Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 74 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 74 of our travellers who have visited Muchenje Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs T from Surrey
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

We were collected from the airport on time and by a friendly man who started the safari experience with his knowledge and stopping as we spotted different animals.

The lodge was very friendly, extremely clean and very well managed. In deed we felt that we had left our friends behind when we left. The food was excellent. All the safari experiences were well managed, with knowledgeable guides who enjoyed sharing their facts and tales.

Our room was superb clean, comfortable, quiet.

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Mr & Mrs V from Jersey
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Great Location, friendly Managers and staff, great food.

Best game viewing of the three locations we stayed at.

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Ms. S - London
Arrived on: 27-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge - a great place to stay

We were there Dec 3-7, after the rains had started and many of the animals had disappeared into the bush. We did catch our share of lions, giraffe, zebras, one big buffalo herd, zillions of hippos and terrific bird life. Not at all disappointed.

The lodge is in very good shape. New managers, Robert and Joy, moved in less than two months ago and are busy refurbishing the place - new furniture, new bedding and a lot of work on the grounds and facilities. I remember reading somewhere that Muchenje was looking a little tired, but that's definitely not the case now.

The staff are a really nice group - deputy manager JJ, chief guide Nicko and a bunch of younger people. The place is beautifully designed and located in a spectacular setting overlooking the Chobe river. The Chinese have been busy upgrading the main road along Chobe park, so it's very quick to get to Muchenje from Kasane airport.

As far as we're concerned, it was a great choice.

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Ms C from Orkney
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari at Muchenje

The whole experience at Muchenje Lodge and Chobe was excellent. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable and the game drives were wonderful.

The view from the Lodge itself is amazing, down across the river where you could see zebra, waterbuck, impala and sometimes elephant and buffalo. On the game drives we saw lots of elephant, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, warthog, kudu, baboon and waterbuck. We were also very lucky to see hyaena, jackal, lion and leopard and about 150 different species of bird.

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Mr & Mrs S - Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Loved it here, warm welcome and very well looked after by Joy and Rob. Plenty of great activities on offer with great guides. rooms clean and lovely, food excellent, all staff members we had contact with were friendly and good at their respective jobs. The free laundry service was much appreciated too.

Meals are taken at large tables with Rob and Joy joining all the guests to eat. Their attitudes and characters made this work very well, which hadn't been our experience at some of the other lodges where meals were served at large tables. We were very sorry to have to leave - would have happily stayed for weeks!!

We got stuck in the driveway leading to the lodge because the sand is too deep for a 2WD to safely negotiate. If anyone is arriving in a 2WD the lodge is happy to collect them from a suitable location outside the lodge.

We were due to have our hire car collected from here on our second day, and we had been told by Expert Africa to make sure that the car hire company looked over the car and signed the form for us to keep that stated the car was given back in good order. We were therefore concerned when Budget didn't arrive to collect the car on the pre-arranged day, and even more concerned when they still hadn't turned up when we were due to leave! However, Joy completely put our minds at rest by reassuring us that when they came to collect the car she wouldn't turn over the keys to them without them signing the form first!

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The W Group - Berkshire
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

The lodge has a lovely panoramic view which had grazing herds of game as far a the eye could see! The new managers were extremely friendly and helpful, and engendered a house guest feeling. Everyone sits at large tables and chats about their day.

The drive along the plain by the river is stunning and was a revelation as we had not expected much from Chobe. The hillside is indeed bone dry at this time of the year but this concentrates game along the river.

The combined day trip of drive and boat trip is well worth doing. We bobbed quietly in our small boat as a large herd of elephant with young swam across the river in front of us, trunks aloft - magic!

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Mr R & Mrs M & Mr A & Ms P - West Sussex
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

This was a very interesting but at times a rather intense experience.

The boat trip was particularly good and it was nice to have the option of a night safari. (I imagine that this coulld have been a superb option in Etosha) Our guide was not as good as others, some of the trips were a bit rough due to rough tracks and the way they were driven. On occasions the guide was too quick to move on and often drove off without checking that everyone had finished photographing etc.

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Family L from Sevenoaks
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Best overall experience during our trip - everything was included - including all game drives, lunches, drinks, etc.. Guides were excellent & did everything to find game - morning, afternoon & night! The full day game drive & river cruise was outstanding - they knew exactly where to find the wildlife - getting very close to lions, hippos & elephants but taking care to keep us feeling safe at all times.

Location is superb overlooking the river from all rooms which were very good - especially the honeymoon suite.

Full marks to Kathy & Rod for running a superb operation & dealing with a wide variety of guests

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The Lapini Ensemble
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

A great place, we really enjoyed both our stay and the activities.

Everyobne was very friendly & helpful as well as knowledgeable.

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Mr & Mrs H from Lancs
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Not quite as personal as the Ker and Downey lodges or our lodges in Zambia last year.

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