Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs M from Helensborough

A wonderful experience

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 21-Nov-2008 and 10-Dec-2008 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was a fantastic holiday.

The accommodation was well chosen, the information supplied was second to none, (maps, routes and instructions on how to get to the accommodation).

Suggestions for improvement:

Because of the time of year, it was suggested that a 4X4 would be a good idea. The extra cost put the overall price over our budget so we opted to go earlier. We had no need for a 4X4 but the state of the roads, with severe 'washboarding' meant that a small saloon, with its firm suspension, was very tiring in some places. We could not maintain more than 30 Kph in some places, whilst being passed, at speed, by larger cars with bigger wheels and softer suspension. I cannot suggest a cure for this other than to let future clients read this comment.

On a lighter note, it was worth having a second spare wheel for the peace of mind and the fact that having a second meant that we never needed either of them! We met many people who had had punctures.

An anecdotal word of warning :- One couple had a puncture, jacked the car up and found the second wheel was the wrong size, got out the original spare which turned out to be flat. Hire company not known.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
22-Nov-2008 review: Hilltop House
Zebra River Lodge, Namibia
23-Nov-2008 review: Great hospitality
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
25-Nov-2008 review: An "Interesting" place in the desert
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
27-Nov-2008 review: A great chef
Doro Nawas, Namibia
29-Nov-2008 review: Another amazing place
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
1-Dec-2008 review: Contenders for the "Jobsworth" award
Halali Camp, Namibia
3-Dec-2008 review: Much better than Okankuejo
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
5-Dec-2008 review: Luxury in the bush
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
7-Dec-2008 review: Solitude amongst the boulders.