Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Reviews of Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Good(89%) From 89 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 89 of our travellers who have visited Ndhovu Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs L from Paris
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Simple but friendly tent camp right on the Okavango river at the beginning of the delta. Great nature sounds: hippos, elephants and birds. This place has the atmosphere of a typical owner-run camp, with communal dining and good talks among guests.

Good sunset boat trip among hippos and easy 15 minute drive to nearby Mahango NP.

I wish I had taken my camera to bed with me, which I use to record video and sounds. The morning and evening sounds while lying in the tent are extraordinary!

Bring ear plugs, but value these sounds. We did not hear them like this again on our trip. It was too cold and I was too lazy to get up for my sound recording!

Wonderful, varied conversation around table and on deck morning and evening. Tent 9.

Driving into the camp on the dirt road, the village, villagers, kids playing, families collecting water, the churches ... morning views from the tent of the elephants across the channel and peaks at the hippos and the crocs.

Jost, Monica and Johannes were very active with the guests.

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Family K - London
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

We stopped here over night between Mahango park (which was worth the visit) and heading into the Caprivi strip.

The camp is in a nice location. We watched elephants crossing the river and saw buffalo on the other bank, as well as a variety of birds around the camp.

The tents and toilet blocks are fairly basic, and whist having a separate toilet area is not ideal in the winter it does have its advantages!

The central lounge and dining area is spacious, well stocked with books and relevant literature and the stand in management very well informed.

The food was good.

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Amigos de Espana
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

We enjoyed this Lodge. But I can see that not everyone might. It is "old fashioned" in a "Out of Africa " sort of way. For us it was really memorable. The lodge is cut of for months by the rising river, and you are poled out to it in a punt. You then are really cut off from the world, but can sit on the verandah with access to wifi

You eat at one big table, with the manager and his wife as hosts. With the small numbers they deal with, this worked well

And..a hippo came in after dark each night and drank from their swimming pool. Both game trips were good

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Mr M & Ms H - 5th visit to Namibia
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

First rate lodge, and excellent place to stay.

The river cruise was very good and the guide knowledgeable, a good introduction to Caprivi wildlife. The food and hospitality were first class. A very nice place to stay after 6 nights camping.

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Good place under canvas

We had a chance to relax here and took only one game drive, but it was excellent value for money being a lengthy and very rewarding drive with a great guide.

Good atmosphere in the evenings around the communal dining table. Good gift shop too.

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Mr M and friends - Portugal
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

very nice "family" dinners. Amazing location

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Ms G - Ireland
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Johann and Monica are enthusiastic hosts in Ndhovu with Johann clearly passionate about what he does and can offer. tents are bit on basic side and could be updated, bathrooms could be more private.

it was particularly cold while we were there and electric blankets would have been a welcome addition.

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Mrs E & family - Netherlands
Arrived on: 24-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Great place to stay. Very pleasant people. Had long and interesting discussions with the manager, who took the time telling us about life in Namibia and Botswana, the people and the animals. We felt very welcome.

We could just take some rods and fish from the deck of one of the boats. Hippos were very close to the lodge, very loud during the night. Beautiful sight from the deck. Very comfortable tents.

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Mr T & Ms S - Germany
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

The location of the Ndhovu Safari Lodge is great. We woke up in the morning and in front of our tent, we had hippos swimming in the river. We took our breakfast on the terrace at the edge of the river, with the sun rising slowly and the hippos still swimming. What a beautiful morning! The tasteful three course dinner was served on a long table where the owner sat and ate with the guests. It was a good opportunity to learn about the region.
We booked an evening river cruise with them and the local guide was good at finding animals and giving some explanations.
After I paid the bill, I unfortunately forgot my credit card there. The management succeeded in contacting us in our next lodge 200 Km from there and organized my card to be forwarded. That's service!

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Mr R & Mrs B - Portugal
Arrived on: 1-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nunda Lodge

This was a last minute booking as the lodge we were originally booked into was flooded but we were made to feel very welcome.

The bungalow was lovely witha pretty private garden and overlooking the river. Food was excellent and the owners were welcoming and helpful.

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