Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Reviews of Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Good(89%) From 84 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 84 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 K - Channel Islands
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Messing about in boats 3

When you drive into this camp it is difficult to gauge what to expect but once you have met the staff and been shown around you quickly realise that this is a great placew to relax and I would recommend staying in the house boat on the river, looks a bit rickerty but it was the best nights sleep i have had in a long while.

The river cruise is pretty basic and you make of it what you can - we had a great evening. The food here is excellent and the wine even better still.

A great stop off next to an excellent NP - Mahango is small but is full of game and birdlife and deserves at least a day to see the best of it.

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Mr. & Mrs R from Alford, Lincs
Arrived on: 18-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent location on riverbank

Whilst the location of the tents were excellent, we believe that they are rather dated now and therefore can no longer be classed as luxury as described in their brochure.

However any shortfall in expectations were compensated by the riverside location and "nightly grunting" from nearby hippo's.

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The T family - Clackmannanshire
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Monica and Johann (not sure about spelling) were hosting us here while the owners were away on a break. The location immediately on the river offered us views across the river of hippos and elephants and, early in the morning, water buffalos. We went on the evening boat trip (N$165 pp) and this was excellent. We saw more hippos, crocodiles, elephants, monkeys and a wide range of birds. We also had a water monitor at the foot of the bank immediatley below our room.

The rooms here are more basic - based on a tent construction -, and we could achieve no more that a small flow of water in our shower.

Interestingly, food is served at a common table - meal times being 8 for both breakfast and dinner.

There is a swimming pool which was clean, although had a tendancy to get leaves in it quickly from the nearby trees.

This place seemed much more personal and at home than most other places we visited.

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Mr M & Mr C - Switzerland
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Mr & Mrs T - Ireland
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great views of hippos at Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Very helpful staff. Breakfast was early and dinner late, there were drinks available during the day but no food at all not even to buy.

We were in a sedan car and it was not suitable to use for the game drive so we paid for a game drive which was very good.

Loved the sparkling wine I was given by the lodge for my birthday!

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Mr P & Mrs SP - Holland
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

We spent two nights at Ndhovu and we loved it.

The hippos passing our tent at night, the friendly staff and the excellent food (do order the pizza when you're there) made our stay quite memorable.

As keen birdwatchers we enjoyed both the gardens and the proximity to Mahango Park - it is a superb location.

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The B family from Bristol
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
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very very friendly

A contender for the friendliest place I have ever stayed

Chris the manager was an amazing host always on hand, the setting was superb even though the Hippos tended to wake you in the middle of the night with the noise, food fantastic, I would recommend this place to anybody

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Ms S & Ms H - Norwood
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Fun with the Hippos!

Loved the tent's location by the river, the privacy provided and the view.

Dark walk to the main hut and accompanying hippo noise and stories made this a little scary on first night. Camp manager Chris initially seemed very laid back, but possibly shy. However, became more attentive and was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

Food in the camp was very good and the boat trip was excellent.

Took the game drive around nearby park and then returned in our own vehicle.

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Mr & Mrs S from Norfolk
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Fantastic lodge on the river.

Really great to hear the hippos at night and see them by day.

Michael was a great guide who took us to his home in the village and also to the village school where the kindergarten children entertained us.

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Mr & Mrs L from Sheffield
Arrived on: 14-Apr-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

After arriving by boat, unexpectedly - due to flooding, and departing similarly, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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