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Travel reviews by FunOnly from Calgary

Botswana and Namibia Safari September 2019

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 16-Sep-2019 and 6-Oct-2019 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our trip exceeded our high expectations for bucket list safari experience. Tracy, our coordinator at Expert Africa was easy to work with and tailored the trip to meet our needs. We appreciated that she had first hand knowledge of the camps that added weight to her recommendations.

In retrospect we should have added a couple extra days with no activities planned so that we could recharge our batteries. Ideally this would have been done in Namibia due to the stratospheric high cost of the lodges in Botswana.

Our Day trip to Sandwich Harbour was fantastic, and if we had to choose we would have ranked it higher than a scenic flight over the dunes. We had the best of both worlds as we needed to fly from Hoodia to Swakopmund so the excursion over the dunes was a no brainer addition.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
20-Sep-2019 review: Frayed Victorian Grandeur
Muchenje Safari Lodge, Botswana
22-Sep-2019 review: Comfortable with an excellent view
Gomoti Plains Camp, Botswana
24-Sep-2019 review: Gomoti Plains Camp review
Chitabe Lediba, Botswana
27-Sep-2019 review: The most complete Safari experience
Olive Grove, Namibia
29-Sep-2019 review: OK for an overnight stay
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
30-Sep-2019 review: More than just a stop to see the dunes
Villa Margherita, Namibia
2-Oct-2019 review: Faded Old Mansion
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
4-Oct-2019 review: Great facility in rugged terrain
Excursion Overall rating
Hoodia Sossusvlei excursion, Namibia
1-Oct-2019 review: A bucket list adventure