Hakusembe Lodge

Reviews of Hakusembe Lodge

Good(84%) From 52 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 52 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 & Mr W - Dorset
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely Grounds and Beautiful Setting

Recently changed hands and benefitting from the subsequent refurbishment (which still needs refining). The surrounding gardens and view across to Angola are beautiful.

Service in the restaurant was lovely, but the room was a bit cavernous! The sundowner and morning nature boat trip were both well-informed and worthwhile. The track leading to Hakusembe was a bit of a challenge as it had recently rained!

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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On the river at Hakusembe

The four of us shared a lovely house here with 2 bedrooms, lounge and large dining table. We had a lovely outlook over the river. The staff were exceptional here and a pleasure to be with. Our guide on the river trips was great. Mathias was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the area and fun to be with.

The high spot was the cultural dancing we had asked for. The group were internationally renowned and the manager said we were very lucky they were free to sing and dance for us. The staff at Hakusembe Lodge enjoyed it as much as we did and some of them came back on their day off to see the group. The lodge paid part of the cost as the whole dining room enjoyed the show free of charge! We felt it had been worth every penny.

We were sorry to leave here and to leave the exceptionally charming fun staff.

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Mr and Mrs W from Lanarkshire
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

There had been 1 day of heavy rain and the approach road was quite interesting for a 2 wheel drive.

Big puddles and the new tracks around the puddles had seen some heavy traffic since the rain.

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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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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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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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Food:
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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
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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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Food:
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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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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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