Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mrs C from Lancs

Our African Adventure

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 5-Sep-2016 and 27-Sep-2016 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was our first visit to Southern Africa and it exceeded our expectations.

Sabina had given us a great itinerary and set of accommodation, with sound advice about distances and what to see. In retrospect we would not have spent two nights at Camp Kwando, but more in the panhandle. However, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would love to do it again.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

A list of where the ATMs are located would be useful.
Note that bird/animal guide books are not readily available at the lodges. Suggest that customers buy them before travelling.

Clarify the cross border permit instructions for vehicles from Namibia to Botswana.

Note that Zimbabwe now charges US$55 for UK residents visitor permit whereas EU members generally are charged US$30.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
6-Sep-2016 review: Galton House review
Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
9-Sep-2016 review: Central Guest House review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Sep-2016 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
12-Sep-2016 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
14-Sep-2016 review: Onguma Bush Camp review
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
16-Sep-2016 review: Hakusembe Lodge review
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
17-Sep-2016 review: Ndhovu Safari Lodge review
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
18-Sep-2016 review: Nxamaseri Lodge review
Camp Kwando, Namibia
20-Sep-2016 review: Camp Kwando
Garden Lodge, Botswana
22-Sep-2016 review: Garden Lodge review
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
24-Sep-2016 review: Ilala Lodge review