Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 70 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 70 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.
Dr & Mrs L - Lyndhurst
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

We thoroughly enjoyed Muchenje which provided a different environment to Jaci's and our room had magnificent views over The Chobe river.The multitude of Hippos both on land and in the water were spectacular.We also managed to see large numbers of giraffe zebra and elephants and the lovely little Warthogs. We saw lions twice but had to leave them too quickly because the park closed at 19.00 hrs. We feel that it should remain open for a further hour like camps in SA. We felt the food left room for improvement.

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Mr.W & Ms.M from Seattle
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Not the same standard as the rest of our trip

We only spent one night here, so maybe if we'd spent more time we would have gotten to like Muchenje more. But, we were not that impressed overall.

The camp is on a bluff overlooking a river, which gives you amazing views from both your individual cabin and the common area. When binoculars the game viewing is amazing from the lodge itself! The common area was very airy and attractively decorated. The rooms were pretty basic. They were small, and had poor airflow which was unpleasant on the hot days that we were there.

The food was not good. My wife is a vegetarian, and the camp knew this prior to our arrival, but didn't provide any vegetarian options besides the side dishes.

We ddin't see much on the game drives, but some of the other guests reported spectacular elephant sightings. So, perhaps had we stayed longer or had better luck with our drives we would have enjoyed it more.

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

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Mr M from London
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Comfortable, nicely decorated if slightly cramped, rooms. Friendly. No mosquitos!

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Mr & Mrs S from Kent
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

The grading below [Ed: to the right on this page!] I find difficult to honestly answer. Here are my comments: We liked this Lodge a lot. The location is stunning, the view amazing.

The only problem was the size of the main chalet room. There was almost no room to unpack (which I usually like to do at each Lodge). Part of the problem was that two large arm chairs took up a good deal of the floor space, and also cushions from the bed were stored on the floor too, so there was only just room for our cases. The cupboard space was very restricted.

In the bathroom, which was nice, and roomy, the taps did not quite reach over the basin, so there was generally spillage onto the surface. As a result of the cramped space my huband probably left behind rather a vital part of his luggage (a bag containing half his holiday pills!) but later on Grant hleped us buy replacements, and on a Sunday, too.

The only other point was that we had several different guides. Altho we have nothing against this is principle, later in the holiday we realised it is really nice to establish a relationship with just one or two guides, and then they know what you have already been told.

The wildlife experience was superb - leopard, lioness with cubs, wild dog kill, elephants swimming, etc.

PS I would not want these comments to put off other travellers, but they might be useful to the admin.

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The T family from Peterborough
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A fantastic setting with a wealth of wildlife

The accomodation and location were excellent - the views over the floodplain were stunning, with more animals than you could count.

Whereas our experiences in the Delta were more about tracking and the reward of finding the animals, here at Muchenje the animals were just there, in front of you, wherever you went! Muchenje was an excellent choice as the final camp on our trip.

The all-day safari including the boat trip was a fantastic experience, and JJ's explanations during a game drive made the place come alive. The only thing that would have made the trip better would have been having a single guide for all our activities, enabling us to build up the same kind of rapport as we had with our guides in the Delta camps.

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Mr & Mrs T - Ireland
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Stunning views at Muchenje Safari Lodge

The activities were great, the guides were very good.

The managers were a little too regimented wanting us to eat lunch and then go on a game drive before seeing our rooms. We were allowed to go to our rooms, first when several of us who arrived at the same time, insisted.

The lodge and the views were very good.

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The B family from Bristol
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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words cannot discribe this lodge

Just when we thought we had stayed at the most friendly camp on our trip (Ndhovu) along comes another contender in Muchenji, we could hardly believe we had stayed in such a wonderful place with such beautiful views, fantastic rooms and very friendly hosts, such a joy.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Another fantastic lodge. Very friendly and helpful managers and owner Matt.

Highly recommended and we would love to go back.

Matt was great in helping to sort out a major return issue with the Budget hire car!

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Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 20-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Again what more can one ask for.

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