Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Bruce from Harrogate

Remarkable and special

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 29-Sep-2016 and 26-Oct-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Expert Africa and their team made this a hugely successful adventure. Their response when we had a significant problem with our car was timely and effective and they certainly saved our bacon.

Expert Africa pride themselves on knowing their territory and so it would be without hesitation that we would recommend them to anyone as the company to advise you on a similar trip.

Wilderness Safaris were excellent partners in Namibia and the reception team in Windhoek air worthy of special praise. IN this respect Nandula Malango was a star.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Driving in Namibia is not straightforward as we discovered.

Although the metaled roads are excellent, and similarly many of the dirt roads, a high wheel-base, 2WD is adequate,

But where it is known that the dirt roads are very difficult, varying from smooth to lengthy distances where the surfaces are dangerously rugged , a 4WD should be recommended.

This is especially so in some of the central areas (Sesfontein, Dora Nawas to Palmwag, to Swakpmond) where the roads have been graded directly onto the underlying rock and not built up with gravel or limestone.

In these domains a four wheel drive vehicle is really essential and an extra spare necessary too. Punctures are normal experiences here and the thin tyres for urban use are pathetically inadequate.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
30-Sep-2016 review: Olive Grove review
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
1-Oct-2016 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
3-Oct-2016 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
5-Oct-2016 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
Schoeman's Skeleton Coast Safaris, Namibia
8-Oct-2016 review: Safari to savour!
Doro Nawas, Namibia
11-Oct-2016 review: Singing oasis!
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
12-Oct-2016 review: Etendeka Experience
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
14-Oct-2016 review: Wonderful lookout for Etosha first night
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
15-Oct-2016 review: Busy Caravanserei
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
17-Oct-2016 review: Mushara Lodge
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
18-Oct-2016 review: Okonjima, a must!
Own arrangement in JNB
20-Oct-2016 review: Johannesburg is still worth a visit!
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
6-Oct-2016 review: Dream Kayaking adventure
Desert tour, Namibia
7-Oct-2016 review: Tommy's Amazing Tour