Sandibe Safari Lodge

Reviews of Sandibe Safari Lodge

Excellent(93%) From 57 travellers
Excellent
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 57 of our travellers who have visited Sandibe Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs Python from Kent
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
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Rooms:
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Service:
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6 sitings of leopards - great start!

A lovely lodge but more importantly great staff who made our stay a thoroughly enjoyable one. We were given our own valet who saw to our every need - what a luxury to be spoilt in this way.

There's nothing like being thrown in the deep end when out in the bush and this camp had many surprises. We were entertained and surrounded by wildlife: bats, baboons, vervet monkeys!

Game viewing was excellent - we saw 6 leopards in one day, 3 of which were a mother and her 2 cubs. How adorable!

Food was an excellent standard, I'm sure this was where all the pounds stated to pile on!!! Beautiful setting for all our meals too. A great start to our 3-centre stay in Botswana.

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Mr S - York
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Great game viewing at Sandibe

The game was plentiful and our guide, Katembo, was excellent.

The rooms were nice but very dark.

In the dining area in the day time there was a big problem with Vervet monkeys, stealing food and being quite aggressive.

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Miss R - Kent
Arrived on: 7-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
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Activities:
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Again a really frienly welcome to the drowned rat that arrived. Very heavy rainfall at Sandibe that day!

Food could have been better and was a bit hit and miss. guides were excellent.

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Mr & Mrs G - Norfolk
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Poor
Poor
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Lodge itself seemed tired but staff did their best to help

Situation not helped by a south african guide stepping in and literally ruining everyone's day so had to switch guides - his behaviour was completely unacceptable not least to our guide and tracker.

Food was pretty bad but we had been spoilt elsewhere.

Would rather have gone elsewhere.

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Dr D - Berkshire
Arrived on: 13-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Activities:
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The location and camp itself were marvellous but there wasn't the same personal attention or information given or facilitation of socialising with all the rest of the guests as at other camps which was a pity. It was generally less friendly and relaxed in the camp.

However the wildlife viewing was very good. As the driving generally was less vigorously off-road than at Lagoon the animals seemed a bit less easily scared by the vehicles.

The electric boat trip we went on was very dull and restricted and I would have opted out of it if I had known more in advance. Apparently mokoro trips were in theory available but had been pre-booked by other groups.

Seeing elephants baboons and vervet monkeys in camp was very special.

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Mr & Mrs L - Wilts
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Wonderful time

Fantastic time, wonderful accomodation and friendly, helpful staff.

Guides were excellent on our game drive and went to considerable lengths to ensure we saw a large amount of wildlife.

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Mr & Mrs F - Louth
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Activities:
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What a fantastic camp, very impressed

This was the first sarari camp we had experienced and therefore had no other facilities to judge it by.

Having arrived after a long trip the welcome was superb from the people to the facilities and getting straight out on a game drive. The evening meal sat outside was most enjoyable.

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