Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr Sand Martin from UK

Trip report

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Oct-2007 and 7-Nov-2007 and I travelled alone.

Overall my trip experience was:


Etosha was fantastic and I had some fantastic sightings. After Etosha and Cape Cross I spent the remaining time in the Caprivi (plus a couple of days in Windhoek).

Bum Hill campsite is highly reccommended - located on the banks of the Kwando river it is one of the very few places in that area that is accessible to a 2WD car - many others such as Nambwa need 4WD. It had a flush toilet, hot shower, sinks and a shelter plus raised viewing platform for each of the six camping pitches. Its owned and run by the local conservancy.

Ngepi on the banks of the Okavango river is another excellent campsite (but very different). its busy but has excellent facilities including electirc power at each of the camping pitches.

Shamvura tented camp is another nice place to stay - particularly with the tame Cape Clawless Otter that lives there !

Namibia is a beautiful country and I keep going back (this was my 6th trip) - I'm already planning my next trip !

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
6-Oct-2007 review: Olive Grove review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
7-Oct-2007 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
12-Oct-2007 review: Halali Restcamp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
16-Oct-2007 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
Cape Cross Lodge, Namibia
21-Oct-2007 review: Cape Cross Lodge review