Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Miss A from Okehampton


Wonderful... Beats UK in February!

On this trip, I visited Kenya between 26-Feb-2019 and 12-Mar-2019 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Kenya was fabulous. Highspots were Sarara Camp in general (a whole list of things), the fab Villa at Saruna Mara ( terrific staff); Peponi (just being there...). And hotel One Forty Eight in Nairobi was a superb place to arrive at after a long flight...

We were especially impressed by the cheerful helpfulness of all the Kenyan people we met, in all the places we stayed- and in between.

Plus- the weather was perfect....

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
One Forty Eight, Kenya
27-Feb-2019 review: One Forty Eight review
ExcellentExcellent
Sarara, Kenya
1-Mar-2019 review: Superb!
ExcellentExcellent
Saruni Mara, Kenya
4-Mar-2019 review: Attractive position, very good guide, Tinka
GoodGood
Peponi, Kenya
7-Mar-2019 review: Fabulous!
ExcellentExcellent
Four Points by Sheraton , Kenya
11-Mar-2019 review: Perfect for a one-night stopover
GoodGood

Namibian Adventure 2017

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-Feb-2017 and 28-Feb-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Interesting and varied- the combination of flying and self-driving was the perfect choice for us. However, one does need to be prepared to drive long distances - often hours in endlessly flat, unchanging country.( A good, detailed map is essential - the Tracks Africa map is excellent)

Rather disappointing that Hoanib was the only camp that provided any educational/informative element- a very good film on the desert lions and a lecture by a visiting bat researcher!

More of that sort of thing would have much appreciated- especially where we stayed three nights in one place, (Most camps seem to be geared to two-night stays) Would have very much liked to know more about the different tribes etc- which we finally did on our last day at the National Museum in Windoek , which has seen better days, but is still very interesting.

We loved the ability to get away into some unspoilt and spectacular county -and avoid crowds of tourists. The exception to that was Sossusvlie, where there were far too many people and traffic .... a bit of a shock after the tranquility of Etendenka!

We worry that Namibia is about to OD on tourism and lose its unique appeal.....

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
9-Feb-2017 review: Olive Grove review
GoodGood
Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp, Namibia
10-Feb-2017 review: Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp review
ExcellentExcellent
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
13-Feb-2017 review: Etendenka adventure
GoodGood
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
16-Feb-2017 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
18-Feb-2017 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
GoodGood
Namtib Desert Lodge, Namibia
21-Feb-2017 review: Candlelit dinner at Namtib
ExcellentExcellent
Fish River Lodge, Namibia
22-Feb-2017 review: Fish River Lodge- on the edge
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia
25-Feb-2017 review: Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Galton House, Namibia
27-Feb-2017 review: Galton House review
GoodGood
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
17-Feb-2017 review: Kayaking with seals
ExcellentExcellent
Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion, Namibia
19-Feb-2017 review: Taking on Big Daddy
ExcellentExcellent
Fish River Canyon day trip, Namibia
23-Feb-2017 review: Hair raising drive to Fish River Canyon
GoodGood