Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Prof. R from Goring

My Aug 2018 trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 28-Aug-2018 and 11-Sep-2018 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was our first safari holiday and our first time in Africa and as such this was an excellent holiday with all expectations met or exceeded and with many surprises on the way. The holiday was very well organised and transfers between the lodges never caused a problem.

We saw all the animals we had hoped to see, and a few more, and despite the early morning starts, the immersion in the world of safaris was both restful and refreshing. Driving in Namibia was unproblematic and the border crossings in and out of Botswana were relatively quick.

My personal highlights: watching giraffes taking on cheetahs at Okonjima; walking to a group of Rhinos at Ongava; the beautiful Tree Top camp at Onguma; fishing in the Okavango at Nxamaresi; and the huge herds of elephants at Nambwa and Garden Lodge.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Heinitzburg Hotel, Namibia
29-Aug-2018 review: Heinitzburg Hotel review
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
30-Aug-2018 review: Okonjima Bush Camp review
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
31-Aug-2018 review: Ongava Tented Camp review
Onguma Tree Top Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2018 review: Onguma Tree Top Camp review
Taranga Safari Lodge, Namibia
4-Sep-2018 review: Taranga Safari Lodge review
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
5-Sep-2018 review: Nxamaseri Lodge review
Nambwa Tented Lodge, Namibia
7-Sep-2018 review: Nambwa Tented Lodge review
Garden Lodge, Botswana
9-Sep-2018 review: Garden Lodge review