Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Woking

A dream trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 30-Sep-2010 and 19-Oct-2010 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


For me this was a long held dream which exceeded my expectations. We had been impressed by the knowledge and experience of your staff - Tracy initially and then Angela - and their willingness truly to create what we wanted raher than (as with another company we approached) tinkering slightly with a standard package.

It was only once we got there that we realised the extent to which that knowledge and experience had been used to shape our trip into something that worked well for us and gave us a much better experience than we could have put together for ourselves. The advice and guidance, with some small exceptions, covered everything we needed to know to make life easy.

The exceptions - for me they were the lack of any obvious guidance on driving on sand roads (it's in the guidebook but I didn't see that until we were stuck), the detailed instructions for finding the wrong Erongo Lodge and something on the ubiquitous car guards would have been useful. My husband would have liked advice on going faster on the gravel roads when they're in poor condition - that was the local advice we were given and it certainly made the bumpier stretches less painful.

I can see however that there are inherent dangers in that and that it is important that less skillful drivers recognise that anything over 60-80kph could have unfortunate effects.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Any omissions were very minor. I'd be happy yo use you again and have certainly been recommending you to friends.

Feedback response

We are delighted that this trip exceeded these travellers expectations. We apologise for the issues they had with the map for Erongo Wilderness Lodge. Although this was marked correctly on their main map, the supplementary, more detailed map was obviously quite confusing and so we will not be issuing this map any more. Thank you for pointing this out to us.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
30-Sep-2010 review: First night in Namibia
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
1-Oct-2010 review: Stuck in the sand
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
2-Oct-2010 review: Oasis at the end of a nightmare
Eagle's Nest, Namibia
4-Oct-2010 review: In the desert
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
6-Oct-2010 review: Our first disappointment
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
8-Oct-2010 review: And now for something completely different
The Stiltz, Namibia
10-Oct-2010 review: A cold night by the sea
Doro Nawas, Namibia
12-Oct-2010 review: Scary castle - warm welcome
Ongava Lodge, Namibia
14-Oct-2010 review: My favourite
Mushara Outpost, Namibia
16-Oct-2010 review: Warthogs on the lawn
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
18-Oct-2010 review: Where?
Excursion Overall rating
Kayaking with seals, Namibia
11-Oct-2010 review: Please can we do it again