Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from Clitheroe


Our Big Adventure

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-Oct-2016 and 24-Oct-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

GoodGood

We debated long and hard about the difference between Very and Fairly satisfactory. We chose the latter for the following reasons:

1) Bullsport was a good stopover, but not in the style of the other lodges. We knew it was a working farm and perhaps we should have chosen differently.

2) We are not convinced that visiting at the end of the dry season was a good choice. We were aware of the lack of rain, but did not realise that it would be so unusually hot. This was not the fault of Expert Africa.

3) Although happy with the 2 x 4 car, a more powerful diesel model would have been more suitable.

On a positive note, we were delighted with Expert Africa's response to our delayed arrival after we had difficulty contacting Wilderness Safaris. We also feel that the whole process from the initial enquiry to the actual holiday was well managed, with excellent advice and information. We would (and already have) recommend Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The guidebook does need updating. The wifi in most camps is better than described for example. Conny's restaurant (page 181) was very welcome, but there was only """"chicken"""" or a toasted sandwich. It was very clean and had some very interesting geological specimens.

Solitaire has a memorial to Moose who died in 2014, (page 265). The Kameldorn Garten restaurant in Otjiwarongo (page 405) closed some time ago.

We greatly appreciated camps with good wifi, bean to cup coffee machines and chilled water. Sounds trivial, especially when we have also greatly enjoyed the friendliness of staff and the beauty of the country that is Namibia.

Thank you.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
10-Oct-2016 review: Comfortable stay at Galton House
GoodGood
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
10-Oct-2016 review: Bullsport Guest Farm
AverageAverage
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
11-Oct-2016 review: Hot stay at Kulala Desert Lodge
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
14-Oct-2016 review: Immaculate guesthouse
ExcellentExcellent
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
16-Oct-2016 review: Welcome, welcome to DMC
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
18-Oct-2016 review: Greeted by elephants
GoodGood
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
20-Oct-2016 review: Stylish and convenient access to Etosha
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
22-Oct-2016 review: Bouldered over by this camp
ExcellentExcellent
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
15-Oct-2016 review: A day on the edge at Sandwich Harbour
ExcellentExcellent