My Travel Recommendations

I'd love to inspire you with my travel recommendations. From authentic safari camps in northern Botswana to wilderness retreats in the heart of wild Namibia, here are my favourites.

 

  • The Olive Exclusive

    Olive Exclusive Boutique Hotel

    Location: Namibia - Windhoek
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "What a beautiful property in the heart of Windhoek's upmarket suburb of Klein-Windhoek. The suites are spacious, so tastefully decorated with lots of extras like your own laptop & free wifi, a coffee station that reminds of a little coffee bar, candles next to the bath. The food was fantastic, some of the best I've had in Windhoek. Service is personal & very good, without being in your face."

  • Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

    Okahirongo Elephant Lodge

    Location: Namibia - Kaokoveld
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "This lodge is situated in what is often called the last truly wild areas in Namibia. Here you can expect to see the desert adapted elephant, the only place in the world to see it. The lodge is in the Purros Conservancy and in a no-risk malaria area. Enjoy a siesta in your own private gazebo with day bed, or laze around the pool. This loge offers a luxury, desert experience."

  • Little Kulala Lodge

    Little Kulala

    Location: Namibia - Sossusvlei
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "Definitely the place to stay for the discerning traveller wanting to see the magnificent red dunes of the Namib-Naukluft Park and Sossusvlei. Every suite offers a private plunge pool, outside shower and rooftop that is ideal for stargazing or sleeping out."

  • Wolwedans Dunes Camp

    Wolwedans Dune Camp

    Location: Namibia - Sossusvlei, Namibia - Sossusvlei
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "The comfortable tents at Dune Camp are pitched on wooden platforms, and for the adventurous, sleeping outside under the stars is definitely safe! The public areas are intimate and cozy, with a very relaxed ambience. If you need to relax in a down-to-earth environment, then this is the camp for you!"

  • Chitabe Lediba

    Chitabe Lediba

    Location: Botswana - Okavango Delta
    WHY I RECOMMEND IT

    "The newly refurbished Chitabe Lediba is looking great! The lodge is in an area famous for excellent game viewing so this is a win-win!"

Madelein Norval

Africa Safari Expert

People will always have a yearning for Africa, the huge spaces, the wildlife, its pristine environments - it affirms that life is not always about materialism. And there's nothing I like more than when my customers share the same sentiments.

Read what our Travellers have to say

Thank you so much for organising our trip Madelein, we had an amazing time and loved it! Kwandwe was fantastic and very special, thank you for chosing that game park. Would highly recommend it to anyone. We had a wonderful ranger and 'front man' who were so knowledgable and found us all the Big 5, including a leopard, which was awesome.. and many other animals too. I think we were lucky (the animals not so much so) that there had been such a drought because the grass was very sparse and we could see lots more easily. I do hope they have had some rain now as they were all very worried. St Francis Bay was fun but unfortunately we had a lot of rain. Met up with friends which was good though and played golf with them (some in the rain was not so good!). We stayed one night at Emily Moon in Plett and it was very special place - such a fantastic location and very querky! Loved the area as so beautiful - bit cold to go swimming though! Our drive along the Garden Root from Fancourt to Cape Town was fantastic, we loved the scenery and finished off driving along Chapman's Peak Drive round the coast to Cape Town - stunning! Loved our final nights in Steinberg and of course Cape Grace with that wonderful view. All in all it was great fun and thank you so much for your organisation.

Hugh Maurice - April 2016 View more reviews