Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs C from Woking
Total number of trips
Lodges stayed in
A dream trip
Namibia between 30 Sep 2010 and 19 Oct 2010
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."
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.
"First night in Namibia"
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch
"Stuck in the sand"
"Oasis at the end of a nightmare"
"In the desert"
Kulala Wilderness Camp, Namibia (this camp has since closed)
"Our first disappointment"
Lodge not featured by Expert Africa
BullsPort Lodge & Farm
"And now for something completely different"
"A cold night by the sea"
Kayaking with seals
"Please can we do it again"
11 Oct 2010 • Morning excursion
"Scary castle - warm welcome"
"Warthogs on the lawn"
Erongo Wilderness Lodge