Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs T from Bucks


August 2017 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 10-Aug-2017 and 25-Aug-2017 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

We have traveled as a family a reasonable amount and have all agreed that our trip to Namibia was an absolute highlight.

It is a stunning, dramatic, beautiful and haunting country. Mountains, canyons, deserts, seascape and fantastic wildlife, all coupled with welcoming friendly, warm and engaging people.
We'd encourage anyone to go - and probably go now before development changes Namibia irrevocably.

A major part in our trip being such a success was the guidance, planning, support and recommendations provide by Expert Africa and especially Josh Flatman. To put is in some context Josh arranged a fantastic agenda for two of us, which was then changed to be the whole family - he approached this difficult task with relish and was able to find fabulous accommodation for us all with the minimal of fuss. I cannot praise him highly enough.

It is clearly the collective experience at Expert Africa, research trips undertaken by the staff to Namibia and the connections that they have in country which enable them to provide a first class tailored service. Thank you all, and Josh especially, so much.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Only two suggestions; one minor, one more important:

- Minor. Please mark exactly where Bullsport is on the map. We had a in impression is was north of the junction of the D1206/C14, coming from Reheboth, and took the wrong turn. It's some 300 m south of that junction!

- More material. The B1 road south between Okahandja and Windhoek is currently undergoing major works to turn it into a highway rather than a regular road. This causes long delays for blasting etc. and the works do mean that there is some dangerous driving from locals when overtaking. Do leave plenty of time when returning to Windhoek for the airport etc.
We were warned to expect this by the staff at Erongo Wilderness Lodge so left plenty of time but don't be tempted to think it will be quick based on the road being tarmac.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
10-Aug-2017 review: Hilltop Guesthouse - perfect first night stop
ExcellentExcellent
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
11-Aug-2017 review: Great walks and location - Bullsport Farm
ExcellentExcellent
Desert Homestead, Namibia
13-Aug-2017 review: Sundowners and Dunes in the Desert...
ExcellentExcellent
Organic Square, Namibia
15-Aug-2017 review: Great location, clean B&B in Swakop
GoodGood
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
17-Aug-2017 review: Wonderful, special place with fabulous staff
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
19-Aug-2017 review: A watering hole to die for !
GoodGood
Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Namibia
21-Aug-2017 review: Green oasis with excellent facilities
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
23-Aug-2017 review: Fabulous location in Erongo Mountains...
ExcellentExcellent