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Travelers' reviews about Namibia

4.7
9 reviews
Marty
5
Namibia
Solo
I cried both tears of joy and tears of sadness on the trip. My tears of joy came from seeing such a delicate and spectacular landscape - the lichens, plants and animals dependent on the fog, the fact that the ocean creates the sand of the desert, the immense size of the sand dunes. My tears of sadness was the drought which they are experiencing and the animals which have been lost because of the drought. They need more people to visit and spend the money visiting the animal preserves so that money can turn around and be used to save their ecosystem.
Best parts:
My drive to the Skeleton Coast and seeing it for the first time was transformative. At 2AM I was awakened by the sound of what was a giraffe eating from the tree immediately adjacent to my tent. Being nearly eye-to-eye with a giraffe was magical. The beauty and peacefulness of the Namibian landscape was captivating. The resourcefulness of the people - using alternatives where possible with solar and wind - was inspiring.
Worst parts:
Some roads were maintained too often while others which still seemed main arteries of traffic were in need of repair. The length of travel to reach Namibia was expected but still unpleasant.
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Badbart
5
Namibia
Solo
I had wanted to travel to Southern Africa for many years, and Namibia was one of the top draws for me to that part of the world. I found everywhere along my route fascinating and enjoyed the emptiness and solitude. Favorite moments/stops in particular were Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Luderitz/Kolmanskop, meeting the San people, and the excursions I was able to do from Swakopmund. The entire trip provided me with tons of photos and great memories that will endure forever.
Best parts:
The wide open spaces of Namibia and all of the great photo opportunities they provided for capturing landscapes, wildlife, and the lives of the people who call the country home. As wonderful as these experiences were, none of them would have been possible without the help, professionalism, kindness, patience, and excellent communication of my wonderful agent in Windhoek, Liza Kotze, who was an absolute pleasure and an angel to work with from my first contact with Evaneos until the conclusion of my trip.
Worst parts:
The flat tire... :-( But that worked out fine.
Evaneos
Dear Badbart, Thank you for your feedback! We are more than happy that you enjoyed your trip to Namibia and we are looking forward to see you again soon! Yours sincerely, Your Evaneos Team!
9 Day Namibia Trip with Wild Dog Safaris
5
Namibia
Couple
Since this was our first visit to Africa, our visit was a general road trip to the top sights in the northern part of Namibia.
Best parts:
The trip was fantastic with amazing hospitality and service. Great sights, top rate accommodations and gourmet meals all resulted in a wonderful trip.
Worst parts:
Namibia is a huge country and the car trips were quite long every day.
Evaneos
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Bahamia
5
Namibia
Solo
This was a very diverse trip - lots of animals but also Himba and Herero peoples. From the heat of most of the trip the contrast with the cold Skeleton Coast on the Atlantic was welcome before traveling to Sossusviei
Best parts:
Every day was full of wonderful things. The sighting of two male elephants just as we were exiting the game park at dusk was incredible. Mount Etjo Safari Lodge was amazing. I could have stayed there longer than one night
Namibia
2
Namibia
Solo
I booked 3 nights’ hotel, transfers, & a camping trip through the local agency. Although all the things happened as planned, there were lots of errors in the planning stage like incorrect dates on the billing link and incomplete info on the lodging. Everything was corrected, but these examples illustrate a lack of attention to detail that was concerning. I never received an itemized receipt. Based on my estimate of lodging costs, I feel the price was excessive without any value to me since the planning process wasn’t streamlined. A travel agent can bring value to & receive loyalty from a customer by trying to get good pricing on the components, which wasn’t the case here. Once we started the camping trip, we had several hours wasted because a client was left in the origin city, & they wanted to drive the entire group back to get him. This demonstrated to me that the local agency is a disorganized mess without the ability to solve problems reasonably. After about an hour, they decided to send him to meet us, but they wasted all of our time due to a clerical error on their end. The rest of the camping trip went smoothly, but the agency messed up details for many of the other participants.
Best parts:
The Namib Desert
Worst parts:
Heat, disorganization, and camping.
Globetrekker
5
Namibia
Solo
The trip was well organized, with detailed information about route, and the properties for overnight stay were great. Namibia is surprisingly easy to get around, with the roads well sign-posted. The roads can be a bit challenging as you get off the beaten path, but that's also makes the visit interesting. Each stop -- Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Cape Cross, Etosha -- was interesting, charming or exciting in its own way. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Namibia, and wish I had more time to see more of the country.
Best parts:
Seals at Cape Cross and wildlife watching in Etosha.
Worst parts:
It was ~2 hour drive from the campsite to Sossusvlei. Camping closer to Sossusvlei would have facilitated getting to the Big Daddy hike earlier in the morning to take advantage of the light.
yyc
5
Namibia
Couple
We enjoyed everywhere we visited - from climbing Big Daddy dune, to hiking at Hohenstein, to fat biking at Swakopmund, elephants in Damaraland, 4wd driving to Sandwich Harbour. Also no day was too much driving. Doing it again we'd have just 1 night in Damaraland and an extra one at okonjima
Best parts:
good vehicle for the roads we drove; excellent accommodation (except for Aabadi); fantastic variety of scenery in NAM; exceptionally friendly and happy people;
Worst parts:
heat in Damaraland and no way to cool off -- shower was solar heated and scalding until midnight; getting ripped off at 2 petrol stations
Birgit
5
Namibia
Family
We travelled for 3 weeks through the country, encountered animals everywhere. The whole country of Namibia is a big 'zoo'! Nice, friendly people and staff everywhere. Lodges were well chosen and beautiful. Food delicious.
Best parts:
The most amazing was to see how the country changed after a bit a rain. We arrived in Windhoek at a very dry time. Three weeks later all was green and bloomed. Also to encounter the animals so close in Etosha was very impressive.
Worst parts:
We had a bit too much time in Twyfelfontein, Sossusvlei, and Kalkrand that we could have spent in Etosha. All the lodges should have mosquito nets, even in malaria-free areas, to keep you safe from gigantic spiders that like to crawl around at night!!!
Traveller
5
Namibia
Friends
A perfect mix of wildlife, culture and landscapes. We enjoyed having the freedom to do our own thing in our own time. Highlights were the sand dunes, Etosha, and meeting the local tribes. We would have liked another week to see some things that we missed.
Best parts:
Impossible in one sentence, every day had a highlight!!
Worst parts:
The necessary early starts.