Reviews of Mkulumadzi Lodge
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Amazing Lodge Superbly run Fantastic Food
This was the highlight of our trip.
The Managers were exceptional. This is the best run lodge we have ever been to. The continued attention to detail was fabulous.
The quality and presentation of the food was just amazing. The Chef produced a stream of wonderful meals. Service was faultless.
A perfect stay.
Mkulumadzi Lodge review
We had 3 very nice days here. There's the wonderful Shire River as the water feature, a variety of habitats to explore on land, a good variety of birds and wildlife and plenty to fill our days. Chris and his staff were fantastic.
The food was, unfortunately, the worst we have had in Africa. Their attempt at gourmet fell flat, and we were actually looking forward to the dry cereal every morning. Too bad, as it made an otherwise lovely stay memorable for the wrong reasons.
Mkulumadzi Lodge review
Mkulumadzi is a really stunning lodge.
My chalet had a great view of the river and it was nice to fall asleep at night to the sound of the river. The chalet uses solar power and has electrical outlets, a mini fridge, and an air conditioning system for the bed. The main lodge area was very nice and the camp staff and hosts were very friendly and accommodating.
The game is less dense than in other parks I've visited, but I still had a wide range of sightings including several animals and birds that were new sightings for me.
Only the food lets them down.
After two night's at lovely Thawale moved on to Mkulumadzi beautiful place Mark the host excellent, total luxury slight downside the food was pretty naff. Cannot understand why these upmarket lodges go out of there way to supply super posh nosh that basically is crap.
When in Africa after a hot day, with early starts etc you just want a hearty meal not unedible nouveau cuisine. Crispy lasange wings or what!
For that reason much preferred Thawale.
My wife and I went for a 6 night stay at Mkulumadzi. It rates as the best holiday we have ever had. The location is wonderful, the lodge being the prime site within the reserve and having its own concession with sole access. This makes it feel like you have the place to yourselves a lot of the time and are really seeing an unspoilt Africa.
The variety of game is excellent and we were consistently shown new sightings and areas, this is no drive around the same areas as everybody else and see semi-tame animals. We cannot recommend highly enough the walking safari options, taken with an excellent guide and a scout it give a completely different feel to the bush and sightings of any animals, particularly the big game, seeming to bring all your senses alive.
The accommodation is outstanding. The rooms are just as in the pictures on Expert Africa and are absolute top quality. Sleeping with the side open to the elements gave the place a feel somewhere between absolute luxury and a night under the stars, a perfect mix. The main lodge where meals are taken is another fabulous structure, open on all sides with a thatched roof. Breakfast was taken whilst watching the hippos/crocs/baboons/antelope take their morning drinks just metres away, and dinner (which was of the highest standard and presented beautifully) under the stars.
The service was always courteous, discrete, professional and very thoughtful.
In short, this place has everything I would want from a holiday and was a brilliant safari. It is run by Robin Pope and we will definitely be booking another RPS safari in the future.