Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire

My Aug 2011 trip

On this trip, I visited Namibia & Zimbabwe between 28-Aug-2011 and 23-Sep-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


The trip as a whole was wonderful. Everything went smoothly despite being in Africa!!

Driving in Namibia is really straightforward and the distances were not a problem at all.
Everybody very friendly.

We went mainly for the scenery and landscapes and were not disappointed.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

We stopped at Tsumeb by chance which was a lovely town. Maybe you could make suggestions to your clients for 1 or 2 hr stops in nice places along their route to wander around or for lunch.

I know we needed to stop at / near Swakopmund because of length of journey from Sossus to Kipwe but apart from the kayaking which we enjoyed the town did nothing for us. So easy to be wise after the event but 1 night here and an extra one at Wolwedans or Okonjima would have been a much better use of time for us.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
29-Aug-2011 review: Very Friendly and comfortable hotel
Bagatelle Kalahari Game Ranch, Namibia
30-Aug-2011 review: Fantastic Location
Canyon Lodge, Namibia
31-Aug-2011 review: Life among the boulders
Wolwedans Dune Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2011 review: Simply the best
Sossus Dune Lodge, Namibia
4-Sep-2011 review: Great to be in the park
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
6-Sep-2011 review: Good but quirky
Camp Kipwe, Namibia
8-Sep-2011 review: Great spot for desert adapted elephants.
Desert Rhino Camp, Namibia
10-Sep-2011 review: Remote or what!
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
12-Sep-2011 review: Great waterhole for game viewing.
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
13-Sep-2011 review: A lovely camp with lots of walks.
Okonjima Bush Camp, Namibia
14-Sep-2011 review: This camp has everything.
Olive Grove, Namibia
15-Sep-2011 review: Wow!
Somalisa Camp, Zimbabwe
16-Sep-2011 review: Great for elephants.
Ilala Lodge, Zimbabwe
20-Sep-2011 review: Great small atmospheric hotel