Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs S from T Wells

Wonderful experience; will it last?

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 14-May-2009 and 2-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


An excellent experience, well planned.

The distances were OK but with not much to see from the road took up an undue proportion of the holiday time - maybe travelling between locations by light aircraft would be better. The lodges etc. were all very different, which was good, but on a lot of the game drives we tended to see the same animals. We were pleased not to have stayed at any of the camps inside Etosha as they lacked atmosphere but they did look very clean and Okaukuejo's water hole, not to be missed and with good viewing facilities, had an amazing number of wildlife visitors.

There had been a lot of rain this year so the grass was tall and hid e.g. cheetahs which might have been there. The reserves did not have the 'wildness' of e.g. the Masai Mara. We had no problems at all with our bookings and ExpertAfrica are to be congratluated on this and all other aspects.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
15-May-2009 review: Safari tour first night stopover
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
16-May-2009 review: Relaxed tourist ranch with fair safari drive.
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
17-May-2009 review: Dramatic desert plain scenery
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
20-May-2009 review: Unusual stay in drab coastal town
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
22-May-2009 review: 'Out of Africa' views
Hobatere Lodge, Namibia
24-May-2009 review: Out-of-the-way lodge in interesting reserve.
Ongava Tented Camp, Namibia
26-May-2009 review: Best in our trip for wild life.
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
27-May-2009 review: High class lodge in good game area
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
28-May-2009 review: Lovely quiet relaxing place.
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
30-May-2009 review: Conservation view of big game