Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Drs F & S from Oregon

A very interesting trip/some glitches

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 7-Sep-2017 and 29-Sep-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Considering this trip we saw a lot but I would do some things differently. I would have flown to Desert Rhino and maybe added one of the Skeleton Coast Camps like Hoanib or Serra Cafema which would also require a fly in. Or maybe I would have omitted Desert Rhino and just done another night at Ongava where we saw lots of Rhinos.

We would have missed the heritage petroglyphs but have already seen San rock art in Zimbabwe so maybe I think this would have been the superior choice. Then we could have driven to Etosha from either Swakopmund or Windhoek (Better option) and saved money on renting a less robust car.

Also Doro Nawas was totally not worth the money or effort.

Favorites were Soussesvlei Desert Lodge, Sandwich Bay Tour, and Ongava Lodge.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
7-Sep-2017 review: Nice place but who let the dogs out!
Sossusvlei Desert Lodge, Namibia
8-Sep-2017 review: Sossusvlei Desert Lodge review
Villa Margherita, Namibia
11-Sep-2017 review: Villa Margherita review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-Sep-2017 review: Not up to Wilderness Standards!
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
14-Sep-2017 review: Great experience
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
16-Sep-2017 review: A Glitch that ended well
Little Ongava, Namibia
17-Sep-2017 review: Heaven
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
18-Sep-2017 review: A nice venue on the eastern edge
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
20-Sep-2017 review: A great way to end the trip
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
12-Sep-2017 review: A great day trip!