Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms K from Alberta


My May 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 15-May-2015 and 15-Jun-2015 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was really the trip of a lifetime! We saw and did so much. For people who like to watch birds and animals, this provided opportunities galore!

It was also a very nice itinerary, suited to our particular interests and preferences. We would have liked to be more active since we aren't used to spending so much time in vehicles, but recognize that the nature of the trip made this very difficult. Game drives made it possible to see much more, from a closer distance, with less hazard.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Overall, the trip was very well organized. We stayed in some spectacular places.

Having the customized map and letter really helped in terms of self-drive navigation. (Two small points: The location for Okonjima was too far north for the actual turn off. Also, there were a couple of inconsistencies between the letter and the actual itinerary that looked like they were 'left overs' from a previous version of the letter.)

In terms of the overall itinerary, the trip was very well organized. If we were to do it again, we would make very few changes. We might skip BullsPort (but then wouldn't have walked at all!). We could also have skipped Mushara Bush Camp, except that we did need somewhere to overnight in about that location. Maybe we could have stayed inside the park? We loved having a waterhole chalet in Etosha and that was really a highlight. Footsteps was an interesting experience and might have been more important to us if we hadn't spent the previous 4 days kayaking and walking in the delta with a different outfitter.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
15-May-2015 review: A peaceful oasis
GoodGood
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
17-May-2015 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch - Great views
ExcellentExcellent
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
18-May-2015 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
20-May-2015 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
22-May-2015 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
24-May-2015 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
26-May-2015 review: Desert Rhino Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
28-May-2015 review: Ongava Tented Camp review
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
29-May-2015 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
31-May-2015 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
AverageAverage
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
1-Jun-2015 review: Okonjima Plains Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Olive Grove, Namibia
2-Jun-2015 review: Olive Grove review
GoodGood
Footsteps across the Delta, Botswana
8-Jun-2015 review: Footsteps Across the Delta review
ExcellentExcellent
Little Kwara, Botswana
10-Jun-2015 review: Little Kwara review
ExcellentExcellent
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
12-Jun-2015 review: Ilala Lodge review
GoodGood