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Travel reviews by The jays from London

Marvellous Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-May-2008 and 23-May-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


For a first trip to Namibia with the desire to see what we wanted to see, this couldn't have been any better (unless it had been twice as long, then we could have spent twice as long in each place).

We are left with a desire to go back and spend longer at a few choice places - anywhere other than Swakopmund! - and try a few others e.g. Caprivi Strip. The lodges exceeded our expectations and even Okaukeujo turned out better than we hoped.

The biggest impression was made by all the staff at the lodges. As the public face of Namibia they have a lot to be proud of and could teach hotel staff around the world a thing or two about hospitality. Even car refuelling was a delight with happy singing windscreen washers.

The trip went without a hitch, so Expert Africa's organisation was excellent.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
10-May-2008 review: Hilltop House - the perfect B&B
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
11-May-2008 review: Crickets abound at Sossus Dune Lodge
Guesthouse Indongo, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
13-May-2008 review: Guesthouse Indifferent
Doro Nawas, Namibia
15-May-2008 review: On a high at Doro Nawas
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
17-May-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
19-May-2008 review: Chilling out at Onguma Bush Camp
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
21-May-2008 review: No catnaps at Okonjima Bush Camp