Travel reviews by Family A - Scarborough
On this trip, I visited Namibia between 6-Aug-2010 and 23-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 5 other people.
This was an adventure, not a holiday. 3000km of amazement.
The distances and the challenges of the roads were greater than I expected. The sheer scale of the country amazed us. The contrast between so many different areas meant that it was like having several different holidays in one. We have travelled in Kenya and South Africa in the past and apart from Windhoek, felt completely safe.
Kayaking with Cape fur seals, the balloon flight and tracking leopards were really top ten experiences. Tracking the desert adapted elephants was also very special.
Etosha was difficult to get a handle on because it is so vast. We had a fabulous leopard sighting where a big male leopard had taken to some shade under the solar panel that was powering the water pump for the waterhole. It eventually rolled off the platform and started stalking an impala but did not complete the attack and then we had to leave.
Lodge staff were very helpful especially at Doro Nawas and Okonjima. I cannot recommend Okonjima enough. It was fabulous.
Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
You could be a little more honest about the distances involved. If I had been fully aware of the 300km I was going to do I might I have tweaked it a bit. In truth, I cannot complain and will be happy to use you again for our next trip to Tanzania in 2012........!
Namibia is a vast country and sometimes there are long drives between lodges. We encourage our travellers to take regular breaks when driving and not to try to drive too far in one day. For reference, the distances and driving times involved are listed on page 17 of our brochure.
I stayed at and have reviewed:
|Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
7-Aug-2010 review: Welcome start to trip at Elegant Guesthouse
|Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
8-Aug-2010 review: Kulala Desert Lodge
|Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
10-Aug-2010 review: Cornerstone Guesthouse
|Doro Nawas, Namibia
13-Aug-2010 review: Doro Nawas
|Anderssons Camp, Namibia
15-Aug-2010 review: Anderssons Camp
|Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
17-Aug-2010 review: Mushara Bush Camp
|Okonjima Villa, Namibia
19-Aug-2010 review: Okonjima Villa