Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs M from Chiswick
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
Amazing country, excellent holiday
Namibia between 27 Mar 2017 and 12 Apr 2017
Expert Africa organised a great itinerary for us in the time available (we booked with only 2 months to go and should have booked earlier), and we met a safari travel industry consultant whilst in Namibia who only had words of praise for the company, and in particular its commercial independence compared with many operators, who are often incentivised to recommend some destinations over others. This was very good to hear, as the travel industry is opaque and it is often impossible for clients to tell which agency has incentives with which locations, and therefore may be making recommendations more in their own interest than in those of the client. The level of detailed information provided on the Expert Africa website is also extremely helpful in terms of making choices.
We would recommend Namibia to anyone who will listen. For those who are widely travelled, this is a destination that will surprise and delight, especially if you love wide open, remote and stunning deserts and mountains, and don't mind driving 4-6 hours each time you relocate. (If you don't have time for such journeys you better fly but you will miss out on the sense of vastness that driving provides.)
Next time we would want to explore up into the far north west to see the Skeleton Coast sand dunes in all their glory.
Finally, we mislaid a couple of items during the trip and the London team were helpful in contacting camps to see if our possessions could be relocated. In the end the camps themselves located them and we hope our missing items will arrive shortly!"
Arranged By Tom Morris
Okonjima Plains Camp
"Wonderful place to see wild cats"
Okonjima does a great job rescuing and rehabilitating and releasing cheetah in their reserve, researching and studying the animals along the way. They are learning a lot about them in the process. Unfortunately they are often unable to release them into areas outside their reserve due to the problems caused by human wildlife conflict, it is neither fair nor sustainable to release an animal into areas where they are likely to be killed by humans. This is the same problem faces by other carnivore rehab programmes across Africa.
We believe the work the African foundation does here is well founded and worthwhile and we hope that most of our travellers agree. We are sorry if there was some misinformation/miscommunication given to these travellers and have been assured by the Okonjima team that the guides will be better informed going forward.
Mushara Bush Camp
"Comfortable stopover just outside Etosha"
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
"Exceptional camp close to Etosha, loved it"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"What an amazing location"
"An oasis of comfort - but lacking local feel"
"Desert Homestead Outpost review"
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch