Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Dr R & Dr M from UK


On this trip, I visited Namibia between 12-Aug-2009 and 31-Aug-2009 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


thoroughly enjoyed ourselves....would do very little different if starting again. it should be said that we had very fixed ideas long before contacting Expert Africa, and it was a bit of a debate whether to book through you or do it ourselves. Because of this my comments below are frugal and at times we might have been a handful for Sabina. I have to say I am very glad we booked with you and that we were assigned one person...Sabina.

Sabina's advice to stay a couple of nights in some places was probably correct and at Sossus Dunes Lodge and Erongo we could have certainly done with the extra night. We booked flights independently and then Air Namibia stopped flying from the UK. We weren't allowed onto the replacement BA flight at Heathrow and if Expert Africa hadn't sorted it at a moments notice we wouldn't have got there!

Sabina had to rebook everything because of the revised flights which would have been difficult for us alone. We had an accident and we were really grateful for the support from you that was always available on the end of the phone. I should also say that if you hadn't made extra insurance readily available, we would now be very out of pocket...naively we would have thought that the car hire would cover it.

Suggestions for improvement:

no since approaching perfection!
I would certainly recommend you...and my photos are already drumming up new business!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
12-Aug-2009 review: Sylvanette Guest House Okahandja
Namibgrens Guest Farm
13-Aug-2009 review: mixed review for Namibgrens Guest Farm
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
14-Aug-2009 review: Sossus Dune Lodge - first posh grass roof
Lagoon Lodge, Namibia
15-Aug-2009 review: Lagoon Lodge - a nice surprise
Brandberg White Lady Lodge, Namibia
17-Aug-2009 review: Brandberg White Lady - small rock paintings
Rustig Toko Lodge
18-Aug-2009 review: Rustig Toko - I enjoyed this
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
19-Aug-2009 review: two chalets - take the pricey one!
Halali Camp, Namibia
21-Aug-2009 review: a different view of Etosha
Onguma Etosha Aoba, Namibia
22-Aug-2009 review: a nice lodge even though outside park!
Shamvura Camp
23-Aug-2009 review: Shamvura for birders
Ndhovu Safari Lodge, Namibia
25-Aug-2009 review: lovely but for the hippos
Shakawe Lodge
26-Aug-2009 review: beautiful location
Hakusembe River Lodge, Namibia
28-Aug-2009 review: smart lodge
Frans Indongo Lodge, Namibia
29-Aug-2009 review: very smart just not quite right for us
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
30-Aug-2009 review: spectacular location