Travel reviews

Travel reviews by M B &C from S Cheshire

Amazing Southern Africa experience

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 16-Sep-2018 and 28-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Awesome- we were able to feel relaxed because our trip proved to be so well planned with very dependable accommodation and other suppliers - from our greeting by EA's agents at Windhoek airport to the end. The quality of customer service - apart from airport staff / waits at Windhoek and VFA - was outstanding and reached a level unusually good in our experience at Safarikoek

We needed triple accommodation which was not easy to source but in hindsight if available would have gone to Safarihoek last in Namibia, it seemed later accommodation though very good was not quite as special.

Guiding was exceptional and we were able to enjoy not only wildlife but a sense of Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

2 general comments: you may be a bit over generous , in common with other writers , about Namibia's gravel roads and those within Etosha. While much better than sand roads in Botswana, some of those we had to use to reach accommodation were badly corrugated or pot holed and we felt descriptions were a touch over positive.

Other review sites mention airports: we found immigration delays at Windhoek and VFA to be a bad as anywhere in the world and check in at VFA was also a challenge. We may have had bad luck but if not you may want to think about alerting customers. However we didn't follow your advice on checking luggage to JNB then rechecking: in our experience there were no problems at all in checking through to Windhoek from LHR and from VFA to LHR.
But these niggles aside_ it was amazing and your choice of providers very well considered.

And we saw 5 black rhinos.....

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
17-Sep-2018 review: Restful stay at Hilltop
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
18-Sep-2018 review: Okonjima cat safari
Safarihoek Lodge, Namibia
19-Sep-2018 review: Safarihoek was fabulous
Onguma Etosha Aoba, Namibia
21-Sep-2018 review: Etosha Aoba comfort
Onguma Bush Camp, Namibia
22-Sep-2018 review: Onguma Bush Camp
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
23-Sep-2018 review: Hilltop Guesthouse review
The Residence, Johannesburg
24-Sep-2018 review: Excellent tranquility at The Residence
Bayete Guest Lodge, Victoria Falls
25-Sep-2018 review: Bayete guest house