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Travel reviews by D & K from Texas

It's hard to see Namibia in 2 Weeks

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 16-Aug-2018 and 30-Aug-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip was excellent. We stayed 11 nights in 4 camps and 3 nights in guest houses. These gave us a sample of Namibia, but we left feeling there was much more to see.

Expert Africa helped us translate our vague plan into a trip that fit our needs very well. The drive/fly itinerary gave us the experience of driving in Namibia, but allowed us more time to enjoy the camps. We're very glad we stayed for 3 nights in most of the camps. The balloon ride was expensive, but worth it.

Our best memories are the subtle beauty of the landscape and the close interactions with animals that are possible in very few places in the world. We were very lucky to (follow someone who could) track and find 4 black rhino, 2 leopards and a cheetah.

Now that we're home, we face the daunting task of turning several thousand of photos into a few dozen that succinctly communicate the experiences we had on this trip.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
16-Aug-2018 review: Olive Grove review
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
17-Aug-2018 review: Wonderful Guide and Staff
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
20-Aug-2018 review: Great Place to stay in Swakopmund
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
22-Aug-2018 review: Rhino tracking was incredible
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
25-Aug-2018 review: Waterhole is great for animal viewing
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
28-Aug-2018 review: Tracking Leopards and Cheetahs
Excursion Overall rating
Ballooning in the Namib Desert, Namibia
18-Aug-2018 review: Balloon Ride was Awesome
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
21-Aug-2018 review: Don't Miss Kayaking with Seals