Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs N from Hants

Namibia - fantastic trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Sep-2008 and 24-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had a brilliant trip. We saw lots of amazing sights and animals, and stayed in some wonderful places. The Namibian people were very friendly and helpful.

Some of the long drives between places are a bit boring, in particular the one from Sossusvlei to Swakopmund.

If we ever went to Namibia again, the only things we would do differently are:
- stay in Windhoek on arrival, so that we don't have a long drive on the first day
- hire a 4-wheel drive vehicle, instead of a saloon car. The car was fine on most of the roads, but some roads are very rutted and bumpy, particularly the private roads to some of the lodges
- take a bird book.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
6-Sep-2008 review: Zebra River Lodge - very friendly
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
8-Sep-2008 review: Kulala Wilderness Camp review
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
10-Sep-2008 review: Sam's Giardino review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-Sep-2008 review: Doro Nawas - excellent activities
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
15-Sep-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
17-Sep-2008 review: Halili Restcamp - much quieter than Okaukeujo
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
19-Sep-2008 review: Waterberg Wilderness Lodge -beautiful setting
Okonjima Villa, Namibia
21-Sep-2008 review: Okonjima Villa review