Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The Eagle family from UK

My Dec 2007 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 22-Dec-2007 and 5-Jan-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was a real adventure and Tracy at Expert Africa was superb in making suggestions linking various places of interest together.

The route we took was by far the best way to do it. It was our first experience of Wilderness Safaris and we enjoyed their camps and lodges enormously. As always a lot is down to the staff at the lodges and we would particularly like to single out Patries the manager and Johann our guide at Kulala, Florentia (assistant manager) & Jefta(our guide) at Doro Nawas, Rosi at the Stilz and Arnold our guide at Okinjima - these guys were stars!

A minor point is that on occassion we weren't always sure what we were supposed to pay for and what was inclusive - the terms full board & half board didn't always explain - sometimes water was free, other times we were billed for it for example. However none of our bar bills came to very much and we certainly didn't get the impression we were being charged a lot (apart from at Wolwedans where they tried to charge us £30 for a bottle of wine we didn't have! but they're not Wilderness Safaris!) but it's worth mentioning to you.

I'm already thinking about my next trip and Expert Africa will be my first stop. We also found Chris McIntyre's book excellent - we'd have been lost without it. Thank you!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
22-Dec-2007 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
23-Dec-2007 review: Kulala is great place to stay
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
25-Dec-2007 review: Christmas at Wolvedans
The Stiltz, Namibia
27-Dec-2007 review: The Stiltz review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
30-Dec-2007 review: Doro Nawas review
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
1-Jan-2008 review: Ongava Tented Camp review
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
3-Jan-2008 review: Frans Indongo Lodge review
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
4-Jan-2008 review: mixing it with the cats at okonjima