Travel reviews by Mr J. from Makati
Total number of trips
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Our extended southern Africa trip
Namibia and 1 other country between 22 Apr 2022 and 29 May 2022
Inevitably, when reviewing so many different things, one is bound to make some comparisons resulting in not everyone getting an “excellent” review. Plus, I completely lost track of any individual lodge’s pricing since I bought a package to start and then we had several years of adjustments. So, I wasn’t really rating based on “value”. For example, Otjimbondona really impressed us but it might have been crazy expensive!!
Overall, it was an excellent trip and I appreciated the variety of experience. The self drive portion was much easier than anticipated and it was great having that independence after the very prescribed Botswana portion. It was absolutely beautiful reaching the coast at Luderitz (and seafood!) after so much desert time."
Starting from the Philippines, originally partially travelling with companions from China, this trip to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe was complicated by the pandemic. Despite 2020’s fast-changing situation, as the world grappled with Covid and rules around travel changed constantly, we were pleased to be able to delay this trip several times to 2022, when at least two of these travellers were able to get to Africa. We’re sorry that his partial 2020 refund was delayed for a few weeks.
Arranged By Tracy Lederer
Thamalakane River Lodge
Kalahari Arms Hotel
"Kalahari Arms Hotel review"
"An unexpected surprise!"
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
"Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review"
"Isolated cottage in a rock. "
Fish River Lodge
"Long, long way to get there"
BullsPort Lodge and Farm
"Interesting area to hike in a canyon"
"Hotel Thule review"
Wild About Africa - Small Group Trip
"Wild About Africa - Small Group Trip review"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
"Heinitzburg Hotel review"
Our extended southern Africa adventure
Botswana and 1 other country between 21 Apr 2022 and 29 May 2022
Arranged By Lucy Copson
Victoria Falls Hotel
"Victoria Falls Hotel review"
Chobe Under Canvas
"Interesting introduction being in a tent"
Savute Under Canvas
"Savute Under Canvas review"
Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp
"Nxabega Okavango Tented Camp review"
Sandibe Safari Lodge