Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs E. from Exeter

Our trip to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 19-Sep-2018 and 3-Oct-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


I absolutely loved everything about this trip. I found Namibia to be a fabulous place. I loved the wide open spaces that you cannot describe to anyone who hasn’t seen them. I love the desert and all the fascinating things there, and we only just scratched the surface of what it has to offer.

Of course the wildlife is the big feature of Africa in general, and we certainly. weren’t disappointed on that score.

The people we met, both locals and visitors were friendly and interesting and so informative. We learned about the country and it’s issues since independence, and we learned about other places that some of the visitors we met had been to. Definitely whetted my appetite for Africat.

We realised that we were on a particular circuit so often met the same people who were a day or two ahead of behind us. I think with just about 11 full days, the tour was perfect. We might possibly, in retrospect, with what we know now, have chosen to drive through Etosha and stay a night in one of the other lodges.

Having said that, on our third day at Ongava we spent several hours in the hide and realised just how many animals come to the waterhole. It was non stop in the morning, and breath taking. Then in the evening the rhinos came! It’s interesting that the guides are very cagey about the number of rhinos they have, and it great that they are so protective.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
20-Sep-2018 review: Olive Grove , windhoek.
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
21-Sep-2018 review: Beautiful Desert Lodge
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
24-Sep-2018 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
26-Sep-2018 review: Doro Nawas review
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
28-Sep-2018 review: Great Lodge
Galton House, Namibia
1-Oct-2018 review: Beautifully designed guesthouse
Excursion Overall rating
Ballooning in the Namib Desert, Namibia
22-Sep-2018 review: A spectacular experience
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
25-Sep-2018 review: aDun with Seals