Lianshulu Lodge

Reviews of Lianshulu Lodge

Good(88%) From 35 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Lianshulu Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms S & Ms H - Norwood
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic location

What an amazing location and a very relaxing and luxurious stopover.

The staff were very attentive, rooms fabulous, and the food was also very good. Sitting around the fire on the deck after dinner listening to the sounds from the river was great.

Took the boat trip which was very enjoyable and informative.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 30-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
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Activities:
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Lianshulu Lodge review

Great location and room. The only activity we were offered was a total 'rip off' and disappointing.

The guide seemed more interested in arranging an activity for another group for the following morning! We did not ask the price as we assumed a river trip would be similar throughout our travels but was at least six times that we had previously paid. We feel that Expert Africa should warn other guests of this matter.

The evening meal was at best warm. Thankfully no activity was on offer the following morning as we would hate to think what the price was!

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Expert Africa comments

We are sorry that we didn’t flag up the high cost of Lianshulu’s activities to these travellers before they visited this lodge. Whilst it’s always best to double-check the cost of extras on the ground – we should have drawn their attention to the relatively high costs of activities at Lianshulu. Hence we’ve added a note on the lodge write-up to this effect.

Wilderness Safaris, who own Lianshulu Lodge, commented that since these guests stayed at the lodge, new managers have taken over. They have changed the way that the lodge is run, aiming to give all guests more equal attention, so that individuals aren’t marginalised when groups are around. They also now only served plated hot food, rather than warm buffets.

For 2011, Wilderness has decreased the activity rates at Lianshulu by at least 25%, to try to make these better value for money. They have also apologised that the service, food and activities did not live up to expectations.

Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 18-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
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Lianshulu Lodge review

Another memorable stopover.

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Mr & Mrs A from Hants
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Best lodge in Caprivi Strip

An exceptionally well run luxury camp without going as far as becoming a spa resort. We were given the 'honeymoon suite' (was it booked by Expert Africa?), but which had twin beds!! The manageress was really switched on, but found time to be sociable with guests. She was obviously a fan of Chris and hinted she would like a copy of his Guide to Namibia.

Resident croc in river under decking. Elephant and hippo in camp at night. Good activities ~ the only place other than Etosha where we saw lions.

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Mr & Mrs P - Belgium
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Very nice place to be in Caprivi

Excellent on all the points. Preferabily use the speedboat to look for the game. Very good guides. Lovely Mudumu park.

Previously, we went to Lizauli traditional village; totally disappointing : not to recommand.

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Mr & Mrs K from Bury
Arrived on: 2-May-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
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Lianshulu Lodge review

This was the least pleasant of our lodges. It was a little impersonal compared to the other lodges we had been to. We also felt that we were being pressured into taking the game drives and river cruises.

By the time we got here we had taken many cruises and game drives so had an idea what sort of price to expect to pay but were shocked to find that Lianhulu charged on average at least FIVE times what everybody else charged.

The lodge was beautiful and the food was good.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 21-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Excellent
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Lianshulu Lodge review

Returned after a period of eleven years and did not recognise the place. Vastly improved with a very impressive main lodge area and the individual chalets to a very high standard. The staff and food were excellent .

The evening boat ride and game drive were well guided , but the viewing was dissapointing and the price of both was far higher than at Ndhovu and later in our trip at Mazambala so if you are not on an all inclusive rate be aware.

The Camp staff were prompt and efficient in sorting out the border formalities both going and coming back from our transfer to Botswana. which was great fun by speed boat. Another unprompted car wash which was great as the amount of insect life that had died on the front of the car and windscreen was enormous.

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Lianshulu Lodge review

Fine location on river but not a lot to see while we were there from our deck or from the viewing platform .

Drives and river trips with excellent guides made up for this but NB Mudumu NP is nowhere near as big as Etosha so if you are there for three days you tend to cover the same ground more than once. No provision for self-drive game viewing (cf Mahango)

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Mr J & Mrs L Caprivi
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent
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Lianshulu Lodge review

Everything you could possibly wish for. The attention to detail was quite remarkable.

The staff were all very helpful and worked hard to ensure that we had a great time.

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Mr & Mrs Hyena - West Midlands
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Excellent
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Location:
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Service:
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Food:
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Excellent drives, service, accom. and food

While we enjoyed Lianshulu it did not match Lagoon and the quality some guides was not as good either (no one's pesonal fault and no names)

In retrospect it was more like a rest after the non-stop excitement in Botswana. I think we stayed a day too long.

Although you can go on the river, frankly river cruises can be boring when you see the same things repeatedly. This is subjective because we appreciate the lots of people are seeing them for the first time.

Our drives were however very good indeed - one morning saw us ticking the most species of bird and animal seen in a single outing! And we found the largest spider I have ever seen!!! (A real highlight for Tony that one)

Service food and room were excellent.

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