Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms F & Mr A from London

We had an amazing time in Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 28-Sep-2012 and 9-Oct-2012 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had never travelled to sub-Saharan Africa before, and found Chris McIntyre's book on Namibia a really useful starting point. Our main aim was to see zebras in Etosha (believe it or not) and the book made planning when to go very easy.

We found Expert Africa through the book. We normally book our travel independently, but decided that we would benefit from others' knowledge about Africa when booking this trip. We were limited in time, and Expert Africa did a good job of tailoring a trip to suit our aims and time constraints.

The pre-travel notes were brilliant to prepare us for what to expect.

We found the landscape in Etendeka and Etosha particularly beautiful, and saw masses of wildlife - much more than we expected. It was an incredible experience, and a huge privilege, to get so close to the wildlife in both those places, and in Okonjima.

We were well looked after everywhere we stayed - but nowhere better than Etendeka, where we found gentle, straightforward hospitality.

The driving was a bit daunting to start with on the gravel roads, but we settled into it, and were rather surprised to see tarmac again when we left Etosha! It suited us really well to be able to drive ourselves around.

Despite the relative ease of driving around, and the very comfortable places to stay, we found a real sense of quiet and wilderness in Namibia which was wonderful.

And we saw plenty of zebras.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
29-Sep-2012 review: Erongo - very welcoming
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
30-Sep-2012 review: Mowani seems quite a slick operation
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
1-Oct-2012 review: Etendeka was a real highlight of our trip
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
3-Oct-2012 review: Dolomite has a fantastic setting
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
4-Oct-2012 review: The waterhole at Okaukuejo is a real treat
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
6-Oct-2012 review: Loved the peacefulness of Onguma
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
7-Oct-2012 review: Real privilege to get this close to wildlife