Travel reviews by Mrs S. from Toronto
Our trip to Namibia December 2016
On this trip, I visited Namibia between 13-Dec-2016 and 25-Dec-2016 and I travelled with 5 other people.
We had a fabulous time on our trip. Namibia is a very special and beautiful country.
We thoroughly enjoyed all of the accommodation especially Kulala Desert Lodge and Doro Nawas Camp. On our first day at Kulala, we took a sundowner tour from the lodge and were also lucky to see the full moon over the dunes. On our second day, we took an early morning guided drive to Sossusvlei. The guide was excellent. He found a shovel-snouted lizard and a white lady spider for us. At Doro Nawas, we also had an excellent guide. We saw about 25 desert-adapted elephants; at night, the same guide showed us scorpions.
We also liked Swakopmund and the Sandfields Guesthouse. The two-hour flight from Swakopmund was a unique way to see the dunes, the desert, the flamingoes, the seals and the skeleton coast. We also enjoyed kayaking with the seals.
There was a bit of a glitch on our day tour to Sandwich Harbour. There were two vehicles on the tour, and our family had a junior guide who was a good driver but was not knowledgeable and could not provide us with any information. However, this problem was later resolved by talking to Bruno, who offered us a free three-hour tour the next day to a magnificent area located about 10 km from Swakopmund. Bruno also included sandboarding as part of the tour. His tour was definitely one of the many highlights of our stay in Swakopmund.
We found Etosha National Park to be a very special place. It was raining before we arrived in Etosha, and as a result the animals found different sources of water and were not attracted to the waterholes. We sometimes had to drive for a few hours before spotting animals. We did, however, see many animals in the end, including three lionesses, a sleeping lion, a black rhino and a group of about 15 hyenas. As far as accommodation goes, we liked Mushara Bush Camp better than Andersson's Camp.
Franz Indongo Lodge was also a fine place to stay and well located to visit the CCF. The cheetahs were quite active when we visited, and both the tour and the museum were very informative.
In conclusion, our trip was a great success. Although we drove a lot, we found the roads well maintained and the car very comfortable. We would like to thank you for organizing this trip for us. We are already thinking about other destinations in Africa and we will be in touch.
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I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
13-Dec-2016 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
|Sandfields Guesthouse, Namibia
15-Dec-2016 review: Sandfields Guesthouse review
|Doro Nawas, Namibia
18-Dec-2016 review: Great Safari to see Desert Adapted Elepanhts
|Anderssons Camp, Namibia
20-Dec-2016 review: A good place to stay
|Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
22-Dec-2016 review: A beautiful place
|Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
24-Dec-2016 review: A reluxing place with beautiful scenery