Travel reviews

Travel reviews by 5 friends from Amsterdam

Twenty-one lovely days in Namibia & Botswana!

On this trip, I visited Botswana & Namibia between 25-Jul-2009 and 14-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 5 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Very very good. Each lodge had some advantages and some disadvantages, but on the whole they were really good. We had no real problems on the trip and some very good experiences (and animal sightings). It was one long safari, but that was really what we had wanted.

The one contact we had with Wilderness Safaris was good too - through the delay at the airport with the car hire, and the fact that we took one wrong turning on the motorway, we were on course to arrive too late in Waterberg. Wilderness had an emergency phone no and she arranged for the Waterberg gate to stay open, so that problem was solved.

We were also very satisfied with the whole procedure between our first enquiry and the actual trip. Maruska was extremely helpful and efficient, patiently giving us detailed answers to any question we had.

Feedback response

Later, in an email, these travellers added:

"Just to let you know that we've given our feedback. And after finishing it I remembered something we'd forgotten to mention. We said how the tea at Susuwe tasted of coffee. This was also the case at the Garden Lodge and at Kwando (I began to think I'd never get another good cuppa, but at Nxamaseri things changed for the better!)."

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
26-Jul-2009 review: A short stay at Waterberg started our holiday
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
27-Jul-2009 review: The waterhole is addictive!
Mokuti Etosha Lodge, Namibia
29-Jul-2009 review: Mokuti doesn't quite meet our expectations
Taleni Etosha Village, Namibia
31-Jul-2009 review: Taleni is new and definitely worth a visit
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
2-Aug-2009 review: A nice riverside lodge with good food
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
3-Aug-2009 review: The hippos at Ndhovu send you to sleep
Susuwe Island Lodge, Namibia
5-Aug-2009 review: Great hospitality at stylish Susuwe
Garden Lodge, Botswana
7-Aug-2009 review: Busy, friendly river lodge with big garden
Camp Kwando, Namibia
9-Aug-2009 review: Very pretty location and attractive lodge
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
10-Aug-2009 review: Beautiful birds at Nxamaseri Lodge
Kalahari Arms Hotel, Botswana
12-Aug-2009 review: An acceptable overnight stop
Kalahari Bush Breaks, Namibia
13-Aug-2009 review: Mixed feelings about Kalahari Bush Breaks