Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mr R & sons from London

Northern Namibia inc lunch at the seaside

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 5-Aug-2010 and 13-Aug-2010 and I travelled with 3 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


A very good trip with first class lodges selected by Expert Africa spaced at "do-able" distances. Local knowledge in choosing the overnight stops was much appreciated. The vouchers worked well. All the staff at the lodges were very welcoming, "old fashioned service" perhaps resulting from a slower pace of life.

I prepared a set of detailed route instructions and took a basic handheld GPS that does not have maps. Before leaving UK I matched the paper map with Google Earth for latitude and longitude at road junctions. Preparation was time consuming but worth the effort for peace of mind to ensure we were at the correct junctions and going in the right direction to the next. This was important when road signs only show the road number.

We detoured off the route to Henties Bay for lunch from Uis Mine instead of going directly to Omaruru and Erongo Lodge, and to the dinosaur footprints near Kalkfeld. The road from the dinosaur footprints, D2414, goes through Erindi game reserve - sign in and out at gates, but no charge.

Total distance was planned at 2200 km but we drove a little over 2600 km. Definitely a "must do again" adventure.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I can't think of anything at the moment

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Villa Violet, Namibia
5-Aug-2010 review: The Elegant Bed & Breakfast review
Waterberg Camp, Namibia
6-Aug-2010 review: Waterberg Camp review
Toshari Lodge, Namibia
7-Aug-2010 review: Etosha Gateway review
Palmwag Lodge, Namibia
9-Aug-2010 review: Palmwag Lodge review
Doro Nawas, Namibia
10-Aug-2010 review: Doro Nawas review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
11-Aug-2010 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Villa Violet, Namibia
12-Aug-2010 review: The Elegant Bed & Breakfast review