Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs S from Brentford

Memorable experiences in Namibia & Botswana

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 24-Oct-2016 and 14-Nov-2016 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had an outstanding trip with so many memories of stunning landscapes and wildlife that we will never forget. Both fully lived up to our hopes and expectations. We did find the driving in Namibia to be gruelling at times due to the condition of the mainly gravel roads and the necessity to drive relatively slowly, making for some long journeys - in particular the journey between Swakopmund and Twylfontein.

Our itinerary in Namibia took us to a variety of places and experiences that were all very different from each other, and each worth the visit. In Botswana it was mainly about the wildlife, though we also enjoyed the beautiful setting of the Okavenga Delta and meeting lots of Botswanans, who without exception were friendly and welcoming.

Finally, except for not getting the type of vehicle we were expecting (though Bidvest & Tracy from Expert Africa did contact us to offer to change, which we decided against) every aspect of the organisation of the trip went without a hitch. We were also impressed that the company paid the difference in flight prices between Windhoek & Maun after Air Namibia cancelled all these flights from the beginning of November and we had to be rebooked onto SA Airways.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
24-Oct-2016 review: Pleasant guesthouse in Windhoek
Desert Homestead, Namibia
25-Oct-2016 review: Great stay at Desert Homestead
Villa Margherita, Namibia
27-Oct-2016 review: Excellent guesthouse in centre of Swakopmund
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia
29-Oct-2016 review: Desert elephants & rock art at Twyfelfontein
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
31-Oct-2016 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
2-Nov-2016 review: Peace & luxury at Mushara Bush Camp
Galton House, Namibia
3-Nov-2016 review: Stylish guest house in the capital
Thamalakane River Lodge, Botswana
4-Nov-2016 review: Thamalakane River Lodge review
Pom Pom Camp, Botswana
5-Nov-2016 review: Pom Pom Camp was our favourite place to stay
Khwai Tented Camp, Botswana
7-Nov-2016 review: Khwai Tented Camp review
Garden Lodge, Botswana
10-Nov-2016 review: Relaxing small lodge by the Chobe River
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
12-Nov-2016 review: Ilala Lodge review