Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr Z & Mrs O from NL

Unforgettable Namibia!

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 31-May-2009 and 14-Jun-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


First of all, we would like to mention two issues:
1. the distances from one to another place does not seem very long if you see the distance in kilometer on paper, but in reality it can take you quite a long time, especially when a big part of your trip is on gravel roads. Some travel days were in that sense quite tough for us.
2. our bank card has been skimmed in Tsumeb. Looking back, we probably know that it happened when some 'very helpful' guy wanted us to help with our transaction at an ATM. Of course, we have not been careful enough, but please be aware, these guys seem to be experienced and it all goes very fast, without any violence whatsoever.

Okay, those are the only two (minor) complaints, but overall our two weeks in Namibia were great! We have seen a lot of different things and have done a lot of things. All the lodges we have stayed in were unforgettable in their own way, however Desert Homestead, Doro Nawas, Etosha Aoba Lodge and Erongo Wilderness Lodge stand out. We really like the lay-down sandboarding near Swakopmund and also enjoyed the surrealistic landscape of the Sossusvlei. The most unforgettable thing of our holiday was, however, the Etosha National Park or more in general the game watching in Namibia. It is at times breathtaking to see wild animals at very close distance. We would like to recommend a trip to this beautiful country in all its elements to everyone!

Suggestions for improvements:

We experienced your service as very helpful and useful. We cannot think of anything to improve it.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Terra Africa, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
1-Jun-2009 review: Terra Africa review
Desert Homestead, Namibia
2-Jun-2009 review: Desert Homestead review
Beach Lodge, Namibia
4-Jun-2009 review: Beach Lodge review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
6-Jun-2009 review: Doro Nawas review
Halali Camp, Namibia
8-Jun-2009 review: Halali Camp review
Onguma Etosha Aoba, Namibia
10-Jun-2009 review: Etosha Aoba Lodge review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
12-Jun-2009 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review