Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
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.
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 ???? )
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.
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.Read more about the whole trip
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.
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.