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Travel reviews by R & B from London

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

2

Excursions taken

0

Our March 2016 trip to Namibia

Namibia between 18 Mar 2016 and 22 Mar 2016

Trip rating: Excellent
"We were in Namibia for two weeks, and only the one night at Doro Nawas and three nights at Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp were booked through Expert Africa.

The trip overall was terrific, but Doro Nawas and Hoanib were particularly so. In addition, we travelled south to Fish River Canyon, Aus and Luderitz. We stayed at the Fish River Lodge, on the rim of the Canyon, and at the Eagle's Nest Chalets in Aus. Both properties were unique and nice, even if not to Doro Nawas and Hoanib standards. That being said, however, I can't imagine better places to stay in those areas, and I would recommend them to people traveling to those areas.

This was our second trip to Namibia. We loved the country so much the first time--its diverse natural beauty, climate, people and pace--that we wanted to return to see the main parts we didn't get to see on our first visit. We are constantly recommending it to people.

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We had outstanding service the entire time, so thank you. And we will definitely be in touch when we plan our next trip to Africa. On a minor note, I wish we had known flying Wilderness Air from Windhoek to Doro Nawas/Hoanib was an option, but it never came up."

Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

"Doro Nawas"

1 night Arrived 18 Mar 2016
"Overall, we had a very nice stay at Doro Nawas. We stayed only one night, the night prior to our trip to Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, but we managed to do a late afternoon elephant drive, which was wonderful. And we saw many elephants!

The service levels were good--you could see the staff was trying very hard to perform to a high standard, particularly at dinner.

And overall, the place and rooms were very clean, although they were starting to feel a little tired, particularly when compared to Hoanib, which was simply outstanding in virtually every respect."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp

"Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp - Unforgettable!"

3 nights Arrived 19 Mar 2016
"In short, the place took our breath away!

The Camp is beautifully situated and maintained to a very high standard. With just 8 tents, the Camp felt not too big and not too small, in other words, it felt just right!

The staff was outstanding, our guide, Elias, in particular, and we, of course, spent the most time with him. When a place operates so well, virtually every member of staff contributes to its success, and unfortunately many of them we never meet. But those whom we did meet and were clearly in part responsible (please forgive any misspellings): Clement, Brigit, Kenny, Stanley, and Beauty. We listed others on our feedback from at the Camp.

The main tent was beautiful and fitting as was our tent. Our tent was very spacious and everything was well maintained.

Our activities will never be forgotten. We spent a lot of time driving through the river bed, and the scenery was stunning. And our drive to the Coast was unforgettable as was the flight back. We were very luck, too, it seems, in that we saw so much wildlife, including two lions and an elephant.

Once again, our guide, Elias, was outstanding. He has an easy way with people and is very knowledgeable about the place and the animals, so we learned a lot!

I would recommend Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp to anyone and without any hesitation. We've travelled a lot, and we have stayed in many of the world's "best" hotels, and the Camp ranks right up there!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent

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