Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mrs V from Avon

Our adventure to Namibia- Sept 2013

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Sep-2013 and 25-Sep-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We have had an excellent holiday .

There were one or two minor problems which did not detract from the overall enjoyment and we do not live in a perfect world. We were impressed that Sabina went out of her way to contact us on the first day of the holiday when she found out that there had been a mishap with our transfer from the airport. Wilderness were also very apologetic and made us comfortable while we waited to be transferred to the guest house.

Confriming our flight departure times did seem to cause some difficulties with the various lodges but wasn't an issue that really impacted us. We found all the Wilderness Air pilots very friendly and reassuring and they provided us with great views and in a couple of instances made slight detours so we were able to see the best views. We certainly thought flying between lodges was a great way to see the country and to cover long distances quickly.

We were really impressed by Nambia as a country and how everybody worked together in harmony.

we throughly enjoyed the entire trip and hope to go back in the future. We will use Expert Africa again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The following are just suggestions they did not have a negative impact on our trip.

We were not prepared for how cold it was at times. Although this is covered in the information you provided the impact of the winds and the chill factor didn't register with us. Equally we were told that the weather had been exceptionally cold on occasions.

It might be useful to provide fuller explanations as to the exact nature of some of the activities at the lodges. In our case there were some instances where Chris , who has breathing difficutlies could not particiapte in them. Had we had more information we might have suggested that our length of stay at some lodges may have been changed.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
5-Sep-2013 review: Olive Grove - overnight stay
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
6-Sep-2013 review: Canyon Lodge review
Sossusvlei Lodge, Namibia
9-Sep-2013 review: Sossusvlei Lodge review
Villa Margherita, Namibia
12-Sep-2013 review: Villa Margherita review
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia
15-Sep-2013 review: Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
16-Sep-2013 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
19-Sep-2013 review: Anderssons Camp review
Onguma Tree Top Camp, Namibia
21-Sep-2013 review: Onguma Tree Top review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
23-Sep-2013 review: Okonjima Main Camp review
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
14-Sep-2013 review: 4 x4 in the sand dunes