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Travel reviews by Mr B x 2 from Kaiseraugust

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Total number of trips

1

Countries visited

1

Lodges stayed in

9

Excursions taken

0

Awesome Trip - Expert Africa are pros

Namibia between 13 Aug 2010 and 28 Aug 2010

Trip rating: Excellent
"Maruska and Sabina were both awesome in setting up the trip and details.

Sabina was extremely helpful and responsive when we had an issue with the vehicle. The attention to detail was very good and the process for booking, payment, confirmations, etc were very efficient and customer-friendly.

I will book another trip in the future with the Expert Africa team."

Arranged By Sabina Hekandjo


Elegant Guesthouse

Elegant Guesthouse

"The Elegant Guesthouse review"

1 night Arrived 13 Aug 2010
"Great location. Close to Joe's and other nice restauarnts. Hostess was very nice and accomodating. Quiet accomodations and secured parking.

Rooms were small. In-room safes need to be left open and usage detailed with the guests."
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

Wolwedans Dunes Lodge

"Wolwedans Dune Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Aug 2010
"Absolutely wonderful setting...Lodge was secluded and elegant. The MVS suite was superb. The guide (Usko) was very knowlegable and engaging. A laid back pace, but very efficient. Great kitchen and chef and dining ambiance along with a killer common area for pre-dinner cocktails. Pool area was very chic and again elegant. Could have easily spent another day or more here.

Staff was very friendly. Mid-day drive with lunch could be up-grade with better food and wine selection along with a white table cloth and more comfortable chairs....but this is a pick.

Met the owner/custodian (Stefan) on the morning of departure and receive and excellent history and overview of the lodge and its commitment to the environment....very classy set-up."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Good
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Kulala Desert Lodge

Kulala Desert Lodge

"Lodge okay... Balloon ride not to be missed"

2 nights Arrived 16 Aug 2010
"Rooms were smallish and very close together. Was aware of other guests. There was construction (expansion) going on and the noise detracted from the setting.

Staff was pleasant and friendly. Trip to the nearby canyon was a disappointment. The dunes Soussevlei were awesome.

The guide, Peitrus was very accomodating and friendly/knowledgable.

The balloon ride (outside vendor) and breakfast in the desert was one of the highlights of the entire trip. The balloonist (Dennis) was very friendly and entertaining."
Average
Location
Good
Service
Good
Activities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Average
Facilities
Average
Villa Margherita

Villa Margherita

"Awesome dune ride...ask for Hermann"

2 nights Arrived 18 Aug 2010
"Villa Margherita---Good location to area amenities. Owners mingle with the guests during breakfast. On-street parking was initally a concern, but in the end not an issue. Internet service was appreciated. Great kitchen and ambiance in the dining area. Muti was especially accomodating.

The outside vendor (Mula/Mula (sp?) ) for activites was very cool. The boat ride in the morning was very cold and heavy jacket, gloves and hat were all appreciated. The bay was fogged-in most of the day, especially in the morning, but this was the luck of the draw. The boat dropped us off on shore for a Land Rover ride in the dunes (guide was Hermann and he was most excellent !) Once a few kilometers from shore the weather improved dramatically.

The lunch set-up in the dunes was probably the best overall lunch experience of the entire 2 1/2 week trip. Fresh oysters, game, pasta and champagne.....awesome!"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Doro Nawas

Doro Nawas

"Sleep under the stars"

2 nights Arrived 20 Aug 2010
"Very remote location. Rooms were pretty spacious and the deck/verandas were extremely cool in that they accomodated the beds (which were on wheels) to be rolled out for sleeping under the stars.

Pool area was small, but chic and sophisticated. The tracking (and finding) of the desert elephants was very interesting and enjoyable. Guide (Peter) was extremely pleasant and knowlegable. The fireplace in the common area was very cool and appreciated in the evening.

Our room had a leak under one of the basins and the showers were lacking hot water."
Good
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Good
Facilities
Poor
Ongava Tented Camp

Ongava Tented Camp

"Waterhole in camp and the meals were stars"

2 nights Arrived 22 Aug 2010
"Very secluded and private. Rooms were comfortable with both indoor and outdoor showers. Staff was excellent (Paul, Gerda and Michael--on loan from Little Ongava) and engaging.

Game drives yielded lion, black and white rhino and giraffe along with several birds and all manner of antelope. Waterhole within 30 meters of the terrace and dinning area was constantly yielding unparalleled viewing of wildlife.

Rio and Leon were excellent guides."
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Good
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Onguma Tented Camp

Onguma Tented Camp

"Big 4 seen in less than an hour/gourmet meals"

2 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2010
"All-in this is a tie with Wolwedens as best of class....

Excellent wine cellar complimented an eclectic and very romantic dining area (totally open air and full view of a 24-hour lighted waterhole). Food was stellar for all meals.

Rooms had both indoor, outdoor showers and tub.... with an endless supply of hot water. Front decks opened to a full view of the waterhole. The pool/lounging area was very elegant.

Guide (Previous) was super friendly and put us on stellar wildlife in the morning and a great "nature" oriented drive with sundowner in the evening. Having Etosha relatively close by was a big plus. Attention to detail was impressive, including lit candles in the room after dinner, a hot water bottle in the jeep along with blankets for the early morning drive to Etosha and an excellent curio collection"
Excellent
Location
Excellent
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Excellent
Facilities
Excellent
Okonjima Bush Camp

Okonjima Bush Camp

"Okonjima Bush Camp review"

1 night Arrived 26 Aug 2010
"Rooms were very secluded from one another. Rooms were comfortable. Only one night spent in this camp so would have enjoyed another afternoon luonging just outside the room in a small natural terrace area.. Dinner was very hearty with an extensive wine list and group dining. Fireplace and common area was very inviting after dinner. A great curio selection behind the "front desk"

Our guide (Paul) was very knowledgable and helpful. We saw both leopard (collared and radio tracked) and cheetah--confined to a small fenced in area for the reserve.

While I appreciated seeing the cats--cheetah especially--this was a very differednt feel to the other camps....almost zoo-like at some level. I liked the visit very much, but would not be compelled to re-visit."
Excellent
Location
Good
Service
Excellent
Activities
Excellent
Rooms
Excellent
Food
Good
Facilities
Excellent
Elegant Guesthouse

Elegant Guesthouse

"The Elegant Guesthouse review"

1 night Arrived 27 Aug 2010
"Same comments as before. [Ed - see below.]"
Good
Location
Excellent
Service
Good
Facilities
Average
Rooms
Average
Food
Average

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