Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr A & Mrs L - Norfolk


A Memorable Trip

On this trip, I visited Botswana, Namibia & Zimbabwe between 9-Sep-2017 and 29-Sep-2017 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

What made this trip so special was its diverse nature.

Our itinerary was a balance between adventure (self-drive in Botswana and the Caprivi Strip); land- and water-based game and bird viewing; history and culture. All of this using accommodation ranging from the rustic to the luxurious. We always felt comfortable, even in Zimbabwe which was really the wild card.

We would have no hesitation in returning there (though not driving) or recommending it to others. It is a country with great tourism potential which one day will be allowed to flourish.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Royal Tree Lodge, Botswana
9-Sep-2017 review: Ideal to Start or Finish
GoodGood
Nxamaseri Lodge, Botswana
10-Sep-2017 review: We loved it
ExcellentExcellent
Nambwa Tented Lodge, Namibia
12-Sep-2017 review: Lovely Accommodation
GoodGood
Ngoma Safari Lodge, Botswana
14-Sep-2017 review: One of the Best
ExcellentExcellent
Chobe Princesses, Botswana
17-Sep-2017 review: Disappointing
AverageAverage
Victoria Falls Hotel, Zimbabwe
19-Sep-2017 review: Absolutely Wonderful
ExcellentExcellent
Camp Hwange, Zimbabwe
20-Sep-2017 review: It's all about the Game
ExcellentExcellent
Norma Jeane's
24-Sep-2017 review: Expectations Exceeded
GoodGood
Amalinda, Zimbabwe
26-Sep-2017 review: A Unique and Comfortable Base
GoodGood

A Second Visit to Namibia

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 16-Oct-2013 and 12-Nov-2013 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

This was a comprehensive trip of almost a month, travelling in an anti-clockwise 'circle' ranging from Etosha in the north to Luderitz in the south.

We love this laid-back, spectacular country and the freedom that self-driving gives. It has to be one of the safest countries there is and we always felt completely comfortable. Apply normal common sense and visitors of any age can enjoy a wonderful adventure. In tourist terms everything is small scale and personal, even the most famous attractions attract very few people. Hugely enjoyable.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
16-Oct-2013 review: Comfortable and Convenient
GoodGood
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
18-Oct-2013 review: Not the Traditional Safari
ExcellentExcellent
Mushara Lodge, Namibia
20-Oct-2013 review: One of the Best
ExcellentExcellent
Vreugde Guest Farm, Namibia
23-Oct-2013 review: Convenient
GoodGood
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
24-Oct-2013 review: Location, Location, Location
GoodGood
White Lady B & B, Namibia
27-Oct-2013 review: Exceeded Expectations
GoodGood
Central Guest House, Namibia
28-Oct-2013 review: A Good Choice
ExcellentExcellent
Rostock Ritz, Namibia
31-Oct-2013 review: Space, Scenery and Peace
GoodGood
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
2-Nov-2013 review: An Excellent Choice
ExcellentExcellent
Dabis Guest Farm, Namibia
5-Nov-2013 review: A Unique Opportunity
GoodGood
Nest Hotel, Namibia
6-Nov-2013 review: Surprisingly Good
GoodGood
Alte Kalkofen Lodge
8-Nov-2013 review: So Imaginative
ExcellentExcellent
Kalahari Red Dunes Lodge, Namibia
10-Nov-2013 review: Convenient
GoodGood

Absolutely Memorable

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 10-Nov-2010 and 29-Nov-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:

ExcellentExcellent

Namibia exceeded all expectations. We keep coming back to words like 'spectacular' and 'epic' in an attempt to describe the landscapes and feeling of space.

We always felt comfortable, people are friendly and it must be the safest country in Africa. Driving is an absolute pleasure.

Accommodation and overall general standards are high. When you think how remote many of the locations were, the logistics of the lodge operations in providing those standards is very impressive.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I can think of nothing I'm afraid. We have been very impressed and will certainly consider you and other companies in your group for future holidays.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
10-Nov-2010 review: An Ideal First or Last Night Stop
GoodGood
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge, Namibia
11-Nov-2010 review: Absolutely Memorable
ExcellentExcellent
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
14-Nov-2010 review: A Mixed Experience
GoodGood
Beach Lodge, Namibia
17-Nov-2010 review: A Good Choice
GoodGood
Mowani Mountain Camp, Namibia
19-Nov-2010 review: Really, Really Good
ExcellentExcellent
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
22-Nov-2010 review: Close Encounters!
GoodGood
Onguma The Fort, Namibia
25-Nov-2010 review: Fantastic Food
ExcellentExcellent
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
27-Nov-2010 review: Relaxing
GoodGood