Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms B & Ms M from DC

Our Namibian Adventure

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 26-Jun-2013 and 5-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


What an amazing trip!

From the moment we first contacted Expert Africa, when Chris personally responded to an inquiry about when to travel, we knew we were in good hands. Maruska planned our journey and was thorough, accesible, and accomodating, working with us to ensure that our itinerary was exactly what we wanted. As a result, the trip not only met, but far exceeded our expectations. We kept commenting that this was "the trip of a lifetime," and it was. Stunning scenery, luxurious accomodations, and excellent service all combined to make this an incredible journey.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
We have just a few suggestions as you plan trips for future travelers:

(1) It might be useful to provide slightly more extensive driving notes. For example, instead of simply saying, "approximately 4 hours, mostly on gravel roads" you could add a few details, for example "you will pass through the charming town of Solitaire" or "you will cross the Tropic of Capricorn before hitting the tricky but beautiful Kuiseb Pass."

(2) The drive from Mowani Mountain Camp to Etosha is much longer than the estimated 3.5 hours; it actually takes about 5 hours given the poor road conditions of the gravel roads near Mowani. We still made it to Etosha before sundown, but it's worth advising future travelers of this.

(3) Although we enjoyed staying in Swakopmund, both of our excursions were in or south of Walvis Bay. It struck us that future travelers doing the same thing could stay in Walvis Bay and therefore cut out the drive time back and forth from Swakopmund.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
26-Jun-2013 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge Review
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
28-Jun-2013 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse Review
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
30-Jun-2013 review: Mowani Mountain Camp
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
1-Jul-2013 review: Ongava Tented Camp Review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
4-Jul-2013 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
29-Jun-2013 review: Turnstone Sandwich Harbour Tour
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
30-Jun-2013 review: Kayaking in Walvis Bay Lagoon