Holiday review by Mrs. Mair Nott

Name: Mrs. Mair Nott

Date of trip: 13/02/2019

Number of people: 2

We were amazed by the scenery, especially the mountains and different colours. The vastness of Namibia is hard to comprehend, but the itinerary allowed us to travel quite comfortably from area to area in quite a short space of time. Staying in some of the bush camps was a different experience as was my first 'bucket Shower'. The people we met were friendly at each stop. We saw many animals including lion and rhino.

  • Guest room at Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek, Namibia © Christian Heeb

    Guest room at Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek, Namibia

  • Exterior of Desert Homestead in purple clouds, Namibi Desert, Namibia © Desert Homestead Lodge

    Exterior of Desert Homestead in purple clouds, Namibi Desert, Namibia

  • Swakopmund Guesthouse facade

     

  • Bedroom and mural at Swakopmund Guesthouse

     

  • Breakfast at Swakopmund Guesthouse

     

  • Swakopmund Guesthouse bathroom

     

  • Camp Kipwe setting

     

  • Suite at Camp Kipwe

     

  • Camp Kipwe drinks

     

  • Room deck at Camp Kipwe

     

  • Etendeka Mountain Camp guest tent

     

  • Walking at Etendeka Mountain Camp

     

  • Leopard near Etendeka

     

  • Realx at Etendeka Mountain Camp

     

  • The pool and main building at Opuwo Country Lodge

     

  • Lawn and view at Opuwo Country Lodge

     

  • The main building of Hobatere Lodge, Etosha, Namibia © Arthur Peuckert

    The main building of Hobatere Lodge, Etosha, Namibia

  • Chalet exterior at Etosha Village, Etosha National Park, Namibia © Xenia ivanoff-erb

    Chalet exterior at Etosha Village, Etosha National Park, Namibia

  • Main building of Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha, Namibia © Mushara Bush Camp

    Main building of Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha, Namibia

  • Wildlife tracking at Okonjima, Namibia © Okonjima Plains Camp

    Wildlife tracking at Okonjima, Namibia

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Tribes Service:

Everything was brilliant from the very beginning to the end. Christine was a wonderful help and was always ready to answer my questions. The itinerary was excellent and worked out so well. It was a fantastic trip.

Guides:

especially at Etendeke. Do gave us lots of interesting information at the after dinner chats. Bonnie was our walking guide and his local knowledge was so good. On the safari ride he was accompanied by Nicholas and they were great.

Social & Environmental Responsibility:

Local people and ways of life were respected throughout. Tourism is growing in Namibia and if it is responsible tourism it can have advantages for everyone.


The places you stayed

Guest room at Olive Grove Guesthouse, Windhoek, Namibia © Christian Heeb

Olive Grove Guesthouse

Windhoek

A very good guesthouse for a short stopover.



Swakopmund Guesthouse facade

Swakopmund Guest House

Namibia

Comfortable and convenient for the town and coast.


Camp Kipwe setting

Camp Kipwe

Namibia

Enjoyed the sun downers at the top of the hill .


Etendeka Mountain Camp guest tent

Etendeka Mountain Camp

Namibia

we were well looked after here. The tented accomodation was very good and the food was excellent, especially as it was so remote. The staff all made an effort to give us information on the area and animals.


The pool and main building at Opuwo Country Lodge

Opuwo Country Lodge

Namibia

Amazing views from the main building. Lovely pool.


The main building of Hobatere Lodge, Etosha, Namibia © Arthur Peuckert

Hobatere Lodge

Between Etosha and Damaraland



Main building of Mushara Bush Camp, Etosha, Namibia © Mushara Bush Camp

Mushara Bush Camp

Etosha National Park

Main building is lovely.


View room at Okonjima Plains Camp, Namibia © AronecPhotography,AfriCat

Okonjima Plains Camp

Okonjima & central highlands

We were accomodated at the 'Bush Camp' instead of the Plains Camp as our itinerary stated. This was apparently an up grade but i'm not sure if this is the case. However, it was a lovely place to stay. Food was excellent and surroundings were lovely, including the pool.