Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs A & Mr M from London

My Nov 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 4-Nov-2018 and 23-Nov-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


A memorable holiday, one of the best we have ever had!

Everything was well organised and we had no difficulties throughout our stay. We drove a long way - nearly 3000km - but it was worthwhile. The itinerary worked well, so generally we had a longish drive between camps but then two or three nights at each camp to relax and enjoy what was on offer.

We are feeling that we will need to return to Namibia to explore those parts which we missed on this visit!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Best advice received from Expert Africa:

1. Take a spare phone and buy a local sim-card at the airport. The local phone was a lifesaver when we had punctures and had to contact the car hire company and tyre repair shops. It was also useful and lot cheaper than using a UK phone to contact tour leaders and camps where we were booked.

2. Pack and divide clothes into two suitcases. One of our cases was mislaid by Air Namibia on our arrival at Windhoek but we had split our clothes as suggested and so we both had change of clothes on arrival at our guest house. Fortunately our second suitcase was delivered to us early the next morning.

Least useful advice received from Expert Africa:

1. Take talking book and music CDs to listen to in the car on long journeys. Firstly, it is impossible to hear anything from the car radio when driving on rough dirt roads - and these roads comprise a very large proportion of the road network in Namibia. Secondly, many cars these days (and our car in particular, a Renault Duster) do not have CD players and instead play from a memory stick. We carried a number of CDs around Namibia!

The vehicle we hired, a Renault Duster, was fine BUT on some of the rougher roads felt a bit like a boy trying to do a man's job.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
5-Nov-2018 review: A good place to begin a holiday in Namibia.
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
6-Nov-2018 review: Outstanding
Villa Margherita, Namibia
8-Nov-2018 review: Disappointing
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Nov-2018 review: A good one night stopover
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
11-Nov-2018 review: Absolutely wonderful!
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
14-Nov-2018 review: Wonderful game drives
Halali Camp, Namibia
16-Nov-2018 review: What we were expecting
Mundulea Reserve, Namibia
18-Nov-2018 review: Absolutely fantastic
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
21-Nov-2018 review: A great place to finish off the holiday
Excursion Overall rating
Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion, Namibia
7-Nov-2018 review: A terrific day which we will always remember
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
9-Nov-2018 review: Great excursion!