Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr J & Mrs S B from UK

Fantastic holiday

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 12-Jul-2007 and 26-Jul-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Fantastic trip, enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and really love the country. There is some great scenery. Enjoyed every single location. We stayed at some wonderful accommodations and had some really nice hosts. We hope that some day, we will be able to go back again and would definitely use your services!

At times, we found the driving to be tiring and would have preferred to have been in a 4WD vehicle which would have ridden the bumpy bits better.

With all the travelling, we found that it would have been much better to have had at least 3 nights at each place, and perhaps this might need to be suggested to other travellers. It took most of the day to get from one place to the next, hence we only really had 1 day at any location other than Etosha to get the 'feel' of it. It would however, have given us a real dilemma as even with the benefit of experience, it would be impossible to choose somewhere to miss out of the itinerary ... and we could not afford a 3 week trip!!

We found dealing with souvenir sellers (and beggars) difficult at times. It is hard to know when you are getting ripped off - which we experienced at least once - and as we are not used to bartering, we felt uncomfortable that we might be being unfair to them by going too low. However, they do seem to be very good with their psychology in their selling. Particularly found Outjo (as described in the guide book) and Uis to be intimidating places for this.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
12-Jul-2007 review: Great location, good hosts
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
13-Jul-2007 review: Fantastic place and great room / tent)
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
15-Jul-2007 review: Fantastic location, great walks available
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
17-Jul-2007 review: Lovely guest house with friendly hosts
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
19-Jul-2007 review: High quality camp in superb setting
Halali Camp, Namibia
21-Jul-2007 review: The refurbished bungalow was really nice
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
25-Jul-2007 review: Lovely place to end our holiday at
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
18-Jul-2007 review: Good trip, well worth doing