Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Syderstone


Namibia & Botswana 2018

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 2-Sep-2018 and 22-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was our fourth trip to Namibia, first to Botswana, and we think it was the best trip of all. We have used Expert Africa for every trip, along routes that we have chosen and planned ourselves. We will definitely continue to do so. Their staff's professionalism, knowledge and understanding of the country and the visitor's needs are second to none; we would not contemplate looking at another company.

The route, which Claire advised us on, was excellent, taking in a variety of landscapes from these beautiful countries. She took our initial wish-list and turned it into an affordable and practical trip. Perhaps a couple of the drives between destinations were a little too long, but certainly they were achievable in a day.

We have not visited the north of Namibia before and this, along with Botswana, provided a very different, water-based experience. The lodges were all excellent; all very different, but provided amazing experiences. We are always stunned at the quality of food, service and accommodation that are produced in the middle of nowhere!

The Namibian peoples are so friendly and eager to please their visitors. The guides are always professional, knowledgeable and well-educated. They manage to provide a personal experience to each and every visitor.

It was a bonus to be greeted at Windhoek airport by a member of Wilderness safaris and helped through the car hire process. Also, the use of their lounge upon our return was good, as was the help to bypass a long queue for the baggage check.

The only trouble is - we want to go back again now!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No, it's all just great.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
2-Sep-2018 review: Comfortable start to our trip
GoodGood
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
3-Sep-2018 review: Wonderful time at Erongo Wilderness
ExcellentExcellent
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
5-Sep-2018 review: Okaukuejo is Okaukuejo!
AverageAverage
Halali Camp, Namibia
8-Sep-2018 review: One night a Halali
GoodGood
Namutoni Camp, Namibia
9-Sep-2018 review: Namutoni Fort
GoodGood
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2018 review: Hakusembe River Lodge Review
GoodGood
Nunda River Lodge, Namibia
13-Sep-2018 review: Nunda River Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Lianshulu Bush Lodge
15-Sep-2018 review: Lianshulu Bush Lodge review
ExcellentExcellent
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
17-Sep-2018 review: Nxamaseri - heaven!
ExcellentExcellent
Edo's Camp, Botswana
19-Sep-2018 review: Edo's Camp reviesw
ExcellentExcellent
River Crossing, Namibia
21-Sep-2018 review: River Crossing review
GoodGood