Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr M x 4 from UK

The trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 26-May-2012 and 9-Jun-2012 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Probably the best family (of 4) holiday we have ever had. Great organisation from Expert Africa. Welcomed wherever we went.

The local Namibians were so helpful, and really keen for us to enjoy their country.

Some of the places where we stayed were in the most stunning locations.

In retrospect, we might have been better staying 3 nights in some places (Doro Nawas and Erongo leap to mind). But then, what would we have missed out? Probably Swakopmund, which is really only worth 2 nights if you wish to undertake specific activities such as sand-boarding etc.

We appreciate your tolerance as we added more members of the family!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only bit of advice I would quibble with was the encouragement not to travel from Onguma to Windhoek in one day, but to take a break at Erongo. Onguma-Windhoek is only about 45 km further than Onguma-Erongo; and it is all on tarred road.

Having said that, we are so glad that we did visit Erongo (see that section) - we wouldn't have missed it for anything.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
26-May-2012 review: Elegant Guesthouse review
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
27-May-2012 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
29-May-2012 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
31-May-2012 review: Sam's Giardino review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
2-Jun-2012 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
4-Jun-2012 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
6-Jun-2012 review: Onguma Bush Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
7-Jun-2012 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Villa Violet, Namibia
8-Jun-2012 review: Villa Violet review