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Travel reviews by Mr J & family from Hants

Review Distribution

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Good
Average
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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

3

Lodges stayed in

12

Excursions taken

2

My Jul 2015 trip

Namibia and 2 other countries between 27 Jul 2015 and 19 Aug 2015

Trip rating: Excellent
"Expert Africa were amazing. They spend a lot of time with me shaping the trip and advising me of the accommodation options. I found their recommendations spot on and the accommodation they booked was superb with a very individual and varied feel. The majority of the accommodation had a very personalised feel.

Sabina is worthy of particular mention, as she really knew Namibia well and so was able to give accurate and re-assuring advice. She was always courteous and nothing was too much trouble. Expert Africa give superb attention to detail and provide lots of useful information before the trip, which ensures the trip goes smoothly. Any issues, which were limited during or after the trip were dealt with very quickly and efficiently.

I would recommend Expert Africa without reservation.

The website is also very helpful when researching your trip."

Arranged By Sabina Hekandjo


Haus Sonneneck

Haus Sonneneck

"Haus Sonneneck review"

1 night Arrived 28 Jul 2015
"This was a very comfortable first night stay"
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Hoodia Desert Lodge

Hoodia Desert Lodge

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 29 Jul 2015
"Hoodia had a very friendly feel. It is a small lodge with a lovely location and fantastic accommodation and food.

The trip to Soususvlei was worth doing."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
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Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)

"Central Guest House review"

3 nights Arrived 31 Jul 2015
"A good location, helpful host and lovely breakfasts.

Easy to walk into town and find somewhere to eat."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Good
Kayaking with seals

Kayaking with seals

"Highlight of the trip"

1 Aug 2015 • Morning excursion

This was an amazing wildlife encounter. The seals were very friendly and if you sit in the water they will gradually come to you and get more and more curious.

One even tried to get in our kayak!
Excellent
Coast and Sandwich Harbour

Coast and Sandwich Harbour

"Knowledgeable guide"

2 Aug 2015 • All-day excursion

This was a great trip with a mix of wildlife, scenery and some exhilarating driving through the dunes
Excellent
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

Twyfelfontein Country Lodge

"Twyfelfontein Country Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 3 Aug 2015
"Larger lodge, so less personal service. Rooms lovely. Staff not always knowledgeable about local attractions, which was surprising.

Food good, but less able to provide a meat alternative for vegetarians on the buffet"
Average
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Grootberg Lodge

Grootberg Lodge

"Grootberg Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 4 Aug 2015
"The view from your balcony is worth the trip here alone. Amazing setting and a real community feel.

This lodge directly benefits the local communities and has a very friendly feel. Great excursions which are well worth doing with good guides.

Occasionally the service was little less slick than the european run lodges, but this was part of the charm."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Aug 2015
"Go for the luxury water hole bungalows they are worth the extra money. We sat on our balcony watching rhino, elephants and assorted antelopes all through the evening - an amazing view and lovely spacious accommodation.

Locally run so reception sometimes lacked the high level of customer service of some european run lodges.

Reduction for vegetarians on the buffet, as they are not specially catered for."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

"Mushara Bush Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Aug 2015
"Lovely feeling to this lodge. Very relaxed and great service from the local staff. Very private tented bungalows. Lovely food.

The game drives were good from here."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Hakusembe River Lodge

Hakusembe River Lodge

"Hakusembe Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 10 Aug 2015
"Lovely setting by the river. Food was nice and will cater for vegetarians if you ask.

Really more of a stopover location to break the journey from Etosha to the Caprivi Strip.

Very helpful staff."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Ndhovu Safari Lodge

"Ndhovu Safari Lodge review"

1 night Arrived 11 Aug 2015
"Great location with hippos snorting in the river very close to your tents. Great location to explore the Mahango National Park, which is worth a half day. Close to Poppa Falls too.

Mealtimes were lovely and guests were sat together to share stories of their day, which worked well.

Wonderful vegetarian food."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
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Caprivi Houseboats

"Caprivi Houseboats review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Aug 2015
"Our guide Derek was very good and spotted lots of wildlife along the Zambezi. Owner was a little frosty on arrival. A more rustic experience camping on the roof of the boat and eating around a campfire at night.

It provided a couple of days at a slower pace, which was nice in an action packed holiday."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
Garden Lodge

Garden Lodge

"Garden Lodge is outstanding"

2 nights Arrived 14 Aug 2015
"This was the highlight of the trip. Although slightly more expensive than Nambian lodges this is a full board option with 2 game drives per day: either in the park on roads or on the boat. The food was amazing and visitors sat round a large family style table to share stories and advice on their travelling, this was helped by one of the staff always eating with the guests.

An incredibly friendly feel, where nothing was too much trouble. Afternoon tea and cake was a nice touch, as was the free washing/ironing service - very handy at the end of a long trip.

Not too large which gave it a family feel. Outstanding lodge and ethos."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Ilala Lodge

Ilala Lodge

"Ilala Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 16 Aug 2015
"Great location close to the Falls and the craft market. Also short walk to The Victoria Falls Hotel for high tea.

Very helpful and friendly staff.

Food was excellent."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent

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