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Travel reviews by Kiwis in London

Family trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 2-Jul-2012 and 17-Jul-2012 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had a great holiday. There were certainly parts of the trip where it was more difficult for the 70+year old member of our family to manage and it would have may have been useful if the lodges we stayed at knew that one of the members of our group was older as we were put in some rooms that were quite a long distance away from the dining areas.

We would have probably liked an extra day in both Swakopmund and the Erongo Wilderness Lodge areas as there was not enough time to do what we wanted to do in these places.
We had a member of the group who is unable to eat certain foods and at all the accommodations we were very impressed with the catering for her.

A highlight for us was Etosha and this may have been further improved by having accommodation in the park at the Anderson Gate (this could have been highlighted to us when making the booking and we could have considered changing our travel arrangements to deal with this).

The Nissan vehicle we had was not at all comfortable in the back seat with 3 persons seated there.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Gwynneth did a great job organising this trip for us given the time frame from starting the booking to the date of travel. I wonder if more phone contact would have been useful to iron out little things that could have further improved the trip?

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
3-Jul-2012 review: Olive Grove review
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
4-Jul-2012 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Desert Homestead, Namibia
6-Jul-2012 review: Desert Homestead review
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
8-Jul-2012 review: A garden oasis
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Jul-2012 review: Loved our stay here
Taleni Etosha Village, Namibia
12-Jul-2012 review: Handy location
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
14-Jul-2012 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
16-Jul-2012 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review