Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B from Sydney

Wonderful family experience in SW Africa

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 21-May-2016 and 8-Jun-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Maruska did an excellent job in putting together a varied itinerary for our mixed group. We had a fantastic trip!! One of the highlights of our seven months away. Such a wonderful balance of comfort and adventure. Highlights included the balloon ride over the Namib desert, game drives in Etosha and Chobe, fishing on the Okavango panhandle and enjoying sundowners as a family each evening.

Although more expensive than other trips we had done, we can confidently say that it was excellent value for money. Simply put, Maruska made everything easy for us - things worked like clockwork!

Namibia is an easy country to do a self drive. The flexibility this gave us was refreshing. Given the long distances, everyone shared the driving. The pacing of the trip was spot on!

We were also pleasantly surprised with how much we loved the Okavango panhandle. It really was the 'Delta' experience we were looking for.

Thank you once again Mush for a great holiday!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
21-May-2016 review: Comfortable city stay at Villa Violet
Desert Quiver Camp, Namibia
22-May-2016 review: Desert luxury at Desert Quiver Camp
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
24-May-2016 review: Quirky host at Sam's Giardino
Twyfelfontein Country Lodge, Namibia
26-May-2016 review: Pretty lodge in need of refurbishment
Taleni Etosha Village, Namibia
28-May-2016 review: Brand new rooms at Taleni Etosha Village
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
30-May-2016 review: Wonderful birthday treat at Mushara Bush camp
Roys Restcamp, Namibia
1-Jun-2016 review: Quirky but comfortable stay at Roy's camp
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
2-Jun-2016 review: Home from home at Nxamaseri Lodge
Ngepi Camp
4-Jun-2016 review: Average stay at Ngepi camp
Nkasa Lupala Tented Lodge, Namibia
5-Jun-2016 review: Pleasant stay at Nkasa Lupala lodge
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
7-Jun-2016 review: Wonderful stay at Muchenje Lodge
Excursion Overall rating
Ballooning in the Namib Desert, Namibia
24-May-2016 review: Namib Desert Balloon flight was phenomenal!
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
25-May-2016 review: Fun kayaking with seals!