Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs Y from London


My Sep 2015 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia & Zimbabwe between 28-Sep-2015 and 21-Oct-2015 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

All the arrangements worked, as we expected them to.

I asked Tracy to upgrade our car from a group C to a group K shortly before we traveled, based on my own research, and friends' comments. I'm very glad I did, because we drove over 3000km, and a standard saloon would have been too small, our luggage would not all have fitted in the boot, and it would have required extremely careful driving on some of the gravel roads. I think it should have been suggested to us in the first place, given the amount of time we spent in the car. (In fact we were supplied with a Nissan X-trail 2/4WD, which I think is a group O car).

We were a little concerned that staying for one night in 3 lodges in a row (around the Etosha area) would be difficult, with no time to rest, but in fact it suited us. We were able to cross Etosha in a leisurely fashion, knowing we wouldn't have to retrace our steps at the end of the day.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
29-Sep-2015 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
GoodGood
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
1-Oct-2015 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
3-Oct-2015 review: Sam's Giardino review
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
5-Oct-2015 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Taleni Etosha Village, Namibia
7-Oct-2015 review: Taleni Etosha Village review
GoodGood
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
8-Oct-2015 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
GoodGood
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
9-Oct-2015 review: Hakusembe Lodge review
GoodGood
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
10-Oct-2015 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
PoorPoor
Lianshulu Lodge, Namibia
12-Oct-2015 review: Lianshulu Lodge review
GoodGood
Pangolin Voyager
14-Oct-2015 review: Pangolin Voyager review
PoorPoor
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
16-Oct-2015 review: Victoria Falls Hotel review
GoodGood
Villa Violet, Namibia
19-Oct-2015 review: Villa Violet review
AverageAverage
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
4-Oct-2015 review: Great fun with the wildlife
ExcellentExcellent