Travel reviews by Ms M & Mr N from New York
Total number of trips
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Incredibly satisfying Namibia tour
Namibia between 7 Apr 2016 and 21 Apr 2016
The car was terrific - perfect choice for us: 4/4 but automatic drive. We loved the driving tho it is challenging in parts - some long stretches of "washboard" road. But we and the car held up fine - and the drives are all worth it for the wonderful experience of being immersed in a beautiful and complicated country with endlessly interesting landscapes - and people.
The accommodations were also varied; most were just delightful - a few exceptional and unique experiences. We were especially surprised by the delicious and fresh (and healthy!) meals we had in some very remote areas. Two of the accommodations were not quite as perfect a match for our style but that was completely because of our late scheduling and trying to match our other preferences re: access and route with what was available.
All in all a great experience; we'd highly recommend Expert Africa and would be happy to use them again.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Would be really hard to say as all aspects were so well managed. Perhaps one thing that might be useful is a bit more detail on how to get to a few of the accommodations. The map was great - and well used - but while the GPS, which we used to supplement the maps, was most often excellent - when it was wrong, it was dramatically wrong - sending us on a road that didn't exist, for example. Some more detailed instructions about the last portion of the route to any particular accommodation could help.
Maruska was terrific to work with and planned a great trip; she was also very responsive while we were there, although little contact was needed fortunately. She was particularly tenacious about us getting a refund for a minor expense related to a flat tire that just got a little complicated because of credit card issues. [The folks from Wilderness Safaris in the Windhoek airport were amazingly helpful also.]"
Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe
"Pleasant stop on arrival in Windhoek"
Kulala Desert Lodge
"Terrific choice for Sossusvlei"
"An interesting stay in an offbeat place!"
"Terrific stay at Doro Nawas"
Etendeka Mountain Camp
"A unique and memorable stop"
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
"Anderssons Camp review"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
Onguma Etosha Aoba
"Convenient base in a lovely setting"
Erongo Wilderness Lodge