Travel reviews by Mr J & Mrs S from Streatha
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Rwanda between 18 Aug 2019 and 25 Aug 2019
Arranged By Amanda Bond
Hotel des Mille Collines
"Hotel des Mille Collines"
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
"sabyinyo silverback lodge"
Kigali Tour and Genocide Memorial Visit
"City tourCity & Genocide Memorial Tour review"
19 Aug 2019 • All-day excursion
Golden Monkey Trekking
20 Aug 2019 • Morning excursion
Gorilla Trekking Safari
21 Aug 2019 • Morning excursion
Canoeing in Rwanda
"Canoeing in Rwanda review"
24 Aug 2019 • Afternoon excursion
A great way to finish our time in Rwanda - mostly very gentle canoeing with a lot of birds - ibis, geese, kingfishers. Two more exciting bits - a short straight rapid and then a bit of a slalom through a bamboo thicket. Plenty of support on hand if you capsize (we didn't but one of the other canoes did) so it always felt very safe.
My Jul 2015 trip
Namibia between 28 Jul 2015 and 16 Aug 2015
With one glitch, (the car being sent to the wrong guesthouse) all the arrangements worked extremely well and the information we were given in advance was very comprehensive and helpful. Nothing important was missing. This will always be one of our most memorable holidays."
Arranged By Sabina Hekandjo
"Olive Grove Review"
It had a bit of a transitory feel as everyone seems to just stay for one night, passing through."
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
"Sossusvlei Desert Lodge review"
If staying at the full moon though cover the roof skylight that lets you look at the stars from your bed as otherwise you end up drenched in light at 2.00am as the moon transits.
Dune buggies are good fun as an alternative to a drive."
"Swakopmund Guesthouse review"
Restaurants seem to book up early in Swakop - think about booking a day ahead of your arrival if possible. The Tug was very good but fully booked on our first night and we could only get a very early table elsewhere.
Pelican Point Kayaking
This was one of the highlights of the trip. Jeanne is very relaxed and competent leader - it is not strenuous and much better than the alternative launch trips. It was quite cold but Jeanne had all the right gear available for this.
Worth noting the seal pups are at their most playful between June and September (according to Jeanne) - the best time of the year for this activity.
We also saw large groups of flamingoes and half a dozen jackals on the way to Pelican Point."
"Camp Kipwe review"
The Camp is very imaginatively designed into a boulder strewn hillside with a very a nice sundowner vantage point at the top."
Etendeka Mountain Camp
"Etendeka Mountain Camp review"
The communal nature worked well - everybody eats at a communal table and does the same activities together (walk in the morning and drive in the afternoon). It is a stunning beautiful and remote setting."
"Hobatere Lodge review"
They weren't expecting us when we arrived as our booking hadn't been copied onto their room allocation schedule but a room was still made ready within 15 minutes.
The food was exceptional - definitely the best chef that we came across in Namibia. The guiding is really good as well.
We also spent two fascinating hours in the hide at their waterhole although we understanding they are working on moving it closer to the lodge."
Ongava Tented Camp
"Ongava Tented Camp review"
There is a good of variety of game including lion and rhino in their own reserve, especially the bird life. The food was a bit dull compared to some of the other camps."
"Mushara Outpost review"
The guided trips into Etosha were really good as well - we covered in a relatively small part of the park but still managed to find multiple lions, elephant, rhino as well as cheetah."
Okonjima Plains Camp
"Okonjima Plains Camp review"
The rooms are large and have nice picture windows but the concrete floors and walls give them a functional appearance. Staff are friendly and helpful.
Cheetah and leopard tracking though were tremendous experiences - worth staying two nights to ensure you have time to do both.
We also enjoyed visiting the Africat day centre and of all the guides we had in Namibia, Martin worked hardest to show us as much as possible in the time we had."