Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs P from Glass

My Aug 2008 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 6-Aug-2008 and 22-Aug-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


There is a considerable upsurge in tourism in Namibia which appears to be be very good for the country . One comment we heard from a Namibian working in the industry was their concern about all the emphasis being put on conservation, which they supported , but less attention being paid to wages and conditions of staff. Hopefully welfatre of staff in this rapidly expanding industry is something of concern to Expert AFrica.

We thought the country was stunning and easy to to get around in . Clearly there is a 'tourist trail' as we met other guests on more than one occasion. Having 'hosts' avaliable gave us an opportuntiy to have a wider picture of the country through discussion with them. We found people helpful and friendly . Because of its size, small population and recent history it is a very unthreatening place.

I would like Lodges/ camps to offer visits to local projects in order to gain more information about the local conditions and give opportunties to to have more experience of local people . I appreciate this would very superficial because of the constraints of time , but interesting. I understand this is something Waterberg offer.but which we could not experience.

Suggestions for improvement:

I have mentioned one in overall comments. If some Lodges/camps could offer more activities it would be worth staying for a longer period . Two weeks we appreciate is very llittle time to see so much, and the organisation of our a trip proved very efficient.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
7-Aug-2008 review: Terra Africa review
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
8-Aug-2008 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
10-Aug-2008 review: Sossus Dune Lodge review
Secret Garden Guesthouse, Namibia
12-Aug-2008 review: Secret Garden Guesthouse review
Etendeka Mountain Camp, Namibia
14-Aug-2008 review: Etendeka Mountain Camp review
Anderssons Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
16-Aug-2008 review: Anderssons Camp review
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
18-Aug-2008 review: Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review