Nxamaseri Lodge

Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 40 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 40 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.
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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Mr & Mrs B from Beds
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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What a place to see Carmine Bee-eaters

Recently run now by managers for owners - nice couple.

Accom strange at first all open fronted but you get used to it. Boat trips as required by us with Small both mokoro and small boat. Ten S Africans in a group were other guests and keen birdwatchers/fishermen.

6 of us went to see the carmine-bee-eaters at the Red Cliffs took around 1hour each way by boat but well worth the trip.

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Mr M - Lancaster
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Remote and unique location.

Not the easiest place to get to. A mix up over the pick-up proved problematic. It would perhaps be better if the entrance was signposted, and some method of contact available in emergency. [ perhaps at the village?]

I would put a note of caution to travelling novices, had we not been to Africa before this could have turned into a very difficult day.

Having said that, the journey is well worth it. The location is unique, the activities varied. Although the lodge is primarily geared towards fishing, the birdwatching is very good, while night boat trips were interesting.

The atmospehere was very friendly and relaxed with good food.

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