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Travel reviews by Nick & Bev from UK

Namibia - after the rains!

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 1-May-2011 and 14-May-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


We had a fantastic time in Namibia and would reccommend it to anyone.

One reason for visiting in May was that after the wet season there would be a greener landscape and less dust in the air ... well that was certainly true! The rains had delivered 2-3 times the average amount and everywhere was very lush, making the scenery spectacular.

With so much water around there were no concentrations of game at the waterholes but we still saw plenty of wildlife in most places.

The rains meant that some smaller roads were washed away or in poor condition so some journeys took longer than expected.
A SUV class vehicle was absolutely vital - a normal saloon car would not have made it on some of the gravel roads. Anyone going at this time of year should book a SUV or 4x4. Having said that, the main tarred roads were actually in much better condition than expected.

Thanks to Angela for all the work and advice on our itinerary, everything went very smoothly. The only hint of regret is that after all the rain we didn't see the "real" Namibia ... ah well, maybe next time!

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Olive Grove, Namibia
1-May-2011 review: Olive Grove in Windhoek
Waterberg Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
2-May-2011 review: Waterberg Wilderness Lodge review
Mushara Bush Camp, Namibia
4-May-2011 review: Mushara Bush Camp review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
6-May-2011 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
8-May-2011 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Sam's Giardino, Namibia
11-May-2011 review: Sam's Giardino review
Olive Grove, Namibia
13-May-2011 review: Olive Grove review