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Holiday review by Mr. Ken Jollans

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Date of trip: 05/09/2018
Number of people: 5
Country: Namibia

Overall level of Satisfaction

 
Tribes Overall: "We had a fabulous holiday, thanks so much for organising it for us!"
 
Tribes Service: "Realy good. We knew from the start that we were late in booking and that our options might be limited as a result, but Sinead communicated well and was very helpful throughout, also when our plane was delayed by over 12 hours in terms of contacting the hotel and car hire etc."
 
Guides: "We didn't have guides for most of the trip, we just used guides for game drives as appropriate (who were generally good or very good)"
 
Social & Environmental Responsibility: "To be fair this wasn't something we considered at any great length. I guess the environmental impact of long distance flights is always bad, and driving a 4 x4 for 2,000 miles ins't great either. On the other hand we were hopefully helping the local economy. "

Accommodation

 
Strand Hotel
Really good hotel. The weather was unfortunately rubbish so the seaside location couldn't really be appreciated (cool, foggy). Good bars and restaurants.
 
Kulala Desert Lodge
Top top place, really friendly, fabulous desert location. It was bloomin' cold but we loved the unexpected hot water bottles. Outstanding.
 
Erongo Wilderness Lodge
Outstanding, we loved it! We all would have liked to stay for at least one more night. Rock hyraxes on the deck, sundowners on the volcanic rocks, amazing views, really friendly, great food, brilliant.

Our Memories

"The dunes at Sossusvlei - our daughter Becky, who has a form of cerebral palsy, was determined to get to the top (or at least, what we told her was the top) of Dune 45 and it was great to experience. The apple pie at Solitaire. The road to Walvis Bay (100 miles of nothing). Sundowners, especially at Erongo (where Becky again managed to clamber over the rocks). Etosha, elephants bathing, zebras and springboks everywhere etc etc. Rhinos at Otjiwa. Our twin girls celebrating their 25th birthday and being serenaded (if that's the word) at breakfast by all the hotel staff"

customer rating

5/5 from 13 reviews

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facts and information

Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: Flights from UK to Windhoek are usually via Johannesburg or Frankfurt and take about 12.5 hours. Windhoek International Airport is 60km from the city centre.

Language: Namibia’s official language is English. Afrikaans, Dama/Nama, German, Herero, Oshiwambo, Sukwangali, Setswana and Silozi are also recognised.

Visas: Visas are not required British citizens for stays of up to 90 days.

Health: Malaria is present in Namibia. Certain areas are more high risk. A yellow fever vaccination is required for travellers arriving from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission; this includes transiting through a yellow fever risk country; make sure you have a valid yellow fever certificate with you.  

 

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