Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs P from Maidstone


August/September Namibia tour

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 25-Aug-2014 and 14-Sep-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We were expecting great scenery and lots of wildlife and we weren't disappointed.

Private lodges perform far better than NWR lodges but this is no doubt reflected in the price. NWR lodges do have the best locations however in relation to National Parks (particularly Sossus / Deadvlei).

Late for dinner one day as we didn't know the clocks had changed!

The one disappointment was the kayaking trip. Booked with Jeanne Meintjies who was much recommended but was dumped at the last moment with another provider (still awaiting explanation from Expert Africa). I believe it was because I was the only person booked that day.

Bradt guide states that 200 rand notes are not accepted in Namibia. We only read this after we had obtained our currency (largely in 200 rand notes) and a couple of days before we travelled. Managed to exchange some notes at Heathrow thanks to Covent Garden FX but found in practice this was not necessary and out of date information.

Feedback response:
We have looked in to issue regarding the kayaking and can confirm that both of Jeanne's vehicles had to be taken in for repairs unexpectedly, hence this traveller was switched to another operator who offers the same excursion.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
26-Aug-2014 review: Olive Grove review
ExcellentExcellent
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
27-Aug-2014 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
GoodGood
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
29-Aug-2014 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
GoodGood
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
1-Sep-2014 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
3-Sep-2014 review: Camp Kipwe review
ExcellentExcellent
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
5-Sep-2014 review: Dolomite Camp review
AverageAverage
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
7-Sep-2014 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
GoodGood
Onguma The Fort, Namibia
9-Sep-2014 review: Onguma The Fort review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2014 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent