Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S from Ontario
Total number of trips
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Namibia/ Botswana Trip
Namibia and 3 other countries between 18 Sep 2013 and 10 Oct 2013
Maruska really helped walk us through the initial planning stages, pointing out practicalities in her most diplomatic way. Her suggestions always held true, yet she listened to our ideas as well. She showed great patience and carefully dealt with our concerns. Her knowledge and expertise enabled us to experience a great adventure.
It was truly a unique experience. We were so very fortunate to have had Maruska as our contact.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
At this time, I can't think of any way our experience could be improved upon."
Arranged By Maruska AdyeRowe
"Acorn House-Couldn't have been better!"
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
"Erongo Wilderness Lodge-Great Setting"
It was a great introduction to uniqueness of Namibia. We only wish we could have had a longer stay."
Onguma Tented Camp
"Onguma Tented Camp- Great Animal Sightings"
Our accommodations at Ongoma Tented Camp were very good. It was a memorable stay.."
"Okaukuejo Camp-Room Concern"
The flood - lit waterhole was a hit."
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
"Twyfelfontein County Lodge-Disappointing Star"
It was all a bit unsettling. We tried not to let it over-shadow our visit to the surrounding area, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a drive into the desert to see the elephants ."
"Sandfields Guesthouse-Great Spot"
Whilst in Swakopmund these guests took a day tour to the coast south of Walvis Bay, here's what they said about it:
We really feel we had a true adventure on this day trip. We saw many varieties of birds, which Ernest helped us identify. There were varied landscapes, including the Kuseib Deltas and Sandwich Harbour. The scenery was breathtaking. Ernest navigated the dunes with great skill, [fortunately}, and the tide let us in to the Sandwich Harbour area itself. Again, Ernest's knowledge of the flora and fauna was superb Truly a most worthwhile experience."
Coast and Sandwich Harbour
28 Sep 2013 • All-day excursion
Agama River Camp
"Agama River Camp-Simple Charm"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"Galton House-Excellent Service"
We found it easy to find following the map as we approached from the south.It was also easy to get to the airport.
It was a very relaxing spot."
"Keara Camp-great Memories, Great Sightings"
The staff was excellent. Our Guide Bate and Tracker KP were quite a team. Our Safari drives covered various areas. We had a lagoon boat ride to the Godikwe herony and got great pictures. We traveled in a mokoro to an Island walk. We even saw the seldom seen Sitatunga.
On our last day we were treated to a brunch by a Hippo pond. Unbelievable. Such memories!"
"Xakanaxa Camp-Arrived by Boat"
Our guide, Water, was an experienced hand. As we were in a Reserve, he had no tracker. On our first drive he heard an impala give a warning cry and followed that up by finding a lion in the grass. Amazing.
On a boating trip, we were with four very serious photographers. We found ourselves in the way. We don't think they expected joiners. We were also part of their group the following morning. We did cramp their style. I think allowances could be made. Our Guide did the best he could.
Other than that glitch, we did enjoy our experience at Xakanaxa Camp and left with fond memories."
"Lagoon Camp-What a Setting!"
Dux then showed us our tent. Again the setting was amazing. Deck, bed, soak tub and shower all afforded a view of the river. No wonder the hippos liked it so well there.
Our Guide Paul and our Tracker Isaiah again proved to be a great team. We watched the elephants maneuver their babies across the river. We saw three female lions resting in the midday. We saw a crocodile feasting on an elephant. We came boat to nose with a hippo in the river.,not to mention tracking a leopard. We were most fortunate."
Victoria Falls Hotel
"Victoria Falls Hotel- Fitting Ending"
We made an effort to explore the various common rooms and stairwells just to glean some of thei history. We spent time on the terrace taking in the view.
The breakfasts were great and we had a couple of yummy dinners. We spent a late afternoon by the pool. Obviously we made the best of our stay. Thank you so much for arranging that Maruska.
The short walk from the Hotel to the Falls deserves mention."