Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mrs S - Namibia in July

A journey that's worth the effort

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 8-Jul-2013 and 27-Jul-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The only real problem was the COLD. The early mornings and evenings (nights) were perishing. We did not have enough warm clothes, nor were any of the lodges (except Cornerstone) equipped for their quite short winter.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Don't think there's any way round the Okaukuejo catering problem.

The cold (July) needs more emphasis. Double fuel tank well worth specifying. The C14 road to Swakopmund from Sesriem is known as the worst road in Namibia (and that's saying something) - there's no other way to cover that ground but you should maybe warn customers. The country lived up to expectations.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
9-Jul-2013 review: Quiet but some way from centre (restaurants )
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
10-Jul-2013 review: Outstanding
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
11-Jul-2013 review: A long drive but to and outstanding lodge
Desert Horse Inn, Namibia
13-Jul-2013 review: Good for self-guided walks
Desert Homestead, Namibia
15-Jul-2013 review: En route to the dunes
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
17-Jul-2013 review: Great choice for Swakopmund
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
19-Jul-2013 review: Unbeatable location
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
21-Jul-2013 review: Go for the animals not the food
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
23-Jul-2013 review: Luxury after Okaukuejo
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
24-Jul-2013 review: Is it a safari park ?