Travel reviews

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


My Apr 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 24-Apr-2018 and 10-May-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful, fantastic trip and experience.

Everything was pretty much perfect and went according to the itinerary.

Game viewing ad Kgalagadi was exceptional as was the unexpected green desert due to the late rain. It was really stunning and the location and views form the lodges were great.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Excellent and helpful as always.

Hope to reurn to Namibia with a trip to the Skeleton coat and stay with the Himba people!


I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
GocheGanas, Namibia
24-Apr-2018 review: GocheGanas review
ExcellentExcellent
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
25-Apr-2018 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Tented Camp, South Africa
26-Apr-2018 review: Kalahari Tented Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Ta Shebube Polentswa, South Africa
27-Apr-2018 review: Ta Shebube Polentswa review
ExcellentExcellent
Ta Shebube Rooiputs, South Africa
29-Apr-2018 review: Ta Shebube Rooiputs review
ExcellentExcellent
Urikaruus Wilderness Camp, South Africa
1-May-2018 review: Urikaruus Wilderness Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Central Lodge, Namibia
2-May-2018 review: Central Lodge review
GoodGood
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
3-May-2018 review: Canyon Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Haus Sandrose, Namibia
5-May-2018 review: Haus Sandrose review
GoodGood
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
6-May-2018 review: Eagle's Nest review
ExcellentExcellent
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
7-May-2018 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
9-May-2018 review: Eningu Clayhouse review
ExcellentExcellent

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:

ExcellentExcellent

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