Reviews of Hakusembe Lodge
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Smiling staff at Hakusembe
When we visited Hakusembe they still repairing the damage from the big floods this year and some facilites eg the bar and dining room were not yet reopened. Despite that the staff were amazingly friendly and cheerful and gave us excellent service. We loved the location on the banks of the Kavango and ate our dinner to the sounds of partying from the Angolan side - they were just about to have their election.
We liked our chalet which had a little veranda and views over the lawn to the river. The bathroom was fine but a bit dated.
Hakusembe Lodge review
Very friendly and probably the best food on our trip.
We had three niights there which was perhaps one too many because scope for activities is limited - no game drives.
Oasis by the River.
What a pretty camp and a great surprise. After a long dusty journey we arrived to a warm and jolly welcome from Eddy and Yvonne.
Our accommodation was a rondavel set in pretty gardens overlooking the river. The room had aircon. a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities and was very comfortable. There was a lovely swimming pool and a welcoming bar. We went on a sundowner champagne cruise with Louis and saw lots of birds and local people going about their daily tasks.
Some neighbours dropped in for a drink and it was interesting to hear about their lives before the chef cooked us excellent steaks on the braai. As we were interested in birds Louis took us for an early morning walk which was very productive. This is a delightful lodge and we could easily have stayed longer in its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Tropical paradise on the Kavango river.
After driving through Rundu we were concerned about this lodge, but were very pleasantly surprised at how lush and comfortable the accomdations were.
The sunset boat cruise was pleasant and allowed us to see beautiful birds and a gorgeous sunset as well as local villagers going about their everyday lives.
Hakusembe Lodge review
Used as an overnight stay on our drive from Etosha to the Caprivi strip, Hakusembe offered comfortable accomodation - the sunset cruíse offered is well worth the money.Read more about the whole trip
a good stopover
Sunset cruise is recomended, seeing the Kavango was interesting.Read more about the whole trip