Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms J & Mr J from Reading

2015 trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Oct-2015 and 5-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Apart from disastrous car hire experience it was a fantastic trip and did exactly what I had set out to do - to show our friends Namibia.

I was particularly impressed with the Wilderness places where we stayed - I am currently writing an ILO training resource on global supply chain and employment and my sense was that Wilderness do well with increasing skills and capacity in Namibia. A big tick from us on that!

By rights the bad experience with the car hire should mean that the overall trip is rated as satisfactory but I feel that this reflects unfairly on the otherwise excellent trip and the effort Martha put in to planning the modalities of a trip I described to her. We think you have provided an excellent service but want you to take serious note of how unhappy and dissatisfied we are with the service from Budget - Namibia in Windhoek. We hope you will help us should my credit card be charged by Budget. We note that Which? rated Budget as the second lowest performing car hire company.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
22-Oct-2015 review: Adequate room but skinny breakfast
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
24-Oct-2015 review: Great friendly desert camp - really helpful.
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
26-Oct-2015 review: Good, friendly central b&b
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
27-Oct-2015 review: Terrific for birding and walks. Good stop.
Doro Nawas, Namibia
28-Oct-2015 review: Fabulous desert elephants & wonderful staff!
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
29-Oct-2015 review: Excellent Etosha stop. Good waterhole
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
1-Nov-2015 review: our luxury stop!
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
2-Nov-2015 review: Wonderful bush camp - the real thing!