Mushara Lodge

Reviews of Mushara Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 35 travellers
Excellent
25
Good
7
Average
2
Poor
0
Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 35 of our travellers who have visited Mushara Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G & Mrs M - Portugal
Arrived on: 26-Jan-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Excellent

Fine dining at Mushara Lodge

This is a wonderful lodge in all respects.

The staff are extremely professional and courteous and the whole place exudes comfort and luxury. We were fortunate to meet a lovely English couple who were staying the same time as us and we had two excellent dinners in their company.

The food was the best we had throughout our trip with imaginative, tasty meals.

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Mr & Mrs N - Billericay
Arrived on: 26-Oct-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Mushara Lodge review

Staff extremley helpful and wanting to assist you.

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The Pririt Batis from Kent
Arrived on: 31-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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Mushara Lodge review

We were made to feel very welcome here - not just by receptionists and management, but by all staff we met. The whole experience was sharp contrast with Waterberg Plateau Lodge.

We chose Mushara as a base for visiting Eastern Etosha, and for this it was excellently placed.

Rooms were well-equipped and very spacious - not luxurious but clean, comfortable and equipped with everything you could reasonably ask for - backed by the very positive attitude of staff, and good communal facilities (pool, sitting areas).

We would unhesitatingly stay there again, and would recommend it to even fussy friends.

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The Dune larks from Sheffield
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Mushara Lodge review

After the rather basic food at Okaukuejo Restcamp it was lovely to have quality food and attentive service at this beautiful lodge just outside Etosha. You could stay here and visit the park.

We had stayed in the park so went to Tsumeb which was a small town with banks, shops and a few museums. Would recommend the lodge - lovely visit.

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Elephant Man & Lion Lady - Newcastle
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Ideally situated for East Etosha

The Lodge is ideally located a short drive from the eastern gate of Etosha and we spent a very pleasant 2 nights here. The staff were very friendly and welcoming throughout and both food and service was of a high standard.

Rooms were comfortable and apart from the bathroom in need of some updating, were stylish and modern. The Lodge does offer game drives into the park but we decided to self drive.

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Desert elephants from Devon
Arrived on: 9-Mar-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Thoroughly pleasant place to stay

We have stayed there before and were looking forward to being there again.

We were not disappointed, and hope to stay there yet again.

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Mr. Sparrowhawk - Isle of Man
Arrived on: 24-Feb-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Mushara Lodge review

An excellent pool (best on our trip)

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Mr. I - Combs
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Not as good as previous visit. Pity.

We stayed here 4 years ago and it was so convenient for Etosha, relaxing, good food etc.
The refurbishment is fine, but there is no atmosphere.. staff can never replace hosts..it doesn't work. People make a place
memorable, unless it is truely exceptional.

The restaurant ..although almost full was like a doctor's waiting room. Also a few people had upset stomaches and it was possibly due to the fact that food is put out to encourage the animals and birds.... Very cute to see them around the pool Maybe.. BUT..We went early for breakfast and there were squirrels eating the cereals..on the tables, everywhere. Then a couple of Hornbills helped themselves to bread etc.

They were shooed off when someone came out of the kitchen and it obviously happens every day !!

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Expert Africa comments

Marc Pampe, Mushara’s owner, replied that he used to spend 24/7 at the lodge, whereas now he’s only there for 12 hours a day. He’s trained up his staff, and handed them a lot of responsibility; he feels that most of his guests like this. He’s pleased that the lodge has changed this way over the last few years.

We are sorry that these travellers felt that Mushara lacked ambiance; they specifically asked to stay here because of their previous experience. Mushara has changed in the last four years; it’s now more like a smart, small hotel than an informal, personal lodge. This suits some, but not others. We’d usually have lengthy discussions with our travellers about the pro’s and con’s of where to stay – but in this case we didn’t discuss Mushara much; perhaps we should have.

These travellers report that other at the lodge had stomach upsets. Marc comments that nobody mentioned this to him or his staff. As this didn’t affect our travellers, it’s difficult for us to make any comments here.

We’re told by Marc that the lodge doesn’t put food out for birds or squirrels. In fact, both their check-in information sheet and also a note on each outside table urge guest not to feed the birds and squirrels. Unfortunately, many guests do still feed the animals – and hence the problem. Marc assures us that he’s looking at how to reinforce this message without harming the wildlife.

Ms. F - War
Arrived on: 16-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Mushara Lodge review

Mushara is a lovely lodge. There was a warm welcome for us and it was clear from the outset that they were a service oriented team.The food was excellent, the staff pleasant and the lovely garden and pool a great place to relax.

On our second night we were entertained at dinner by an impromtu performance by the kitchen and waiting staff singing some of their tribal songs. It was a real treat and gave us another dimention to the african way off life in Etosha.

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Mr. S - Syre
Arrived on: 23-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Mushara Lodge review

The food here was excellent.

Everything else also very good, except that the rooms were very, very brown. This made them rather depressing, and we wouldn't have wanted to spend much time in them.

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