Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana

30 day tour of Namibia by 4x4

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 29-Dec-2013 and 28-Jan-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


In general this was perhaps one of the most enjoyable and spectacular holidays we have had. We know Namibia quite well so were partly revisiting places we had seen and liked before and partly filling in gaps to see places we had missed before. We were slightly concerned that we needed to maintain a complicated schedule, our trip totalled just short of 6000km and involved staying at 18 different places so there was obviously a worry about what would happen if for some reason we got behind schedule, but the planning was excellent (thank you Sabina) and everything went as planned without any difficulty. So we never found out what would happen if things went wrong! We felt sure in such a situation we would have been sorted out.

Expert Africa's information was excellent (brochure, website and specially prepared information).

We are very tempted to do similar trips with Expert Africa in future.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ondekaremba Lodge
30-Dec-2013 review: Pleasant oasis near Windhoek airport
Kalahari Arms Hotel, Botswana
31-Dec-2013 review: Convenient stop-over in Kalahari
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
1-Jan-2014 review: Civilisation in the middle of the swamps
Susuwe Island Lodge, Namibia
3-Jan-2014 review: Luxury in middle of a game reserve
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
4-Jan-2014 review: Excellent overnight stay
Hakusembe Lodge, Namibia
6-Jan-2014 review: Great views of Angola across the river
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
7-Jan-2014 review: An excellent stay near to Etosha
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
8-Jan-2014 review: A relatively large camp inside Etosha
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
10-Jan-2014 review: Undoubtedly the high spot of our trip
Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-Jan-2014 review: An unusual and scenic location
Terrace Bay, Namibia
14-Jan-2014 review: Now for something completely different
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
15-Jan-2014 review: Luxury in Swakopmund
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
18-Jan-2014 review: Comfortable accomodation in the wilderness
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
20-Jan-2014 review: Another scenic location
Nest Hotel, Namibia
21-Jan-2014 review: A pleasant hotel in an attractive location
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
23-Jan-2014 review: Perched on the edge
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
25-Jan-2014 review: A surprising place among red dunes
Galton House, Namibia
26-Jan-2014 review: Back to the real world