Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs L - Northants

Our Namibia experience

On this trip, I visited Namibia & South Africa between 23-Sep-2009 and 15-Oct-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


This was not a trip, certainly not a holiday (we returned exhausted !) it was a mind-and-soul-enhancing experience. We saw the hoped-for range of exotic plants and beasts, which alone was impressive. For two people who have only ever experienced elephant, ostrich and zebra in miserable enclosures at zoos, to see them roaming at liberty and (zebras) in such numbers was a privilege. The experience of such huge open spaces (coming from the land of the M6 and M1) was awe-inspiring - we feasted on the landscapes and wildernesses and dunes and beaches and rocks that we visited. This visit to Namibia, and the series of places we visited & stayed, refreshed our minds and souls, and affected us more strongly than any other foreign visit we have made, all assisted with nothing stronger than the occasional glass of wine !

We also had the luck and privilege to spend time with some extraordinary people, who enriched our lives incredibly: Wayne (Sandwich Bay), Petrus (Kulala), Lister (Doro Nawas).
Thank you for making this possible !

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

- Insist that the default vehicle for car hire will be a beefier vehicle than a Toyota Corolla, whenever significant stretches of gravel roads are to be used
- Don't use Air Namibia !
- Don't release unsuspecting Brits into Frankfurt airport !
- Inform clients what the 'toilet' arrangements are in each accommodation !!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Ocean Eleven, South Africa
26-Sep-2009 review: Ocean Eleven review
Hilltop House, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
28-Sep-2009 review: Hilltop House review
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
1-Oct-2009 review: Kulala Desert Lodge review
Brigadoon, Namibia
4-Oct-2009 review: Brigadoon review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
7-Oct-2009 review: Doro Nawas review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
9-Oct-2009 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Halali Camp, Namibia
12-Oct-2009 review: Halali Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
13-Oct-2009 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review