Reviews of Susuwe Island Lodge
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Exellent safaris and relaxing boat trips
Pick up instuctions were vague, as too which side of the bridge to be met. Ryan our driver was told to expect us from Katima direction, but we managed to find him.
A fantastic place, accommodation, hosts and staff.
We had no idea there was such a place on this earth as the Suswe Island lodge! The lodge itself iswonderfully laid out and appointed. Our room was spacious and had wonderful details such as a fantastically carved front door and inlaid floors. It had a great deck overlooking the river.
The managers, Tian and Natasha were gracious and hospitable spending the evenings conversing with us around the fire pit. They also invited us to view the hippo that decided to dine on the grass in the staff quarters area.
The food was superb! The chef serves gourmet meals that he announces personally.
Lester, our personal guide, was from the area and was able to explain how the local people used various plants. His knowledge of the plants and animals of the area was enormous and he shared his knowledge freely. He was terrific at locating animals and was very friendly and open. A truly exceptional guide.
Absolutely the highlight of our trip! An incredible experience.
Susuwe Island Lodge review
Our hosts were going out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and enjoyable as they possibly could. The quality of the accomodation, service and food were all excellent, and both, boat rides and game drives, enjoyable. We did not see any predators here - the closest we came to was some drag marks which led us to find a leopard kill. Good sightings of a variety of kingfishers and some beeaters.Read more about the whole safari
Very up market lodge
Everything about Susowe was good. There seemed to be a concept of giving guests privacy from each other rather than bringing them together. The latter is more the norm in Namibia which we prefer but that is down to personal taste.
Clarification is needed regarding "free drinks" as there seemed to be considerable confusion. Our bill included most drinks but when we pointed this out the charges were removed immediately. We heard similar remarks from other guests.
Genuinely breathtaking accomodation. Although expensive it proved worth it. Having all drives drinks and laundry included was a pleasant surprise.
We felt that the game viewing was almost undersold, Beven was an extremely good guide.
This actually proved a cost effective way to see the habitat along the Kwando, and was a real contrast to other areas in Namibia.
The accomodation was very luxurious without being pretentious, the staff catered to individual need, proved very welcoming and were very genuine with us.
An unforgettable experience.