Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs K from New Forest


On this trip, I visited Namibia between 30-Aug-2017 and 15-Sep-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We first contacted Tom in May to enquire about the possibility of arranging a holiday to Namibia in August/September. From day one he listened to our preferences and requirements and managed to put together an excellent itinerary in very short order. We very much appreciated his suggestions for places to eat, excursions, side trips etc and also his in-depth knowledge of what to expect at the places we stayed.

It was good to be met by the Wilderness rep on arrival in Windhoek who helped us with SIM card purchase and hire car collection.

Namibia surpassed our expectations as a holiday destination. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful, the scenery was spectacular and we saw much more wildlife than we anticipated.

Despite some initial concerns about self-drive, we thoroughly enjoyed it and are glad we decided to travel this way. (Having a brand new 4x4 pickup certainly helped!)

All in all a wonderful experience and we would recommend it to anyone - along with Expert Africa!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
30-Aug-2017 review: Very convenient for the first night
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
31-Aug-2017 review: Superbly situated for visiting the dunes
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
2-Sep-2017 review: Good base for a stay in Swakopmund
Doro Nawas, Namibia
4-Sep-2017 review: A musical interlude!
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
6-Sep-2017 review: We loved it!
Safarihoek Lodge, Namibia
8-Sep-2017 review: Wonderful waterhole!
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
10-Sep-2017 review: Ideal for driving into Etosha
Cheetah View Lodge, Namibia
11-Sep-2017 review: A pleasant interlude.
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
13-Sep-2017 review: Magical sundowner mountain