Travel reviews

Travel reviews by Mrs B London

The most memorable holiday we have had

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 20-Aug-2010 and 5-Sep-2010 and I travelled with 4 other people.

Overall my trip experience was:


Quite unforgettable. The scenary, the people, the animals at Etosha, the roads(!). Such a colourful experience
I can see why people return (we met one guy on his 10th trip)

We feel that we have been away for a month.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The only thing is perhaps to reiterate to travellers that the GWR lodges in Etosha are pretty basic compared to private lodges (at least Halali is - Namatoni looked rather better and that is the impression we got from other travellers and apparently another one is opening in the north of Etosha that is good too)

Also, I think that Uk drivers do need to understand that the gravel roads are very very different from tar roads. We found driving on them for hours an uncomfortable experience. Some of the D roads and those round Grootberg were terrible. Maybe they are good compared to most of Africa but not compared to Europe

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Haus Sonneneck, Namibia
21-Aug-2010 review: lovely peaceful place to relax after flight
Kulala Desert Lodge, Namibia
22-Aug-2010 review: wonderful location
Cornerstone Guesthouse, Namibia
24-Aug-2010 review: Lovely hosts
Grootberg Lodge, Namibia
27-Aug-2010 review: fantastic and dramatic location
Taleni Etosha Village, Namibia
29-Aug-2010 review: really relaxing place
Halali Camp, Namibia
30-Aug-2010 review: a bit of a institution after the other places
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
31-Aug-2010 review: overall our favourite place
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
2-Sep-2010 review: best gardens of anywhere