Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Wiltshire

Departure and Namibia overall.

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 13-Feb-2017 and 4-Mar-2017 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our departure from Windhoek was not as smooth as it should have been. A very good car and driver (Sam) were provided by Wilderness to take us to River Crossing. Sam had not been told what time to collect us to go to the airport on the following morning. He and I agreed that 10.30 would be a good time and that he would get Wilderness to confirm by phone later, that didn't happen. At 8 am on the Saturday morning still nothing had been heard from Wilderness. At 9 the hotel manageress phoned Wilderness only to told that they'd have to look it up and phone back, Just after 10 am they phoned to say the car would come at 10.50. Surely something as simple as fixing a time should have been handled far better and we should have known the departure time on the Friday evening. The second trouble was at the airport. Sam had been instructed that we had to go the Wilderness office so that they could assist our check in. The office was deserted and Sam went in search of any Wilderness employees. This was wasting our time and we didn't need assistance anyway. Eventually someone from Wilderness did turn up. "Good morning, you are checking in for the KLM". He looked surprised to be told we were Qatar passengers and didn't need assistance. This performance didn't give us any confidence in Wilderness's management, perhaps it was just their weekend shift. Despite this poor finish the trip had been a great success. The itinerary worked and we saw virtually all the animals and birds we were after. With the full advantage of hindsight I think we should have stayed one more night at Bullsport. But it was great to see Namibia again after 26 years and the huge changes that have happened in that time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Sun Karros Daan Viljoen, Namibia
13-Feb-2017 review: Sun Karros Daan Viljoen review
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
15-Feb-2017 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
16-Feb-2017 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
18-Feb-2017 review: Lagoon Loge
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
21-Feb-2017 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge.
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
24-Feb-2017 review: Damaraland Camp.
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
27-Feb-2017 review: Desert Rhino Camp.
River Crossing, Namibia
3-Mar-2017 review: River Crossing.