Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs J from London


A brief taste of Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-May-2019 and 30-May-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We chose Namibia as we need somewhere that could accommodate a relatively short trip, and where we could also do some activities/lodges that, although wildlife-focused, would provide a different experience or environment from other safaris we have done in Southern & East Africa. We therefore had a slightly unusual itinerary (no Etosha, and the south of the country simply wasn't possible to do as well in the time we had). I do feel like we will probably have to come back, as everyone kept telling us how amazing the desert was! But the places we visited were all very good and we certainly had some new and very interesting experiences.

The self-driving was a bit of new concept for us (on African trips I have only driven in South Africa before as most safaris in Zambia, Kenya etc are not practicable for self-drivers) but, although the drives were long and everything seemed to take a bit more time than I expected, the roads were no worse and in many case much better than they are in South Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ozondjou Trails, Namibia
22-May-2019 review: Elephantine experience
GoodGood
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
24-May-2019 review: Back to the wild at Mundulea
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Villa, Namibia
27-May-2019 review: Much more to Okonjima as cats
ExcellentExcellent
Heinitzburg Hotel, Namibia
29-May-2019 review: African Castle
GoodGood

My Nov 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 6-Nov-2015 and 17-Nov-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

A very good trip.

Richard's recommendations of the Emakoko and Laikipia Wilderness were perfect for us, with real style. Saruni Samburu was spectacular but probably not quite our style, although I think some people would love it. Air Kenya is what it is, a magical mystery tour.

Very happy overall.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
The Emakoko, Kenya
6-Nov-2015 review: The Emakoko review
ExcellentExcellent
Laikipia Wilderness, Kenya
8-Nov-2015 review: Who let the dogs out?
ExcellentExcellent
Saruni Samburu, Kenya
12-Nov-2015 review: Style in the Bush at Saruni Samburu
GoodGood

My Oct 2013 trip

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 14-Oct-2013 and 21-Oct-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Good. Loved Offbeta Meru. Liked Offbetat Mara but it had issues Giraffe Manor was great but I think it's expansion has made it less of an experience.

Still good though.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Giraffe Manor, Kenya
15-Oct-2013 review: Giraffe Manor
ExcellentExcellent
Offbeat Meru, Kenya
16-Oct-2013 review: Offbeat Meru
ExcellentExcellent
Offbeat Mara, Kenya
19-Oct-2013 review: Offbeat Mara
ExcellentExcellent