Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs B - Essex


On this trip, I visited Namibia between 1-May-2010 and 28-May-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This truly was the trip of a lifetime and as it had been booked for 3 years; was so eagerly anticipated. It exceeded all our hopes.

The driving was [mostly] easy and at every turn the sheer diversity of the scenery was breath-taking. The lodge staff and guides were fantastic and we spent much time learning more about their actual ethnicity and home lives; which they were happy to share with us. That was such a special element of our trip. We were somewhat uncomfortable to realise there still seems to be much of a 'hierarchical system' with the ethnic tribal Namibians; but accept that this is part of the Culture. The trips Expert Africa organised for us prioir to going were amazing - especially the balloon trip which was a quite 'surreal' event.

The only problem with the whole trip was that a month went by so quickly and never seemed long enough! Thank you so much to Tracy for putting up with our constant questions and changing the dates of travel without complaint. Thanks too, for Chris's book which became our 'bible' both before during and even now- after this amazing experience.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None at all - this was excellent down to every detail. You have thought of everything and there was nothing to disappoint us.
Thank you all.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
2-May-2010 review: Great game drive with Pedro
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
4-May-2010 review: Great guides
Nest Hotel, Namibia
6-May-2010 review: MIXED EXPERIENCES
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
8-May-2010 review: The best place to chill out
Desert Homestead, Namibia
10-May-2010 review: Most disappointing
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
12-May-2010 review: Great place to stay
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
14-May-2010 review: Nothing too much trouble
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
17-May-2010 review: Fantastic location
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
19-May-2010 review: A surprise!
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
21-May-2010 review: Wonderful place
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
23-May-2010 review: Brilliant!
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
25-May-2010 review: wonderful views