Nxamaseri Lodge

Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge

Excellent(90%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 of our travellers who have visited Nxamaseri Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Five friends from Amsterdam
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful birds at Nxamaseri Lodge

A beautiful secluded spot for a restful visit to the Okavango Delta. Excellent guide for birding trips on the water - rich variety of the local bird life. Fantastic sunrises and sunsets!

The service was very personal. The chalets themselves gave a lot of privacy, but didn't have a proper front wall. You could solve this - if you didn't want to be brave at night - by pulling down a transparent tent canvas.

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Mr & Mrs A - London
Arrived on: 2-May-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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One of the highlights of our holiday

We visited Nxamaseri in May after unusually heavy floods and we thought the area was absolutely stunning. The boat transfer to the lodge is an amazing experience in itself through the most beautiful wetland area.

We thought the lodge itself had a lot of character and charm. The (relatively new) managers are a delightful South African couple who really looked after us well.

Our guide was very good on birds and we saw lots of species on our boatrips (with a bit of walking on dry land) even though this was not the best time of year for birds.

We'd love to go back and visit the lodge again at a different time of year.

Day trip to Tsodilo Hills - We really enjoyed this trip although a lot of of the rock art we saw had been damaged by human contact and therefore was a little disappointing. However a couple of times we did some rock scrambling to get up a bit higher and the condition of the pictures was much better once we got away from the most accessible areas.

Nevertheless we did think the trip was worthwhile to soak up the general ambience of the place and find out about its history. It took us about one and a half hours from Nxamaseri (including the initial boat transfer) and the lodge provided us with a very splendid picnic lunch which we ate on a table and chairs under the trees.

We also 'visited ' a San village near the hills. I felt a little doubtful about doing this but our guide said they welcomed visitors to sell their shell jewellery. I bought a couple of necklaces - we didn't look round the village, it wouldn't have been appropriate and I would not suggest visiting unless you're going to buy something.

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

our favourite lodge with Chobe. we had difficulty with meeting up as our mob phones would not work, so they didn't know when to expect us and blue 4wd turned out to be green.

lovely atmosphere, wonderful lady-Lisa running it (locum) and great to have own guide.L ove to return only comment would be poor breakfast - nothing cooked, we felt even boiled eggs would have been good. lunch and dinners excellent

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

Beautuful situation very helpful and knowledgable guide assigned to us for whole stay, but we did have trouble making contact at the road, their sign is tiny and mobil phone signal was nonexistant.They thought we should have rung the previous evening, but this wasnt clear in the briefing.In typical english way we were afraid to misjudge times and keep them waiting.

It was the only place wher strangly enough they didnt offer some sort of cooked breakfast, which was strange,because the rest of the food especially the lunch was delicious, It would have been nice to have something however simple especially when going on a boat trip at 7am.

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Mr D & Mrs L - Cumbria
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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a perfect place to relax.

Very much a place for peace and relaxation.

The car was left at the local village and we did not have any problems driving on the sand, as our vechicle was not a 4x4.

On arrival, Kat made us welcome and even laid on food as we had missed lunch. Rooms were different with the open view, insect spray and nets were provided.

Execellent place for fishing and bird watching.

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Mr F from Kent
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

Nxamaseri is a very relaxing place to stay. Add that to the great tiger fishing, bird life and our trip to The Tsodilo Hills and we had a superb time.

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Mr J & Mrs L Caprivi
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

What a stunning place, two days was simply not long enough to explore this fascinating area.

The personal touch and friendly atmosphere made us very sad to leave.

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The Caracal party from London
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful island lodge

Nxamaseri Lodge was wonderful and the new manager Cat is terrific, it was a total contrast to Kwando [Ed: this refers to Camp Kwando, their previous stop] and we again felt like welcome guests, even friends.

The birding and boat trips were excellent but don't expect any big game because it is right among the reeds and delightful for that.

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Mr. I - Combs
Arrived on: 8-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

Journey to the lodge made stressful. Instructions from Expert Africa to phone Lodge in the morning proved difficult and in fact we could not make contact until we reached border crossing where a most helpful Botswana official contacted them.

We had tried all day, from garages, other lodges , mobiles etc. adding at least an hour onto our journey. Sarah and Darren are new owners and said they had been in but I think it must have been problems with lines.

Better to arrange a time and place to meet at time of booking or just before departure.. and then contact ONLY if there is a problem.
However we enjoyed our stay. The food and company was excellent and the birds exceptional. The only comment would be it would be good to have a boat with a cover.. (this was also a problem at Ichingo and Camp Kwando when it rained ???? )

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Expert Africa comments

We very much appreciate these travellers’ comments and will certainly inform future travellers of an approximate meeting time. In the past we have spent time looking at the best possible way of making the arrangement for getting to Nxamaseri as efficient as possible. In general these work well however unfortunately in this instant, this was not the case - which is of no consolation to these travellers but is hopefully reassuring for those who plan to visit in the future.

Mr & Mrs K - Berks
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A rather unique experience for us

Rooms were more basic than we expected but the service and meals were very good and we very much enjoyed our stay.

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