Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury

Fantastic trip - thoroughly enjoyed by all

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 9-Jul-2008 and 25-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


We (2 adults, children 11 and 10) had a great time. We had been to Namibia in 1995 and found it really quite unchanged for the most part. Highlights were Etendeka, the dunes at Sossussvlei, the kayaking trip with the seals at Walvis Bay with Jeanne Meintjes and some of our sightings in Etosha, including 8 lions and a cheetah. By the end of the holiday we were already making lists of places we would go to next time (Northern Damaraland, Caprivi Strip etc)

We would rate Namibia as a great first time destination in Africa for those who are allergic to package tourism and want to be independent, and don't mind a bit of driving (we did just less than 2000 miles in 15 days, which I would guess is not unrepresentative)

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
10-Jul-2008 review: Small, friendly and hospitable
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
11-Jul-2008 review: Friendly and informal - our type of place
Guesthouse Indongo, Namibia
14-Jul-2008 review: Good transit stop in Swakop
Doro Nawas, Namibia
16-Jul-2008 review: Hard to fault, but hard to enthuse about
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
17-Jul-2008 review: Fabulous experience - unforgettable
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
20-Jul-2008 review: Much smarter than 13 years ago!
Halali Camp, Namibia
22-Jul-2008 review: Better room than Okaukuejo
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
23-Jul-2008 review: Good place for a stopover