Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr M from Lancaster

As expected :)

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 18-Jul-2007 and 10-Aug-2007 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip was well organised, long drives nicely broken up, acommodation at times even exceeded high expectations. We felt that Claires recommendations for alternative accomodation were particularly good.

It is our feeling that the situation in Etosha will need careful monitoring. If the prices continue to rise dramatically then Hobatere might make a more cost effective alternative. The metalled road to Hobatere once complete also makes this more accessible.

We both felt that Etosha may try to price itself at luxury prices. Game drives at night in Etosha were 450 Namibian dollars, ridiculous compared to Hobatere.

Feedback response

We are monitoring the new Etosha lodges very carefully indeed; they've a lot to live up to with their new prices - though a lot has been done to them. Some sort of refurbishment had been long overdue!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
19-Jul-2007 review: good welcome as alwyas
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
20-Jul-2007 review: Interesting and loads of character!
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
21-Jul-2007 review: Stunning location
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
23-Jul-2007 review: Consistently brilliant!
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
25-Jul-2007 review: reliable waterhole
Halali Camp, Namibia
28-Jul-2007 review: Excellent waterhole with prime game viewing
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
31-Jul-2007 review: a good stopover
Susuwe Island Lodge
1-Aug-2007 review: exceeded expectations!!
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
4-Aug-2007 review: Remote and unique location.
Khorab Lodge, Namibia
7-Aug-2007 review: Useful stopover, and convenient location.