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Namibia: potholes but no pitfalls

On this trip, I visited Namibia between 13-May-2011 and 29-May-2011 and I travelled with 1 other person.

Overall my trip experience was:


Our 2 week tour of Namibia was the best holiday ever. After fears that our plans would be scuppered by the exceptional rains in April / early May, we were blessed with no rains during our visit, and completed our planned route despite the many appalling potholes and water-filled 'dips' in both the gravel roads and also within Windhoek itself. Sabina was diligent in juggling lodge reservations to fit in with the dates we could make, and was happy to discuss and provide advice whenever necessary - many thanks. We were struck by the variety of the places we saw - Klein Windhoek & Katatura township; delightful walks amongst wild flowers and along gorges in the Naukluft mountains; the sweltering desert heat in the dunes at Deadvlei; indulgent seafood and historic architecture in sunny Swakopmund; more walking in the rocky Erongo mountains; and a wealth of animals at Etosha and Okonjima.

I stayed at and have reviewed:

Place Overall rating
Elegant Guesthouse, Namibia
14-May-2011 review: The Elegant Guesthouse review
Bullsport Guest Farm, Namibia
17-May-2011 review: Bullsport Guest Farm review
Hoodia Desert Lodge, Namibia
19-May-2011 review: Hoodia Desert Lodge review
Central Guest House, Namibia
21-May-2011 review: Central Guest House review
Erongo Wilderness Lodge, Namibia
23-May-2011 review: Erongo Wilderness Lodge review
Okaukuejo Camp, Namibia
25-May-2011 review: Okaukuejo Camp review
Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia
27-May-2011 review: Okonjima Main Camp review