Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr & Mrs V from Coleraine

A good holiday

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 3-Jun-2014 and 19-Jun-2014 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Chris McIntyre's book was excellent. We found it very useful and wished we had access to it before planning out trip as we would have made some changes to our itenery. In retrospect, we would have preferred a different camp in Damaraland or even taken a different route to Etosha. While in Etosha, we found Chris McIntyre's book invaluable, especially his advice on waterholes and best places to see wildlife.

We were incredibly lucky to see 12 or more rhinos gathered at the waterhole in Okaukuejo one night. We were also lucky to see a cheetah and cub and catch a glimpse of a leopard. However, we had no lion sightings which is a pity as were keen to see Namibian lions.

As for planning, if we had stated rather than implied that we were keen wildlife photographers we wonder if our route would have been different? We also wish we had stayed at Namutoni camp instead of Mushara camp as this would have given is additional wildlife viewing time before and after sunset.

Angela has been very efficient and helpful throughout the booking process and we are very happy with the service provided by Expert Africa.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
4-Jun-2014 review: Good Place to stay.
BullsPort Lodge & Farm, Namibia
5-Jun-2014 review: Good place for a stopover
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
6-Jun-2014 review: Well located for guided trips to Soussesvlei
The Stiltz, Namibia
8-Jun-2014 review: Excellent location
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Jun-2014 review: Uninspiring architecture!!
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
12-Jun-2014 review: Convenient location for self drive in Etosha
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
14-Jun-2014 review: Good camp, but away from park gate
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
16-Jun-2014 review: Great experience