Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr F & Ms E from USA

Fascinating and educational

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Jul-2015 and 13-Jul-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We loved the trip. We were surprised by how well developed much of the tourist infrastructure is in Namibia, how easy and accessible travel is throughout the country, and how friendly and welcoming the locals are. The pace was quite exhausting, but we expected that going in. If we were to have a redo of the same trip, I would extend it by about a third, so we would have a better balance of driving to having time for actual activities.

Generally everything went according to plan and we got to see and do things we planned on seeing and doing. One thing we did not get to do was visit Skeleton Coast NP, because that is a full-day activity from Swakopmund, and our one full day was partly taken up by the kayaking trip. The one change I would have made to our itinerary would be to skip the last night in River Crossing and instead have 3 nights/2 full days in Swakopmund, so we would have had time to go to Skeleton Coast park and drive from there straight to the airport for our evening flight home.

We were very happy with the places we stayed in. There were a few minor hiccups, inevitably, as I describe in my detailed comments on accommodations, but overall everything was great and we were very happy with the choices.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
River Crossing, Namibia
3-Jul-2015 review: Great safari and wonderful place
Central Lodge, Namibia
4-Jul-2015 review: Good place to stop over on the way south
Nest Hotel, Namibia
5-Jul-2015 review: The place to stay in Luderitz
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
7-Jul-2015 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
9-Jul-2015 review: Like staying with friends
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
10-Jul-2015 review: Central Guest House review
River Crossing, Namibia
12-Jul-2015 review: Great safari and wonderful place