- Overall the tour was worthwhile doing. The accommodation exceeded my expectations but the transport provided did not meet my expectations as I found the buses used uncomfortable for the long journeys undertaken, particularly in Namibia. I would recommend that anyone considering this trip be prepared for discomfort. If I were to book another holiday with Explore I would be asking for detailed information regarding the buses being used and the number of people in the group. I had understood that the group was limited to 16 but there were 18 people on the Cape Escape.
Highlights of this trip for me were definitely Etosha, Soussusvlei, the waterhole at Halali Rest Camp where we were able to watch animals at night and also the Penguins at Boulder Beach.
The Namib-Lodge Safari and the Cape Escape are very different tours which for me was a positive and a negative. With hindsight it may have suited me more to combine Namibia with, for example, Botswana.
Published on: 28 November 2016