Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The Ys from London

A too short visit to an amazing country

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 7-Feb-2016 and 16-Feb-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


An excellent trip. We loved Namibia and the people. The scenery is second to none. Of course, a few more days would have been even better, but the amount of driving was easily copable in the time available.
Many thanks to Tracey for supporting an excellent itinerary in a reduced time span at relatively short notice.

We were surprised but pleased to be met at Windhoek Airport by Costa from Wilderness safaris, who helped us through the vehicle pick up process. And the choice of vehicle was excellent (Toyota 4x4)

The marked route map was very valuable and we were also very pleased to have the Bradt Guide.

One small route point - the C12 from Fish River to the Keetmanshoop - Aus Road has now been rerouted to meet the main road 12 km from Seeheim - the old D545 - presumably to accommodate the traffic for the vast agricultural project. So Seeheim is now even more off the map but we had a good lunch stop there (or, rather ,coffee and apple cake!) and were well welcomed.

And a very minor point - most places don't provide hair dryers. It didn't matter to me but might affect others.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
7-Feb-2016 review: Delightful, calm bed and breakfast
Central Lodge, Namibia
8-Feb-2016 review: OK
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
9-Feb-2016 review: Lovely oasis in the south
Desert Horse Inn, Namibia
10-Feb-2016 review: Comfortable accommodation in nature reserve
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
12-Feb-2016 review: Highlight of our trip - Kulala Desert Lodge
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
14-Feb-2016 review: Good place to stay in Swakopmund