Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Red Bishops from Pevensey

A truly beautiful country

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 15-Aug-2008 and 2-Sep-2008 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


The whole trip was excellent. From my initial query all the way through I dealt with Gwynneth, her suggestions were spot on, she was always more than happy to answer my questions. I would normally arrange a holiday myself, but not having travelled in Africa before it was a reassurance to have one company to book everything, and I couldn't have picked a better company than Expert Africa.

It was good to be able to read other people's experiences on the website, I found that one of the most useful tools for selecting lodges, along with Gwynneth's good advice. I wouldn't change a single part of our holiday.

Namibia itself is a wonderful and varied country, the scenery is vast and ever-changing. The people we met were welcoming & seemed genuinely happy that we'd chosen Namibia to visit, their sense of humour, and good nature added to the whole enjoyment of the trip, not to mention the singing, even when doing the most mundane jobs. The birds, animals and night sky were a bonus.

Two of our party were vegetarian & we had no problems whatsoever with food, with notice it didn't seem to be a problem. My father was most impressed that you can buy Marmite in the supermarkets, and two lodges we stayed at even had it on the breakfast table!

I shall return one day, hopefully in the not too distant future & will happily use Expert Africa's services again.

Suggestions for improvement:

Keep doing what you're doing, it works very well.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
16-Aug-2008 review: A good first night in Namibia
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
17-Aug-2008 review: A beautiful place to unwind
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
19-Aug-2008 review: Lovely setting, stunning dunes
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
21-Aug-2008 review: A unique hotel
Damaraland Camp, Namibia
24-Aug-2008 review: Great location
Halali Camp, Namibia
27-Aug-2008 review: Good central base
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
31-Aug-2008 review: A good place to reflect
Excursion Overall rating
Coast and Sandwich Harbour, Namibia
22-Aug-2008 review: Great fun