User Reviews – Namibia

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Overall rating
5/5

Natural environment, not too many people (as are found in Chobe or Kruger), lots of birds & animals, conservation efforts are apparent

Totally superb and the holiday of a lifetime
Overall rating
5/5

We went on safari with Wild Dog Safaris to Etosha and Okonjima in Namibia. Our Guide was Tembo. The Wildlife, Scenery, Weather, Accommodation, Transportation and our Guide, Tembo, were all absolutely fanstastic. We could not fault anything and will definitely be returning to Namibia with Wild Dog Safaris as soon as possible.

Overall rating
5/5

The landscape is so varied in can be like travelling through three countries in one day, the wildlife and scenery are fabulous and the lodges are generally excellent.

Overall rating
5/5

Austere landscape, unique sand dunes, large seal colonies, beautiful National Parks

Overall rating
5/5

It is safe. Game parks are well equipped. There is a great variety of game and birds. The scenery is like nowhere else in the world.

Overall rating
5/5

If you are searching for diversified wildlife within different landscapes Namibia is the right place. Friendly people, exceptional accommodations and stunning sights make every visit of this beautiful country unforgettable.

Namibia. A place of Barren Beauty.
Overall rating
5/5

This was my first visit to Namibia and my first photography workshop. The tour was to start at Windhoek go slightly north and West to Spitzkoppe (between Usakos and Arandis on the B2) then south via Gaub, Solitaire, Sesriem, Aus and across to Luderitz; back to Aus and seehiem dropping down to Fish River Canyon for a short visit before heading back north to Keetmanshoop and then returning to Windhoek via Marietal and Rehoboth.
The trip took 12 days with ample stops at the numerous must see sights for photographers which included, Spitzkoppe itself and the spectacular surrounding red rock formations, Dune 45, Deadvlei and sossusvlie, Sesriem Canyon, Luderitz Town, Kolmanskop deserted mining town, the aforementioned Fish River Canyon, the Mesaurus Fossils, Giants Playground and the quiver Tree forest.
There was a lot to fit in and had the tour extended further north to Etosha National Park there would have been the wildlife too, however this was Landscape photography tour/workshop.
Namibia is another whole scale of massive with a very low population meaning one can drive for hours without seeing another vehicle which for a Brit is a little un-nerving to begin with that said we were a convoy of three 4X4s so it was not an issue.
The countryside is stunningly beautiful in a hard barren way and utterly silent however the nights are even better (if really quite cold at times) with the most magnificent clear skies and more stars than you will probably have ever seen.
The heat (and the cold) have to be planned for, this is not the place to hop out of your car to climb up as dune to take a few snaps without a wide brimmed hat and way more water than you think you need. We did a properly organised trip to Deadvlie to scout for and to take shots, we had all the kit knowing that there was a 1.1Km trek across the dunes and that we would be spending a few hours on the pan taking shots and despite drinking way more than I thought I needed, I got mild sun stroke! Be prepared or you will have problems.
The driving is very easy with the only issues to be aware of is petrol stations and places to have punctures repaired.
While many of the hotels may display a 4 or 5 star rating these ratings should not be confused with those in Europe or USA. The quality of service encountered can be quite perfunctory to almost bordering on rude. There are however bright beacons of light that shine so brightly that this high level of service takes you by complete surprise! The speed of service can be slow to the extent of being glacial! If you want a quick meal…forget it. This is not a slight against you, they just don’t do “Quick”. We popped into a fast food joint on one occasion for a snack and it took nearly 40 minutes to get our food!
That said the sights we saw are out of this world, the fun we had was continuous, and I am not sure I will have the chance to take shots like I did again in a long time.

Definitely worth a visit!

Overall rating
5/5

Namibia - breathtaking, quaint, soulful solitude in Africa

Overall rating
5/5

We have visited many African parks and can honestly say that we have never seen such a variety of birds and animals as we saw in the various sites we visited. All camps and guides were superb as was the air service between camps

Overall rating
5/5

Namibia has some great open spaces with few signs of humans besides the fences by the roads. The people we encountered were all very friendly and we felt completely safe during our entire visit.

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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