Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Harriers from Switzerland

A memorable holiday in Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 7-Jul-2008 and 21-Jul-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


As a whole,this trip was a holiday of a lifetime. With the help of Expert Africa, we enjoyed our exploration of this beautiful country. Our total journey was 3400 km, but we did not unduly feel we were tied to the vehicle. We were happy that our planned route was in a clockwise direction, as it left the high points towards the end of the holiday (including hotter temperatures!). Unfortunately, we missed a key activity (ballooning over the dunes) due to high winds and we also hit an extremely cold winter snap. We enjoyed seeing the towns/villages and spending some time in them.

One point I would like to stress is that these lodges are mostly built to provide cool accommodation in summer, and therefore can be bitterly cold and draughty in winter. Visitors could perhaps be given more warning to pack winter clothing. Restaurant staff are wearing anoraks - ours were at home!

We did not appreciate open plan toilets or sharing a dinner table with people we had little in common with.

We found the guide book by Chris extremely helpful and appreciated all other documents.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
7-Jul-2008 review: Avoid rooms with open plan toilets
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
8-Jul-2008 review: Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
9-Jul-2008 review: Excellent location at Sossus Dune Lodge
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
11-Jul-2008 review: Sam's Giardino review
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
13-Jul-2008 review: Damaraland Camp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
15-Jul-2008 review: Wonderful waterhole at Okaukuejo Restcamp
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
17-Jul-2008 review: Mushara Outpost review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
19-Jul-2008 review: Great AfriCat experience at Okonjima Camp
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
20-Jul-2008 review: Hilltop House review