Nunda River Lodge

Reviews of Nunda River Lodge

Good(82%) From 21 travellers
Excellent
9
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 21 of our travellers who have visited Nunda River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Lovely river position.

Cameron, the charming manager, met us at the door. He was full of very useful information about what to do in the area. He suggested which parks to visit and the best times of day to visit them and told us it was easy to self drive in the parks.

We did a river trip but the guide was not very good so we didn't repeat it. It was delightful to sit on our balconies watching the birds, hippos and otters playing in the river. The grounds were full of interesting birds, even a paradise flycatcher and his mate were there to greet us!

Lunches were a bit boring but the dinners were lovely.

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Ms C & Mr M - northern Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
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Nunda River Lodge review

We liked Nunda very much. The staff were extremely friendly, and the birding guide was especially good. Accommodation was nice, and the environment was very pleasant.

Breakfast was good, but the supper was mainly shop bought and some combinations were weird and not nice e g potato and blue cheese soup! . If they improved their evening food, it would be super.

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Nunda River Lodge review

Lovely tent right on the River bank, with plenty of noise from the Hippos!
Lovely river view with lots of locals fishing and going up and down the River in tiny boats.
Well organised dining room with good service,wine,and food. well the coffee could have been Better.
Great boat trip, with guide knowledgeable on birds and anecdotes of local culture. Poppa falls worth a trip,more rapids than falls though!
Drove ourselves round Mahango park,just down the road, with satisfying view of Lechwe.
Nice pool for a spare moment in the garden.

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Mr G & Mrs S - Nottinghamshire
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Big Tigers at Nunda

Again this was not our first choice at this location first choice would be Ndovu

Having said that this lodge is very good Its got great rooms , good food ,good tiger fishing

But I just got the sneaky feeling the owners ( there are three of them there ) would really rather not have you around if it was not for your cash . A shame really all they need is a good front of house man and the place would improve no end and they could get back to what ever they like doing !!












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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Superb location but tent needed upgrading

The lodge is in a superb position on the river and we had a river front tent. However, it was supposed to be a "luxury" tent, which was far from true. The zips didn't close and the mosquito net was filthy and had holes in it which had beed stuffed with tissues.

I reported the zip to Cameron, the owner, who said something would be done about it but nothing was. Apart from a luggage rack and hanging rail (which kept falling down) there was nowhere to put anything in the tent. A chair would have been handy.

The bar service at mealtime was poor. We booked 2 walks and when we appeared for them, they hadn't been organised, My village walk was was hurriedly arranged, but my partner didn't get his bird walk. There was a mistake on the bill when we came to pay.

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Family H - Namibia, Bots and Vic Falls trip
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2014 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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Nunda River Lodge review

A very pretty location and attractive buildings and accommodation.

The bathrooms however are open both to the outside and to the bedroom area, allowing access to some big double bodied wasps. No sooner had they been dispatched, than more arrived and this particularly upset two of our party of four. Of course, this is Africa, and insects of various kinds are to be expected, but these were very large and very many.

The owner was most understanding and explained that the wasps slept in the early evening, only waking later the next morning, when temperatures rose. That is what happened, so we simply avoided the rooms after breakfast till late afternoon, which solved the problem. She did say that they were going to put insect netting in the open areas of the bathrooms and between bathrooms and bedrooms.

One of our rooms had a couple of fruit bats in the ceiling, which of course, were able to come and go too. We didn't mind those! Even their droppings on the floor next morning!

Very noisy hippos in the morning, as they seemed to like an early morning swim in the river nearby.

Porridge for breakfast! -Yes! Food very good.

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The M & N party - Bradford
Arrived on: 5-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

A beautiful position overlooking the river

The lodge is in a great position overlooking the river and its bar and restaurant have fantastic views.

We were upgraded from tented rooms to bungalows right by the river bank and next to the hippo! The rooms were large and comfortable if a little tired, but we had everything we needed. Staff were helpful when asked but not particularly proactive and food adequate without being inspiring.

As the rooms are literally by the water, we felt that safety advice on the proximity of hippos and crocs might have been offered to foreign tourists before they went back to their rooms at night, without us having to ask.....

This is a suitable place for a night stopover in Caprivi but wouldn't particularly want to stay longer.

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Mr & Mrs C - Wokingham
Arrived on: 31-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good

Nunda River Lodge review

See previous review - we stayed here twice.

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Mr & Mrs C - Wokingham
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Nunda River Lodge review

We stayed here twice - once on the way into Botswana and once on the way out. The location was excellent for our itinerary.

At last, when visiting Mahango National Park, we saw the first Elephants of our journey - 14 in all - and the only ones we saw in Namibia!! We liked ythis little reserve so much we visited it twice.

The lodge was comfortable and seemed well run with friendly and helpful staff and management.

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Mr & Mrs H - Kent
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

High quality lodge

This was one of a number of quality lodges situated on the banks of the Okavango river. Because of the proximity of the other lodges and nearby villages, this did not feel as much like a wilderness experience as some of the other lodges we stayed at.

Our game tent was very comfortable, light and airy and the restaurant was very good. We took a cultural visit to the local village, accompanied by a lodge guide who lives in the village and this was absolutely fascinating.

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