Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Introduction to Botswana at Muchenje
Very friendly but professionally run camp.
Good basic plain food.
Very knowledgeable guides
Muchenje Safari Lodge review
We have visited previously and were happy to return. Despite being full on this occasion (it seems to be becoming increasingly popular) the lodge still maintains its ability to be informal with guests mixing freely in the public areas and exchanging experiences. The big plus point is the management's efforts to provide flexibility in the daily events and they will arrange events to suit the specific needs of their customers.
If there is a negative it is that the location means that for the trips into the Chobe park area it is necessary to make a road journey (variable length 10 -30 mins), however the Lodge's location at the western end of the sector is far better than to be in the Kasane sector where the masses of vehicles from the large hotels in that area reduce the sense of "being in the wild".
The Lodge has a fine view being on the top of an escarpment. The rooms are a bit cramped compared with some other locations but still contain all that is required and to a good standard.
Very different to Moremi and Savute safari. Much less remote (mains power and water, Tarmac road most of the way.
No longer owner managed (may have changed its feel) but wonderfully comfortable, good staff and great views. Food good.
Takes about 30min to reach game drives (although some animals within grounds such as zebra. Night drive limited but bushbaby seen. Some went on a walking safari but we didn't have time.
River trip and return safari amazing. Would strongly recommend to those only taking a 1 centre trip as scenes and wildlife amazing - big 4 plus everything else you could wish to see except cheetah. (No rhinos here).
Muchenje appears much more relaxed than Chobe safari lodge (although new lodge in Namibia looks wonderful.
Worth going for the vista from the rooms and sunsets alone.
In wet season guides (again first class) say that game is difficult to see. Also place where elephants are killed by lions - not for those who are squeamish - we saw 2 very young elephants killed.
Picnic with the elephants on the Chobe River
Lovely lodge in a great location. Management staff really friendly mixing with guests.
Guides very knowlegdeable again eating with guests made very interesting meal times.
Loads of game, lions,elephant, kudu, sable etc. great all day safari including lunch on the Chobe River watching loads of elephants along the shore.
Beds really clean and comfy although we didn't seem to spend much time in them!