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Travel reviews by Mr S from Barnes

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

3

Excursions taken

0

Excellent trip

Namibia between 7 Aug 2014 and 13 Aug 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Nothing to add to previous comments"

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Hilton Hotel

"Central location - good for an overnight stay"

1 night Arrived 8 Aug 2014
"I used the Hilton for an overnight stay at the beginning and end of a Namibia tour. The hotel is in a central location but is also a 10 minute drive from Eros airport, which is where my tour started and ended.

The hotel was ideal for an overnight stay, and while it may lack 'character' it is clean and seems well run with good facilities including a rooftop pool, 1 restaurant and 2 bars, one of which is open-air next to the pool with views over Windhoek - the bars also serve food.

I found the staff at reception and throughout the hotel extremely friendly, pleasant and helpful"
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris

"Marvellous adventure into the wilderness"

3 nights Arrived 9 Aug 2014
"I had been to Namibia previously and was keen to see more of this wonderful country, and it was great to view from the air as well as the ground - the scenery is absolutely stunning. There were 5 people on the tour and we were taken on 2 small aircraft. The tour was led by Andre Schoeman in one aircraft and assisted by the second pilot, Johann. Andre is a very friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable host, and is a mine of information. You are flown into areas which are otherwise inaccessible, landing in some unusual places and exploring fascinating environments. There is also touring in vehicles, including a couple of trips through dune fields while sitting (braced!) on top of a Landrover - a roller-coaster experience! (we only got stuck in the sand once, so had to help dig-out the vehicle). There were also some treks and also a boat trip. Other unusual experiences are sliding down the 'roaring' dunes, and visiting a Himba tribe settlement.

Accommodation is in individual tents, which have beds and linen (not sleeping bags on the floor!), and at bedtime you'll find a hot water bottle has been placed in your bed - nice touch, as it was chilly in the evenings. There are bucket showers outside each tent which are filled by staff with hot water evenings and mornings, and these are very effective. There are flush toilets on the sites. The accommodation at the Leylandsdrift camp is slightly more 'upmarket'. After showering, early evenings were spent having drinks around a fire (there's a 'help yourself' bar, which is nice!) followed by dinner - the group got on very well so these were enjoyable evenings. Food was good 'Southern African' style - Cape Malay curry, Oryx stew etc. Breakfast is about 7.30, after which the days adventures begin. This is a great way to experience the outdoor life, while being kept as comfortable as possible.

All-in-all this was a fantastic trip - only wish it could have been longer, and I'll be looking out for similar trips in future. While this is an expensive trip, I would urge anyone to go, and if you feel you're too faint hearted or prefer 5 star luxury - take the plunge and enjoy the adventure!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
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Hilton Hotel

"Hilton Hotel review"

1 night Arrived 12 Aug 2014
"Same as previous review"
Excellent

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