Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms S from North Carolina

Trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 17-May-2012 and 29-May-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


My husband and I spent 13 days in Namibia, and it was probably the best trip of our lives. We stayed at a mix of upmarket, full service lodges, to middle market guesthouses, to self-catering camps. The trip went far above and beyond our expectations. The people are very friendly and the country is beautifully desolate. I had been to Namibia for 4 months ten years ago, but working with Expert Africa really made our recent trip significantly better than it would have been with my limited knowledge. Saskia at Expert Africa prepared everything for us; our itinerary was very well-planned out, letting us hit a number of incredible spots, while also giving us plenty of time to enjoy the drive.

We can't thank Saskia at Expert Africa enough. She created the perfect trip for us, made sure we were able to do everything we wanted, and her expertise about the area was extremely helpful. She patiently and informatively answered all of our questions, and provided critical information and options that we didn't even know we needed. Well before our trip, Expert Africa sent us a travel pack including a folio of vouchers, information on all the places we stayed, guidelines for visitors, and a map with all our locations labeled. These items were our bible while we were in Namibia, and kept everything in order and easy on our trip.

We are VERY eager to go on another trip with Expert Africa, and have been recommending them whole-heartedly to all of our friends. Thanks so much for an amazing trip!!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

It's truly hard to think of any real ways to improve upon our wonderful trip!

My only suggestion might be to reorganize some of the information in the guidelines for visitors and our specific information to follow the order of our trip. This was mostly the case, but for a couple of items, I had to flip back and forth to figure out what to do. In particular, it would be wonderful to have a list of all items we need to bring with us, since some of the items (i.e. the copies of passports, etc., we needed to rent a car, which it turned out we didn't need in advance, so it was fine) were located in separate areas. This is truly a minor point, however, since the information is mostly organized this way already, and careful reading should be sufficient for travelers.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
17-May-2012 review: Wonderful, comfortable base
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
18-May-2012 review: Beautiful lodge, excellent service
Halali Camp, Namibia
19-May-2012 review: Good stop
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
20-May-2012 review: Incredible wildlife, great rooms and location
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
21-May-2012 review: One of my favorite places in Namibia!
Doro Nawas, Namibia
23-May-2012 review: A true gem in every way.
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
24-May-2012 review: Comfortable, convenient guest house
Desert Camp, Namibia
26-May-2012 review: Perfect self-catering camp
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
28-May-2012 review: Very pleasant stay