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Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs W from VIC

Review Distribution

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Good
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Total number of trips

2

Countries visited

2

Lodges stayed in

14

Excursions taken

0

Outstanding

Namibia between 3 Oct 2014 and 23 Oct 2014

Trip rating: Excellent
"Beautifully organised again by Expert Africa and Maruska in particular. Attention, guidance and care second to none. Thank yoi

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep on going."

Arranged By Maruska Adye-Rowe


Villa Violet

Villa Violet

"Ideal launching pad for your adventure"

1 night Arrived 3 Oct 2014
"No problems at all. Great welcome, nice rooms and great breakfast. Mine hosts more than helpful and restaurant recommendation was very good.

Good security too. Great starting point."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Vingerklip Lodge

Vingerklip Lodge

"Stunning location"

1 night Arrived 4 Oct 2014
"Nice spot and well presented. Gaenor was bitten by a scorpion on the first night and the concern was that no one seemed to know what to do in the circumstances. Luckily there was a Guide there with another party who was able to help. But no ready access to a doctor and the first aid kit consisted of 5 tubes of Germolene and a bottle of Dettol. Gaenor was in considerable pain and we were able to reduce pain because we had the necessary tablets with us. Not a very good experience and luckily the scorpion was not the small deadly venomous one.

Otherwise a nice pleasant place to stay."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Average
Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

"The ideal place to relax and explore"

2 nights Arrived 5 Oct 2014
"This place was a stand out. Manager and staff went out of their way to look after us and particularly Gaenor. First thing phoned doctor and had her speak to Gaenor to discuss and reassure her re the scorpion sting. Helped Gaenor up and down the hill to the restaurant.

Trip to stone drawings was very pleasant and edifying. Lovely guide.

Trip to the desert elephants was a good excursion and was well done as was the visit to the native village. Sun downer was welcome although blowing a gale, but ponchos helped as supplied.

Friendly, courteous and a delightful place to spend time."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Okaukuejo Camp

Okaukuejo Camp

"Okaukuejo Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Oct 2014
"A Government owned establishment and it showed. Booking in was chaotic and not very well organised. Kiosk was very basic and poorly run - needed a better location and better methods of taking orders and serving food. The menu was also limited and not very appetising. The restaurant could also have been better catered for and the service was slow and "forgetful".

Accommodation good and well placed for the water hole which was an absolute stand out place. So also was the game park drive and the driver/guide was excellent and a delight and very knowledgeable."
Average
Location
Excellent
Service
Average
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Mushara Lodge

Mushara Lodge

"Beautiful setting and well presented"

1 night Arrived 9 Oct 2014
"Wish we could have spent another day. Everything about the place was great and the service wonderful.

Would have liked to have tried the activities on offer."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Nhoma Camp

Nhoma Camp

"A stand out experience"

2 nights Arrived 10 Oct 2014
"We loved this part of the trip. Mine host and his wife went out of there way to ensure that all was OK. Got stuck trying to get up the hill to the lodge and had to be towed out and leave the car at the bottom of the hill. Visit to the water hole to fix the water pump was an unexpected delight at dusk - so we enjoyed watching the five bull elephants whilst the pump was fixed.

The bush walk with the bush men was also a delight and thoroughly captivating. We learnt a lot and fell in love with them and all the people in the village. We felt very privileged to be able to share a part of their life.

A must visit."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima Plains Camp

"Beautiful setting"

1 night Arrived 12 Oct 2014
"Would like to have spent another day here and see the cheetahs and hopefully leopards. But what we saw and did was worth the stop.

Will rectify another time."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
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Danforth Lodge, Malawi (this camp has since closed)

"Stunning setting on the lake"

4 nights Arrived 13 Oct 2014
"This was the ideal place to go after Namibia. The lodge was lovely, Howard and Michelle the perfect hosts and so welcoming as were the whole staff.

Food was very good and the whole presentation excellent. Loved the Catamaran experience (Howard's pride and joy) and also the kayaking and snorkeling. Such a poor country, but the people so very friendly. Everything about Danforth Lodge we loved and would go back in a heart beat. The scenery was also stunning."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Good

Brilliant

Namibia and 1 other country between 3 Feb 2013 and 11 Feb 2013

Trip rating: Excellent
"The standard of attention to detail, notes, directions, maps etc. second to none.

Saskia was exceptional form her phone manner, follow up and attention to detail and providing advice and support. Nothing but brilliant. We loved the whole experience and will certainly be in touch with you guys again for another African experience. Thank you.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No! Is that OK?"

City Lodge OR Tambo

City Lodge OR Tambo

"Handy and convenient.. Workmanlike, pleasant"

1 night Arrived 3 Feb 2013
"Glad not to have to wander around Johannesburg. Ease of access to airport for early start"
Average
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch

"Great spot. Great chalets and views"

1 night Arrived 4 Feb 2013
"Had problems with the air conditioning which took 3 visits to rectify but all in good grace and apologies all round.

Free bottle of wine offered as compensation which was good as temperature reached 40 degrees in chalet."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Sossus Dune Lodge

Sossus Dune Lodge

"Perfect location and ambiance"

2 nights Arrived 5 Feb 2013
"Relaxing and very spiritual. Guides were excellent and whole experience a great joy"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
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Central Guest House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)

"Functional and efficient"

1 night Arrived 7 Feb 2013
"Sensational breakfast and proprietors help in finding restaurant excellent. A nice experience in a great town."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Good
Erongo Wilderness Lodge

Erongo Wilderness Lodge

"Magnificent"

2 nights Arrived 8 Feb 2013
"Wonderfully peaceful and chalets positioned perfectly. Management excellent and very friendly and accommodating. Guides were excellent too and really cared about the environment"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Average
Facilities
Good
River Crossing

River Crossing

"Functional"

1 night Arrived 10 Feb 2013
"Was expecting more probably but very pleasant and friendly.

Only spent a night so not much to entertain us."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Good
Food
Average
Facilities
Good

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