Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr D from Elegy

My Aug 2008 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 17-Aug-2008 and 6-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We very much enjoyed the itinerary. Fish River Canyon was lovely, but clearly many people do not have time to do there. It was empty! People are missing out on some lovely scenery. It was a very good time of year to see Etosha, it is almost too easy to spot the wildlife! Using the N$35 guidebook is very helpful, shows you where all the waterholes are and what to look for at the waterholes. Great investment.

No hawkers etc, fantastic. Shops well stocked, road signs excellent, even if some of the roads are not quite excellent, but many are fine. Changing travellers cheques takes time!!!! I work for a bank and was able to help the teller through the system, otherwise it would have taken hours not he 45 minutes it actually took!!

yes we will do more trips to Africa, but not immediately

Suggestions for improvement:

As experienced travellers, the help and service was perfect for us.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
17-Aug-2008 review: Hilltop House review
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
18-Aug-2008 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
19-Aug-2008 review: Canyon Lodge review
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
21-Aug-2008 review: Eagle's Nest review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
23-Aug-2008 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
25-Aug-2008 review: Zebra River Lodge review
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
27-Aug-2008 review: Sam's Giardino review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
29-Aug-2008 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
31-Aug-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
Namutoni Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2008 review: Namutoni Restcamp review
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
4-Sep-2008 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review
Excursion Overall rating
Ballooning in the Namib Desert, Namibia
25-Aug-2008 review: Ballooning in the Namib Desert
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
28-Aug-2008 review: Coast and Sandwich Harbour