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Travel reviews by Blackwinged stilts from UK

A very enjoyable trip with a touch of luxury

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 27-Feb-2008 and 20-Mar-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We both really enjoyed our road trip around Namibia. Expert Africa were really excellent in organising our itinerary and I felt really secure in the knowledge that all the accommodation was booked up correctly so that when we arrived from a long drive to a lodge or guesthouse everything was in order. It was great to just hand over a voucher and not have to mess around with credit cards or passport details.

We were advised to rent a 4x4 but we took the risk in hiring a 2wd during one of the better rainy seasons that Namibia has experienced.... Things were a bit dodgy in places with relatively deep water to cross and many bits of slippery muddy patches and rocks to navigate around but we did it and that gave us a more adventurous edge to our holiday which lead to some good escape stories when we got back!!

The scenery was spectacular, the animals gorgeous and the vast open spaces a fantastic escape from the hustle and bustle of London. I loved every minute of my holiday and would highly recommend Expert Africa to anyone planning a trip to Namibia.

The pack that was sent out prior to the trip was excellent. The map all marked out with our route and places we were staying at was fantastic. All the added details like copies of brochures and print out of maps was fantastic too. I really felt confident in the hands of Expert Africa and everything went according to plan on a 3 week trip so it was a nice treat for me to put the organising of a holiday in the hands of someone else. I have never done this before and you did it brilliantly.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Rivendell Guesthouse, Namibia
28-Feb-2008 review: Rivendell Guesthouse review
Central Lodge, Namibia
1-Mar-2008 review: Central Lodge review
Canyon Village, Namibia
2-Mar-2008 review: Canon Village review
Nest Hotel, Namibia
4-Mar-2008 review: Nest Hotel review
Dabis Guest Farm, Namibia
6-Mar-2008 review: Dabis Guest Farm review
Desert Homestead, Namibia
7-Mar-2008 review: Desert Homestead review
Beach Lodge, Namibia
10-Mar-2008 review: Beach Lodge review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
12-Mar-2008 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
14-Mar-2008 review: Okaukuejo Restcamp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
16-Mar-2008 review: Halali Restcamp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
18-Mar-2008 review: Okonjima Main Camp review
Rivendell Guesthouse, Namibia
19-Mar-2008 review: Rivendell Guesthouse review