Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Reviews of Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Good(89%) From 93 travellers
Excellent
49
Good
39
Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 93 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 & Mrs A - London
Arrived on: 5-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Average
Average

Getting close to the hippos

This lodge has a great location on the banks of the Okhavango River but it was let down by the standard of our room which we thought was badly in need of refurbishment (particularly the bathroom).

When we arrived our room and bathroom were filled with wasps - checking out the accomodation before guests arrive might be a good idea. Also providing insect repellants in the room would be appreciated as being near the river there are quite a few insects.
When we were in our room after dusk the hippos sounded very close and their trail/ river entry point was very near our tent. We were provided with a torch but I didn't feel very comfortable walking over to dinner in the dark- as other guests haven't commented on this maybe I'm being a wimp!

On the plus side the food was very good and the owner and staff were very accessible and helpful. For example as soon as we arrived (by boat transfer) we asked to be taken straight out again and they were very very obliging. After dinner the staff gave an impromptu concert of singing and dancing which enjoyed.

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Mr & Mrs K from Bury
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

This was probably our favourite lodge.

The road to the lodge was flooded when we got there but we were collected by boat and transferred with little fuss and a sense of humour.

The welcome , the decor, the position all put us at ease immediately.

We at all meals together with all guests and the owner Horst.

Wonderful experience.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 20-Feb-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

On arriving at Ndhovu we were met by Horst and informed that we were the only guests. The tented accommodation was fine . THe evening boat ride was excellent . Great birds and some good animals along the bank. Tasty food taken wth Horst , fascinating entertaining company.

A morning drive in the Mahango Park was great fun , but did not see the elusive sable . Really enjoyed the camp and the personal service. One plus point was that unprompted our car had been washed after the mud of Etosha and that was a real bonus.

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Mrs F - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

arrived in pouring rain and were in their river tent!!

we changed the next day lovely location and hippos No activities done as felt like a lazy day

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

This place grew on us rather,but then we did arrive in the most amazing storm,and were assigned the river tent with net curtains,chemical loo and Hippos making the most unbeiveable din!

Horst also improved on better aquaintance,food was fine,we did move to tent on dry land for second nite,which was rather more peaceful,we didnt do their game drive.

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Mr I & Mrs J - East Sussex
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good

Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Good for birds and Mahango NP (where you can drive yourself - unlike Lianshulu) very close. Horst was an excellent host and dining family style worked very well

Note - I suspect we were under-charged for activities and drinks : we would be happy to put this right (perhaps via Expert Africa and Wilderness Safaris) if Horst lets us know what we owe him.

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Dr & Mrs. S from Northants
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Classic Safari Camp

Tented accommadation in classic rustic style but with plumbing and electricity.The bathrooms could do with a little upgrading but were all that was needed.

Pleasant welcome and introduction to the camp. Horst was a very congenial host assissted by the amiable and laid back Chris. A small swimming pool and well stocked bar completed the scene.Food was good and served around one or two big tables depending on how many guests were present.

We had two good boat trips with the knowledgable Erasmus and an excellent game drive with Horst. Another gem !!

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Mr D & Mrs L - Cumbria
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

A place to watch Hippo's

A sandy, road to approch the lodge, car was fine.

Again all insect spray etc was provided.

Tents very clean, and a lovely setting, excellent food.

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Mrs. A-C from California
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Tenting on the river, a different experience.

Finding the lodge was a bit tricky. Signage could be improved. The dirt road was marginal for a two wheel drive with poor clearance. (Toyota Yaris).

The location on the Kavango was lovely and we were treated to a herd of elephant right across the river. Horst was a gracious host who took the time to talk to us about the area and Namibia in general.

The boat cruise gave us an opportunity to see hippos up close as well as crocodiles.

The fresh mini loaves of bread were great in the morning.

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Mr J & Mrs L Caprivi
Arrived on: 20-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

An amazing experience staying in tented accommodation that was on a raft moored in the river.

We couldn't have got closer to the wildlife that we'd come to see.

The owner and staff were all very friendly and easy to get on with.

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