Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Family H & L from Berks


Namibia Adventure

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 22-Jul-2017 and 6-Aug-2017 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Unbelievable! Great trip - and good to go way we did - ie start with Bagatelle heading south and then west. In this way we appreciated what each place had to offer - in terms of location, animals, etc. If we had started at Okonjima - well - all others would not compare well.

The animals at Etosha would also overshadow the animals at the other lodges - eg tracking desert elephants at Doro Nawas was great - but if we had already seen the herd of 20 at the waterhole each night in Etosha - it would have lost some of the attraction and adventure. Each place was unique - so thank you - it was not like we were comparing one 5* place to another one...
Animals were sort of unque at each to a point eg loads of deer types at Bagatelle, Ostriches at Hoodia & the desert, desert elephants and Doro, all various things at Etendeka, everything at Etosha, chill out - dik diks, warhogs and snakes( !!) at Mushara and the cats at Okonjima.

Suggestions:
*Car - ours was not happy on the gravel roads and did not cope with the D road - better to have a larger, more suitable car. warn all re the dust - you could not see what colour the car was when we returned it.......or our clothes!!!
*Laundry : good to have every 5 days included in package. So dusty there - we collected loads and ended up hand washing through some things by day 11. But we were also in Jo'berg for 4 days before Namibia and cape Town 4 days after Namibia.
*If in one place for the night - maybe let us know their activity list so we can get to the place in time and not miss activities?

But - cannot fault you - truly brilliant holiday which we all loved!!

Marusha - hope you have a healthy baby girl now and many thanks for pulling this together for us,

thanks,

Lynne, Rob, Sam & Matt

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
22-Jul-2017 review: great!
ExcellentExcellent
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
23-Jul-2017 review: great!!
ExcellentExcellent
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
25-Jul-2017 review: nice - a good place for a quick break
ExcellentExcellent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
27-Jul-2017 review: fantastic - loved it!!
ExcellentExcellent
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
29-Jul-2017 review: windy!
GoodGood
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
31-Jul-2017 review: the worst place re service and staff attitude
GoodGood
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
2-Aug-2017 review: Great - very relaxing!
ExcellentExcellent
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
4-Aug-2017 review: BRILLIANT!!
ExcellentExcellent