Travel reviews

Travel reviews by K+R, J+P from Stirling

Our Namibia trip October 2018

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 28-Sep-2018 and 16-Oct-2018 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had an amazing trip! Everything went really well. The information provided was totally reliable and our annotated map was a terrific help. Having Wilderness Safaris lounge and support from their team at the airport was great.

The accommodation was a good distance apart so no driving day was too difficult and we felt safe and confident driving ourselves around the country despite some very bumpy roads. This also gave us the opportunity to find small cafes (with excellent cakes) and helpful garages (we'll fix your slow puncture while you have coffee and cake!).

Everyone we met was friendly helpful and welcoming giving us a very positive impression of the country. People were especially helpful and supportive as we had older people travelling with us. They were also very responsive to our requests for including birdwathcing in all trips (114 species seen).

There was much greater variety than a traditional safari holiday. The game viewing was better than we had expected as we didn't include Etosha in our itinerary. However we also loved the varied landscapes such as Fish River Canyon, the dunes at Sossusvlei and Sandwich Harbour, and the bush in Damarland and Waterberg. Our tours were always in smaller groups which gave us more flexibility.

We will be recommending Namibia and Expert Africa to all our friends!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
29-Sep-2018 review: Easy to find from the airport
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
30-Sep-2018 review: Night Drive at Bagatelle was amazing
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
1-Oct-2018 review: Amazing location
Hotel Helmeringhausen, Namibia
3-Oct-2018 review: An oasis of calm
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
4-Oct-2018 review: Beautiful location
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
6-Oct-2018 review: Good central location
Doro Nawas, Namibia
9-Oct-2018 review: Amazing location
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
11-Oct-2018 review: Highlight of our trip
Excursion Overall rating
Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion, Namibia
5-Oct-2018 review: Lovely individualised visit to Sossusvlei
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
7-Oct-2018 review: Driving on the edge!
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
8-Oct-2018 review: A Unique Experience