Hakusembe Lodge

Reviews of Hakusembe Lodge

Good(83%) From 49 travellers
Excellent
16
Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 49 of our travellers who have visited Hakusembe Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

This was OK, quite large and lots of guests.

We arrived late afternoon, and had trouble finding anyone in reception, eventually the gardener found someone ,we went through the entrance gate where there had been welcome drinks,but lots of used empty glasses, but none left for us! After declining in the bridal suite on the boat ,the found another room which the clearly haven't intended to use, it was made up, but we found later there was no drinking water, of insect spray.

However the dining room was very large and rather warm, the food was a buffet, but to be fair the food was very tasty.

We didn't do anything other than stroll round the grounds, so can't comment on activities.

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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Lovely place for a one night stopover

A lovely place to stay for one night. The staff were very helpful and happy.

We had coffee delivered to our room in the morning - an unexpected pleasure.

Good boat trip.

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Mr d. from London
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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perfect location

Fabulous location by the side of the Okavungo river.

No activities, but great food and service

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Mrs S. from Maldon
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Lovely outlook over Angola

We were only here for one night on our way up the Caprivi but still managed to do the 'sunset cruise'. This was most enjoyable.

The room was lovely but the room where we had our meal lacked any ambience and the food was not very inspiring. We were also disappointed that we were charged for coffee after our meal and that some of the liqueurs offered on the drinks menu were not actually available.

The swimming pool was not useable.

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Family G - northern Namibia trip
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Location:
Excellent
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Hakusembe is delightful

This was a perfect camp to come to after the three days at Nhoma - it felt very luxurious!.

The rooms were great and sitting on the deck overlooking the Okavango River at sunset was perfect. Staff all good.

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Family S from Leeds
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great rooms and location

After the long drive from Nhoma, the really lovely airconditioned rooms and facilities here as well as great terrace over the river were so welcome.

We all thought it was a great stopover....a real chill out place.

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Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Hakusembe Lodge review

A very attractive lodge with beautiful views over the river.

Buffet dinner was very good in the very new main building. It also has a big, well stocked bar.

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Mr & Mrs G from London
Arrived on: 24-May-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Location:
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Nice lodge on the Kavango River

Excellent lodge for an overnight stop on the way to Caprivi. Nice views of the river and simple but excellent food.

The drive from the main road to the lodge was a bit tricky, the main track was flooded and we had to ring the lodge to send someone out to guide us along an alternative route.

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Mr & Mrs C - Wokingham
Arrived on: 27-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Food:
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Hakusembe Lodge review

To reach this lodge you have to drive a long way on a dirt road which has several forks, lots of mud and at one stage was completely flooded for about 100m. There were no signs to say which way to go to get around the mud and the flood. When we left, were advised not to take detours around the flood/mud but I was so doubtful that I asked for a guide to show us the best way to get out - he was so used to the poor state of the road that he detoured around the flood - I can only imagine that they have become used to it, and assume that every customer knows how to get there despite the lack of any signs.

We were booked for B&B but it was fairly impractical to find an evening meal anywhere else. Thankfully they do a (chargeable) evening meal which was unexpected and welcome. The room was fine, and the evening meal (buffet) was good. But the service at breakfast was very poor.

As an overnight journey-breaker it was just about adequate but if theres an alternative I'd advise against going there - unless they at least sort out the dirt track and soem signs.

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 6-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
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Location:
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Rooms:
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Food:
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Great views of Angola across the river

We used Hakusembe for one night in transit from Caprivi to Etosha. It has been greatly enlarged with 15 new chalets which had just been opened only a few weeks before, making it much larger than most such camps with 22 chalets (compared with 7 chalets earlier).

Although this was the low season the occupancy seemed surprisingly high and the restaurant was still being enlarged to cope with the change of scale and was quite congested after our earlier experience in much smaller safari lodges. However the staff were very charming, our brand new chalet was well appointed and attractive and we had an enjoyable sundowner river trip on the Kavango River which the Lodge overlooks (the river forms the border with Angola).

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