Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr MW and Mr M from France


I want to go back!

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Apr-2015 and 30-Apr-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

It was an excellent trip in every way. Everything went smoothly without a single hitch. Everywhere we went we were met by the most charming, friendly and professional staff (less so at Onguma, but while it was disappointing it didn't spoil our overall enjoyment). Of course we loved the landscape, especially Damaraland, and the game, but it is always the people, the staff, who make your trip and your stay memorable. It's been sixteen years since we were last in Namibia and I can't wait to go again. Loved it.

( Just an aside, and I don't want to seem to be going on about it too much, but Onguma Tented Camp promised so much and delivered so little, especially compared to the others. We got the impression that all the Wilderness Safari camps/lodges were very well managed and the staff seemed happy in their job, which is always something positive and pleasing when you come across it. )

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
21-Apr-2015 review: Lacks something
GoodGood
Doro Nawas, Namibia
22-Apr-2015 review: Location, location, location
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
23-Apr-2015 review: Well worth the effort
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
25-Apr-2015 review: Pleasantly surprised
ExcellentExcellent
Onguma Tented Camp, Namibia
27-Apr-2015 review: Lots of superficial gloss but no substance
AverageAverage
River Crossing, Namibia
29-Apr-2015 review: River Crossing review
AverageAverage

Wonderful despite the weather

On this trip, I visited Kenya & Tanzania between 3-Feb-2014 and 16-Feb-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We had a wonderful time and had quite a few 'wow' moments. The weather was not what we expected and we were surprised at how cold it could be in the Serengeti but obviously there's nothing you can do about the weather.

We had one small hiccough at Nairobi airport but apart from that everything went very smoothly and everybody we encountered at every stage of the journey was most helpful.

It has to be said that travel in this part of Africa is now very expensive compared to the competition and we feel that better guidelines could have be given on tipping.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ole-Sereni, Kenya
3-Feb-2014 review: Adequate stop-over
AverageAverage
Dunia Camp, Tanzania
4-Feb-2014 review: Charming all round
ExcellentExcellent
Kusini Camp, Tanzania
8-Feb-2014 review: Great location
GoodGood
Gibb's Farm, Tanzania
11-Feb-2014 review: Beautiful setting
GoodGood
Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, Tanzania
13-Feb-2014 review: Luxury in the bush
ExcellentExcellent