Travel reviews

Travel reviews by The Baobabs from Kirk

A thoroughly enjoyable trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 13-Feb-2008 and 29-Feb-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


A thoroughly enjoyable trip; Tracy successfully matched our interests and preferences with the accommodation and avtivities she recommended. She had advised a 4WD vehicle as we were travelling in the rainy season; advice we recalled on the 3 occasions we got stuck (but in sandy river beds / approaches on D-roads, not in deep water). The Yaris we had was basically too low-slung to the ground. Luckily we received help each time but it did make driving in some of the remoter areas rather nerve-racking wondering what was at the bottom of the next dip! in the roadl.

We found the Namibian people welcoming and friendly and hope that, in the places where we stayed, profits remain to benefit the local communities. We did see and hear some evidence of this but were not always sure. It was fun occasionally bumping into people we'd met before, as they tended to follow similar routes..

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
14-Feb-2008 review: Memorable trip to the dunes
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
15-Feb-2008 review: Spectacular canyons and home-from-home
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
17-Feb-2008 review: Beautiful gardens in a town setting
Doro Nawas, Namibia
19-Feb-2008 review: A fortress on a hill
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
21-Feb-2008 review: The search for wildlife
Onguma Etosha Aoba, Namibia
23-Feb-2008 review: Friendly lodge in the middle of the bush
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
25-Feb-2008 review: Okonjima Main Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
26-Feb-2008 review: The perfect end to our Namibia trip
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
18-Feb-2008 review: A simply perfect day