Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Midlothian

Exceeded Expectations

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Sep-2014 and 12-Oct-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was our first time in Africa and Namibia was fantastic. We didn't know much about the country but told Tracey what we wanted to see - dunes, Skeleton Coast, Etosha - and she put together an itinerary which covered everything and more e.g. she suggested Okonjima which we loved. And I think she gauged our accommodation preferences really well - we loved most places we stayed at.

The food was much better than we thought - plenty of fresh fruit & vegetables and vegetarian options at the majority of places, and a cold beer or nice wine could always be found.

Namibia felt safe and welcoming. So much to see - varied scenery, great experiences (kayaking) and of course some of the most unforgettable wildlife viewing, more than we expected. A photographer's delight!

We took 3 weeks and the pace felt good, and I'm glad we did in the order we did.

We will definitely go back to Namibia, we'd love to go back to Etosha and also visit the north Caprivi Strip.

The Bradt guide provided was way better than the DK one I had also bought - it was a great source of current info, facts and generally good reading - thanks!

An excellent holiday, wonderful memories.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I wish we had upgraded the car - the saloon car we had was fine and coped with every road, but it was much slower to get around - I'd recommend to others that it would be worth it.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
22-Sep-2014 review: Lovely, clean & welcoming
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
23-Sep-2014 review: Great Scenery & Hiking
Elegant Desert Lodge, Namibia
25-Sep-2014 review: Better than expected
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
27-Sep-2014 review: Central location, great room & breakfasts
Doro Nawas, Namibia
29-Sep-2014 review: Spectacular and remote
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
30-Sep-2014 review: Worth it for the view alone
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
2-Oct-2014 review: Anderssons Camp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
4-Oct-2014 review: Pros & Cons
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
5-Oct-2014 review: Loved everything about this place!
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
7-Oct-2014 review: Fantastic - accommodation and experiences
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
9-Oct-2014 review: Lovely - but you need to be fit!
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
28-Sep-2014 review: A holiday highlight