Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr J & Ms D - Namibia in July

My Jul 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 18-Jul-2013 and 1-Aug-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


After looking forwards to a trip for a trip to Namibia for many years my hopes were high. Both my wife's and my hopes were more than met. We saw everything we hoped to see and had a great adventure., Everything went according to plan a (except the Erongo lodge) with flights, car hire and accommodation all first rate. We really couldn't have wished for more.

Namibia is a fantastic place to go on a do it yourself safari trip as it feels very safe, the roads are quiet and the locals were all very friendly, helpful and knowlegdable. We didn't encounter any negative attitudes or pressure to buy in markets or shops and the Namibians are clearly proud of their country and keen to impress travellers.

We saw a huge amount of animals in Etosha and elsewhere brought back some fantastic photographs and memories. If only we could start it all over again!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just to reinforce the care needed when driving on the gravel roads. We had a bit of a hairy moment and saw one car overturn on the costal road north of Swakopmund.

Feedback response

This traveller's comment on "Erongo lodge" refers to a fire which burnt down part of the high thatched roof in the restaurant at Erongo Wilderness Lodgeon 30th July (2013). This was the day before these travellers were due to arrive.

Subsequently the lodge was closed for three days, and we re-housed travellers who were due to stay here; instead they had an extra night at Okonjima Bush Camp.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
18-Jul-2013 review: Elegant Guesthouse review
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
19-Jul-2013 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
21-Jul-2013 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
23-Jul-2013 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
25-Jul-2013 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
27-Jul-2013 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
29-Jul-2013 review: Okonjima Main Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
31-Jul-2013 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review