Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Ms T. from London

Road trip of a lifetime

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 15-Oct-2018 and 2-Nov-2018 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Fantastic trip that gave us something new to experience every day. The highlights were the amazing free-roaming wildlife, the stunning savanna and desert landscapes and welcoming people. We were also forced out of our comfort zone: we had 4 tyre punctures (!) and we both had very unpleasant food poisoning thankfully on different days.

We were in a hot air balloon 1000 meters above the desert at the crack of dawn and regularly sand-blasted on gravel and sandy roads. In hindsight we should have elected to stay outside of Etosha and we should have tried to arrange it so that we had smaller meals with less red meat. We worked out that we had 9 red meat meals during the period of 16 days! The food was mostly excellent, but was just too hearty a diet at 35-40 degrees.

Also thanks to Tracy's advice we managed to experience the hot air balloon ride over the desert and to discover such gems as Bullsport and Eningu lodge. Our favourite lodge was Doro Nawas for its stunning location and atmosphere, and lovely staff, closely followed by Hoodia, where we had the best food and a most relaxing stay. Okonjima was also a very special place where we saw leopards on our very first ride!

We will be revisiting our memories of this trip for a long time to come.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop Guesthouse, Namibia
16-Oct-2018 review: Good start to the journey
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
17-Oct-2018 review: Amazing
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
19-Oct-2018 review: Stylish with good food
Halali Camp, Namibia
21-Oct-2018 review: Basic
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
22-Oct-2018 review: Basic and grubby
Doro Nawas, Namibia
23-Oct-2018 review: Breath-taking location
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
25-Oct-2018 review: Unusual but comfortable and quiet
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
27-Oct-2018 review: Beautiful setting
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
28-Oct-2018 review: Luxurious
Eningu Clayhouse, Namibia
31-Oct-2018 review: Beautiful estate