Travel reviews by The Dassies from Cumbria
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Excellent September Safari
Botswana between 4 Sep 2013 and 18 Sep 2013
We hadn't realised that it would be quite so hot in September despite studying temperature charts and if we were to return we would probably choose a cooler month.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I think the only change I would have made to the holiday was to use South African Airways rather than Botswana Air.
Our flight from Dum Tau to Little Kwara was rather long despite the small distance involved. We made two stops on the way to take on and let off passengers and the journey took over an hour and a half. Due to the heat it was very uncomfortable. I imagine this though is outside your control."
Arranged By Megan Green
Savute Safari Lodge
"Great lodge for elephant watching"
"Duma Tau is a very special camp"
"Little Kwara is great for visiting the heronr"
"Chitabe Lediba is a fantastic camp."
The best holiday we've ever had!
Namibia between 18 Jun 2008 and 16 Jul 2008
It was probably the best holiday we have ever had, despite it being quite hectic. We found the notes provided by Expert Africa prior to our trip very helpful. T
The only thing that really caught us out was how cold it was at night and on the early morning and evening drives. Most of the lodges provided hot water bottles and blankets at night, and also provided blankets on the drives. We had taken fleeces but we still felt that we could have done with more warm clothing.
Perhaps greater emphasis of the need for this could be made in your notes."
Arranged By Sabina Hekandjo
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
"Hilltop House review"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"
"Canyon Lodge review"
"Eagle's Nest review"
Desert Horse Inn
"Desert Horse Inn review"
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge
"Wolwedans Dune Lodge review"
Sossus Dune Lodge
"Sossus Dune Lodge review"
"The Stiltz review"
Mowani Mountain Camp
"Mowani Mountain Camp review"
"Hobatere Lodge review"
"Okaukuejo Restcamp review"
Onguma Tented Camp
"Onguma Tented Camp review"
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
"Erongo Wilderness Lodge review"
Okonjima Bush Camp