Travel reviews by Mr A & Ms G - Ireland, honeymoon
On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-May-2009 and 21-May-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.
The whole Honeymoon trip to Namibia was absolutely fantastic. Working for an airline for many years we have both travelled to many exotic places. We wanted to go somewhere different and do something different for our honeymoon. This was the best trip that we have ever been on.
We would not normally book through an agent but Expert Africa were excellent and veyr attentive to the details. The are extremely knowledgeable about the lodges and the area and this really is an excellent service that they provide. Normally we wouldn't trust someone to guide us so much with an itinerary or accommodation. We had a rough idea of where we wanted to go and what we wanted to do but Sabina was excellent at putting this all together and arranging everything. She was responsive and quick to follow up on any questions that we had. I would highly recommned Expert anytime for a trip to Africa!
One thing that we felt was that the private lodges were much more luxurious and attentive to their guests than the Wilderness camps. we liked the Wilderness camps but you could certainly feel the difference between the privately managed and owned ones compared to the larger Wilderness camps management and company.
As for the trip itself it was truly amazing and we would love to go back at some point as we fell in love with the country. we loved the fact that you have the freedom to drive around yourself through the parks and can stay in such luxurious lodges with a variety of activites.
We were blown away by the whole experience. We would like to thank Sabina for all of her help in making it such a great trip.
Suggestions for improvement:
I would just encourage you to invest in your people and the FAM trips to the various locations, particularly in these harder economic times, as i think this is really what makes your service stand out and go above and beyond. We really trusted your service and advice and this made it so much easier with all of the other wedding preparations and took away a lot of the stress. The whole customer experience was spot on. Well done to you all. This is something that i strive for, as a manager in the travel trade, with my staff .!
We couldn't agree more with these comments, and rest assured we're working hard, and our team continue to travel, to make sure that our personal knowledge of these countries remains fully up to speed.
Having all of our team spend so much time in Africa travelling is a big investment for the company - but we're sure that it pays off.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
5-May-2009 review: Wolwedans Dune Lodge review
|Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
10-May-2009 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
|Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
11-May-2009 review: Desert Rhino Camp review
|Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
13-May-2009 review: Mowani Mountain Camp review
|Ongava Lodge, Namibia
15-May-2009 review: Ongava Lodge review
|Halali Camp, Namibia
17-May-2009 review: Halali Camp review
|Onguma Tented Camp, Namibia
18-May-2009 review: Onguma Tented Camp review
|Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
19-May-2009 review: Okonjima Main Camp review