Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dune lover from London

Our 40th Wedding Anniversary trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia, South Africa & Zimbabwe between 5-May-2019 and 27-May-2019 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip as a whole was simply outstanding.

We cannot thank Tom of Expert Africa enough for helping to plan this most memorable trip. All of his suggestions were worthwhile as we saw different landscape and animals at each location. Even our least favoured location (Dolomite) was worth seeing for the views and the variety of wildlife. Shame about the Camp. All the other recommendations by him were spot on and would happily return to any of them.

The variation of Namibia's landscape was incredible and we still cannot believe that we were actually there. I had dreamed of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei and it was just magical when we were there. Every place visited offered its own adventure. The Namibian people were friendly and helpful wherever we went. Driving on the dirt roads was an experience and when we encountered a tarmac stretch or road, we became as excited as if we had seen a rare animal!!

We have no hesitation in recommending Expert Africa to other travellers - Tom was able to deal with our exacting and specific requests with no difficulty.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

More advice on driving on dirt roads for first time travellers would have been helpful. We would emphasise paying great attention to the mechanics of changing the wheel when the spare is chained under the vehicle and also checking tyre pressure before leaving the city for the first time.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Galton House, Namibia
6-May-2019 review: Galton House review
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
7-May-2019 review: Kulala Desert Lodge Review
Strand Hotel, Namibia
9-May-2019 review: Strand Hotel review
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
12-May-2019 review: Fun at Camp Kipwe
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
14-May-2019 review: Grootberg Lodge Review
Dolomite Camp, Namibia
16-May-2019 review: Dolomite Camp Review
Safarihoek Lodge, Namibia
17-May-2019 review: Safarhoek the heavenly Lodge
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
19-May-2019 review: Mushara Lodge Reivew
Okonjima Bush Suite, Namibia
21-May-2019 review: Okonjima Plains Camp - we were upgraded here
City Lodge OR Tambo, South Africa
22-May-2019 review: City Lodge Review
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
23-May-2019 review: Ilala Lodge Review - beware the baboons
Excursion Overall rating
Ra-Ikane River Cruise, Zimbabwe
24-May-2019 review: River Cruise Surprise