Kimkim Trip Reviews for Namibia

4.8
Based on 14 ratings
Read 14 verified reviews by travelers who booked their trip to Namibia on kimkim. You can also read reviews about kimkim on 3rd party sites including Google, TrustPilot and Yelp.

Our self-drive trip to Namibia was amazing! W...
Namibia | Dec 16 - Dec 26, 2023

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Bertrand-Xavier A.
Spain | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2024
Our self-drive trip to Namibia was amazing! We didn't have much time but still managed to visit Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Etosha South and East, as well as Windhoek. Every stop along the route was worth it. Great vistas all over, very few people around, quality accommodations and the best roads we have seen in Africa so far. It was a great opportunity to get away from it all as a family. Of course, seeing all the animals in the national parks was the most memorable part of the trip: plenty... Read more

Our self-drive trip to Namibia was amazing! We didn't have much time but still managed to visit Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Etosha South and East, as well as Windhoek. Every stop along the route was worth it. Great vistas all over, very few people around, quality accommodations and the best roads we have seen in Africa so far. It was a great opportunity to get away from it all as a family. Of course, seeing all the animals in the national parks was the most memorable part of the trip: plenty of lions, elephants, girafes, zebras, etc. We didn't know much about Namibia before but we are definitely recommending it to everybody now!

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jan 02, 2024

Hi Bertrand-Xavier,
Thank you for your wonderful feedback.
I hope your new year is filled with good friends, great adventures, and even better treats!
Happy New Year!
We appreciate it.
All the best, Lize

Everything was amazing! All the places all th...
Namibia | Nov 4 - Nov 19, 2023

Eirini
Eirini F.
Greece | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Everything was amazing! All the places all the people, the organisation - everything is perfect!
I recommend it 100%! And I would do it over and over again!

Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Western Cape, South Africa | Replied on Nov 22, 2023

Hi Eirini,
Fantastic! So glad to hear your wonderful feedback and that you enjoyed your trip.
Hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
Best wishes, Petru

Worth every penny! Our trip was fantastic, it...
Namibia | Nov 4 - Nov 19, 2023

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Aris P.
Greece | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023
Worth every penny! Our trip was fantastic, it was planned in every detail. All the places we went were worth visiting. The lodges were fantastic as well as the services provided, the food and the activities. The car was very good. Thank you Petru for organizing an amazing trip for us. We will certainly get back to you to organize our next trip around there. Read more

Worth every penny! Our trip was fantastic, it was planned in every detail. All the places we went were worth visiting. The lodges were fantastic as well as the services provided, the food and the activities. The car was very good. Thank you Petru for organizing an amazing trip for us. We will certainly get back to you to organize our next trip around there.

Hotel Review
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Sesriem

Amazing rooms, great service, well decorated main building, nice swimming pool and nice food. 10/10 for this lodge

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Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Western Cape, South Africa | Replied on Nov 21, 2023

Hi Aris,
I am delighted to hear that you had great trip!
Your feedback is so valuable and glad to hear that you enjoyed the lodges you stayed at.
My pleasure and wonderful to hear that all worked out so well.
I hope to be of assistance again in the near future.
Best wishes, Petru

This is an unusual review in that KimKim mere...
Namibia | Oct 3 - Oct 12, 2023

Nigel
Nigel R.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023
This is an unusual review in that KimKim merely acted as the introducer to a third party safari company, Ultimate Safaris Namibia that provided the Namibian safari experience for us in October 2023.
Originally, we booked a bespoke tour through KimKim in 2019 with a view to travelling to Namibia in the summer of 2020. Due to covid, that trip was cancelled but by then we had already paid KimKim a substantial deposit. Thankfully, KimKim are an extremely honest company and they kept our deposit...
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This is an unusual review in that KimKim merely acted as the introducer to a third party safari company, Ultimate Safaris Namibia that provided the Namibian safari experience for us in October 2023.
Originally, we booked a bespoke tour through KimKim in 2019 with a view to travelling to Namibia in the summer of 2020. Due to covid, that trip was cancelled but by then we had already paid KimKim a substantial deposit. Thankfully, KimKim are an extremely honest company and they kept our deposit against a future booking. We tried again in 2021 but again that trip was cancelled.
We skipped 2022 and instead tried to book a Namibia trip for 2023. By then our requirements had changed and instead of preparing a bespoke trip for us, KimKim recommended a group tour through Ultimate Safaris Namibia which enjoyed great reviews but did not deal directly with the public.
The following is the review of our Ultimate Safaris Namibia experience as prepared by my wife.

Ultimate. What does it mean? Being the best or most optimal example of its kind.
Well that’s the best definition of the Ultimate Safaris Namibia experience that we have just enjoyed with our lead guide, Uzco.
Firstly the organisation, from being met by Uzco at our hotel all the way through to our return to our hotel Windhoek at the end of the trip was seamless and the attention to every detail was sublime.
At the outset we were joined by the two other couples on the Ultimate Safaris trip who were interested in all things safari, but, as well as wanting to enjoy seeing the animals, they loved birds as well. We had previously bought a pair of binoculars for the trip but really didn’t know which way round they needed to be used!! But, believe me, not long into our safari experience with the one and only Uzco, we very soon completely understood how to use the binoculars and were spotting birds with the others in our group.
Uzco made the trip memorable for us. It was such a wonderful wonderful experience. He was completely dedicated to the six of us, embracing our enjoyment, our well-being, and wanting to allow us the freedom to enjoy the trip at its best. He was the ultimate guide with a wealth of knowledge, both in the animal world, the bird and insect world as well as his knowledge of geography and geology. All of this knowledge that he gave to us added to the wonderful tapestry of what we were seeing unfolding before our eyes.
Can we also praise the various lodges selected by Ultimate Safaris Namibia for this group trip? All four lodges were outstanding in every way. The rooms were spacious and comfortable, the food was of an exceptionally high standard and staff extremely attentive and helpful.
Uzco is a dedicated professional guide who deserves all the praise and gratitude. We thank you so much for the experience, and of course the memories.

Local specialist: Carol-Jean Tap
Carol-Jean
Carol-Jean Tap
Local specialist in Windhoek | Replied on Nov 27, 2023

Dear Mr and Mrs Roth
Thank you very much for your review.
We are glad that after such a long time, you could finally travel to Namibia and enjoy this beautiful country.
We appreciate the review and hope KimKim can be of assistance to you again in the future.

Have a super day further.

Carol-Jean Tap

Namibia
Namibia | Jul 8 - Jul 18, 2023

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kai r.
Finland | Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

The Namibia travel experience was amazing. All places visited and stays overnight were special in one way or the other. Onguma was out of this world whereas Madisa was a lot more down to earth. I might change make some changes if I did it again, but that is the benefit of hindsight. Anyway, thank you for setting it up Lize.

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jul 21, 2023

Hi Kai,
Thank you for your wonderful feedback.
I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Namibia.
Hope to hear from you again should you wish to return to the beautiful Southern Africa.
Take care.
Best wishes, Lize

We had a bad experience with a substandard lo...
Namibia | Jun 11 - Jun 29, 2023

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Matt F.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

We had a bad experience with a substandard lodge suggested by kimkim. Our concerns and criticisms were brushed aside rather than addressed. I would not entrust kimkim with my travel plans again.

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Jul 20, 2023
Hi Matt,
Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry to hear your experience at the lodge in question tainted your 14-day trip, which you otherwise described as an amazing experience. I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that your complaint was certainly not brushed aside. It was addressed on the KimKim platform in a message to you that remains on the system as unread. I can assure you we take all comments & observations from clients, (both positive & negative), very seriously and do give...
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Hi Matt,
Thanks for the feedback. I am sorry to hear your experience at the lodge in question tainted your 14-day trip, which you otherwise described as an amazing experience. I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that your complaint was certainly not brushed aside. It was addressed on the KimKim platform in a message to you that remains on the system as unread. I can assure you we take all comments & observations from clients, (both positive & negative), very seriously and do give them the appropriate attention. Suppliers are made to respond, and any lessons learned in the process are taken on board.
Kind Regards, Lize

Organization was excellent - quality of lodge...
Namibia | Apr 28 - May 6, 2023

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Sandro P.
Italy | Reviewed on May 07, 2023
Organization was excellent - quality of lodges and activities. All superb Read more

Organization was excellent - quality of lodges and activities. All superb

Hotel Reviews
Zebra Kalahari Lodge
Intu Afrika Kalahari Private Reserve
Authenticity & Character
Food could be better, rooms might nneed some renovation
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In the middle of Kalahari desert, great landscape
Staff
All very gentle
Cleanliness & Comfort
Room should be a bit cleaner
Namib Outpost
Windhoek

Just opened, location and view superb, rooms super. Just excellent, staff amazingly friendly. Great food

Authenticity & Character
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Great view on Namib desert
Staff
All friendly and professional and always available. Rian, Sameel, Hendrik and Josie just amazing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Just perfect
Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Swakopmund

Very good after few days in the desert

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Twyfelfontein Adventure Camp

Great location - very nice atmosphere, good food, great staff

Authenticity & Character
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In the middle of Damaraland, great sunset deck
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ongava Tented Camp
Etosha

Just a fantastic experience

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In the middle of Ongava reserve - elephants and rhynos coming to drink in front of us
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Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Western Cape, South Africa | Replied on Jun 11, 2023

Hi Sandro,
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday in Namibia and that all went well.
Thank you very much for your valuable feedback about the lodges you stayed at.
Best wishes, Petru

Our guide Pietrus was the best. Loved the lo...
Namibia | Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2023

Peter
Peter L.
Brazil | Reviewed on May 02, 2023
Our guide Pietrus was the best. Loved the lodge. It went smooth all the way around Read more

Our guide Pietrus was the best. Loved the lodge. It went smooth all the way around

Hotel Review
Mushara Outpost
Etosha National Park, Etosha, Namibia

Excellent place all the way around. I could spend a year there.

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Local specialist: Bianca Gersbach
Bianca
Bianca Gersbach
Local specialist in Cape Town, South Africa | Replied on May 02, 2023

Hi Peter,

Thank you so much for the review. I am extremely happy that you had a wonderful time in Namibia and appreciate your photo's.

Hope to hear from you in the future.

Kind regards,
Bianca

Arranged were very good. Suggestion: west Etos... would have loved to stay at Etosha village lodge. Rest were perfect.
Namibia | Oct 8 - Oct 19, 2022

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Gurjit K.
Columbus, OH | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022
Arrangeywere very goid. Suggestion: west Etosha park- would have loved Etosha village lodge by the gate. Read more

Arrangeywere very goid. Suggestion: west Etosha park- would have loved Etosha village lodge by the gate.

Hotel Reviews
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Windhoek

Very good. Great service.

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Sossusvlei Lodge
Authenticity & Character
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Swakopmund Luxury Suites
Swakopmund
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Twyfelfontein Country Lodge
Khorixas
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Taleni Etosha Village
Outjo
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Mushara Lodge
Tsumeb
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Local specialist: Stephanie Louw
Stephanie
Stephanie Louw
Local specialist in Cape Town, South Africa | Replied on Oct 24, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! I am so happy that you had a great time and hope to welcome you back in future!

Namibian AdventureTo Lize Enderstein and Ci...
Namibia | Aug 28 - Sep 30, 2022

Peter
Peter L.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Oct 05, 2022
Namibian Adventure To Lize Enderstein and Cindy Botha, a huge THANK YOU !! We have just returned from a 33 day, Namibia self drive, which was initially scheduled for 2020. Cindy and Lize you have had to contend with postponing our trip by, first one, then two years. You have always been informative, accomodating, courteous and prompt with all our correspondence. Your Kimkim appointed travel consultant Pepe, who met us at the airport to send us off, was also very helpful and... Read more

Namibian Adventure

To Lize Enderstein and Cindy Botha, a huge THANK YOU !!

We have just returned from a 33 day, Namibia self drive, which was initially scheduled for 2020. Cindy and Lize you have had to contend with postponing our trip by, first one, then two years. You have always been informative, accomodating, courteous and prompt with all our correspondence. Your Kimkim appointed travel consultant Pepe, who met us at the airport to send us off, was also very helpful and informative.

Although we provided the skeleton of the trip from Windhoek via, Sossusvlei, Swakopmund, Twyfelfontein, Etosha, Caprivi, Waterberg, Erindi and finally Witvlei, your choices of accomodation and the comprehensive itinerary booklet, with suggested activities were excellent. You left nothing to chance, so there were no unpleasant surprises. On the contrary, our accomodation was, without fail perfectly matched to our budget and in all cases exceeded our expectation.

Our trip has so many highlights, however, two need special mention, our first night at Namibgrens Guest Farm with their quirky accomodation and friendliness and Fishermans Guesthouse for their kind hospitality and a truly delicious meal. We come away from Namibia with such a positive impression of the place and its people. All our hosts, staff and the public have been helpful and fun to deal with. It is difficult to imagine an improvement to what has been a wonderful Namibian adventure.

To Lize, Cindy and Kimkim, thank you again,
Peter, Wendy, Jon and Jan Lorentz.

Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Oct 05, 2022

Hi Peter, Wendy, Jon and Jan,
Thank you so, so much for the beautiful review and amazing feedback.
Namibia is an amazing country, and I am happy that your holiday was special.
I hope to hear from you again in the near future when you decide to return to Southern Africa.
Take care and keep well.
Best Wishes, Lize

Flawlessy Executed Trip to Namibia and South Africa
Namibia | Aug 15 - Aug 31, 2022

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Nick R.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022
We just returned from one of the best trips of our life. An amazing trip plan was put together by Lize and team to navigate us through 3 weeks of Safari, wildlife viewing, amazing accomidation and so much more. I had been working with Lize for the better part of a year initially to get this trip planned and everything went off without a hitch. Truly thankful for this expirence and the people that all made it happen. Would not hesitate to use again or reccomend this service to any of our... Read more

We just returned from one of the best trips of our life. An amazing trip plan was put together by Lize and team to navigate us through 3 weeks of Safari, wildlife viewing, amazing accomidation and so much more. I had been working with Lize for the better part of a year initially to get this trip planned and everything went off without a hitch. Truly thankful for this expirence and the people that all made it happen. Would not hesitate to use again or reccomend this service to any of our friends. Thanks again for everything!

Hotel Reviews
The Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Cape Town
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Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Windhoek
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Sesriem
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Strand Hotel Swakopmund
Swakopmund
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Mowani Mountain Camp
Damaraland
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Etosha Oberland Lodge
Okaukuejo
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Naankuse Lodge
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Local specialist: Lize Enderstein
Lize
Lize Enderstein
Local specialist in South Africa | Replied on Sep 12, 2022

Hi Nick,
Thank you for a wonderful review and amazing feedback of your trip to South Africa and Namibia.
I am delighted to hear that you loved all accommodations and the trip was one of the best of your life!! Just amazing.
I hope to hear from you again in the near future should you wish to return to the beautiful Southern Africa, or experience the exceptional East Africa.
Take care and best wishes, Lize

We had an amazing trip in Namibia.
Namibia | Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2022

Scott
Scott W.
Fayetteville, TX | Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022
We had an amazing trip in Namibia. Everything was set up and scheduled perfectly. They went above and beyond in so many ways. A good example is scheduling dinner to be placed in our rooms when we were running too late to catch dinner at the restaurant.
We highly recommend them and Carlos was thorough, personable and incredibly responsive. I wish we had scheduled our trip longer, a week is not long enough to enjoy this gorgeous diverse country.
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We had an amazing trip in Namibia. Everything was set up and scheduled perfectly. They went above and beyond in so many ways. A good example is scheduling dinner to be placed in our rooms when we were running too late to catch dinner at the restaurant.
We highly recommend them and Carlos was thorough, personable and incredibly responsive. I wish we had scheduled our trip longer, a week is not long enough to enjoy this gorgeous diverse country.

Hotel Reviews
Desert Quiver Camp
Sossusvlei, Sesriem
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Swakopmund Luxury Suites
Swakopmund
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Taleni Etosha Village
Outjo
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel
Windhoek
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Western Cape, South Africa | Replied on Aug 12, 2022

Hi Scott,
Thank you so much for your feedback.
I am delighted to hear that you had a great trip to Namibia and were looked after so well. Hope to see you back again in the near future and we will gladly assist.
Best wishes, Petru

The Perfect Mix of Adventure and Comfort
Namibia | Apr 30 - May 10, 2021

James
James S.
Ethiopia | Reviewed on May 17, 2021
As someone who usually prefers to make all of my own travel arrangements, I was hesitant to use Kimkim for my recent trip to Namibia. The Kimkim team and Petru in particular quickly proved that all of my biases against travel agencies were wrong. Petru was extremely knowledgeable about the lodges, parks and related travel information in Namibia, and was able to help me successfully navigate the difficulties of COVID-era travel. The lodgings and travel arrangements Petru selected were exactly... Read more

As someone who usually prefers to make all of my own travel arrangements, I was hesitant to use Kimkim for my recent trip to Namibia. The Kimkim team and Petru in particular quickly proved that all of my biases against travel agencies were wrong. Petru was extremely knowledgeable about the lodges, parks and related travel information in Namibia, and was able to help me successfully navigate the difficulties of COVID-era travel. The lodgings and travel arrangements Petru selected were exactly what I requested, a perfect mix of luxury and adventure. Transfers to and from the airport in Namibia were seamless, and the team on the ground in Namibia was also extremely helpful. Whether you are a family looking for a luxury safari or a single traveler looking to get off the beaten path, Petru and the Kimkim team will find the itinerary for you.

Local specialist: Petru van Zyl
Petru
Petru van Zyl
Local specialist in Western Cape, South Africa | Replied on May 19, 2021

Dear James
Thank you kindly for your positive feedback, very much appreciated.
I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Namibia.
Hope to hear from you again in the near future.
Keep well.
Best wishes, Petru van Zyl

Northern Namibia Tour
Namibia | Nov 4 - Nov 14, 2018

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Wayne J.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Feb 17, 2019
A big thank you to the KimKim team for the planning, organisation and great communication that went into making our 5 weeks in Namibia a truly memorable trip. From the first contact, throughout our requests for changes and alternate itineraries, nothing seemed like it was too much trouble for Tara and Deborah. Everything around our self drive Safari/Tour was exceedingly well planned and co-ordinated with a perfectly suited vehicle, that was ideal for the conditions and well equipped. Their... Read more

A big thank you to the KimKim team for the planning, organisation and great communication that went into making our 5 weeks in Namibia a truly memorable trip. From the first contact, throughout our requests for changes and alternate itineraries, nothing seemed like it was too much trouble for Tara and Deborah.

Everything around our self drive Safari/Tour was exceedingly well planned and co-ordinated with a perfectly suited vehicle, that was ideal for the conditions and well equipped. Their local representatives were both very friendly, helpful and informative, which added to the overall sense of confidence in the planning and the enjoyment of the tour.

Local specialist: Deborah Smook
Deborah
Deborah Smook
Local specialist in Cape Town | Replied on Feb 28, 2019

Hello Wayne

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really do appreciate it and we are so happy you enjoyed your trip. I'm thinking back about your trip now and itching to do the same trip myself. We will hopefully be going to Namibia as a family in June.

Whenever you feel like coming back or exploring other parts of Africa, give us a shout and we will happily assist again.

All the best!

Deborah & Tara