Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr J & Mrs C from W Sussex

My Jul 2012 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 22-Jul-2012 and 7-Aug-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


1st time to Namibia & Africa for us. Big distances to cover similar to US, Australia etc, so we knew what this entailed. Before we went we got the usual intake of breath from people when they asked us where we were going on holiday and we said Africa, so we went with an open mind and all the travel jabs etc.

The realillty for us was to meet the most friendly local people of any past holiday, experience mostly excellent service and food, see some amazing animals and scenery and feel very comfortable with everything around us. We wanted to go over land as we enjoy the travelling and self driving. This was fun in its self as the roads were mostly totally empty. We will certainly go back again and explore more new places in Africa.

I think for people making their 1st African self drive trip, Namibia is a good destination. The itinery put together by Expert Africa was well thought out, took in all the highlights and made the whole thing work well with realistic driving targets. The documentation that we were sent before hand was well considered and allowed us to make good preparations.

We would certainly have no problems recommending them to friends or using them again.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
23-Jul-2012 review: Elegant Guesthouse review
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
24-Jul-2012 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
Sossusvlei Lodge, Namibia
25-Jul-2012 review: Sossusvlei Lodge review
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
27-Jul-2012 review: Central Guest House review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
29-Jul-2012 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
31-Jul-2012 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
4-Aug-2012 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
5-Aug-2012 review: Okonjima Main Camp review