Chaminuka

Reviews of Chaminuka

Good(83%) From 6 travellers
Excellent
3
Good
1
Average
2
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 6 of our travellers who have visited Chaminuka, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs L from Ilkley
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Chaminuka review

The Lodge is ideally situated for a break following a long flight in a non-town environment. The staff were very helpful and the food was very good, although maintaining stock seemed to be a problem - for example no white wine available one evening.

The accommodation was fairly basic with the bathrooms in need of some considerable attention as they were poorly maintained and not clean with black mould on most of the walls.

We enjoyed a pleasant drive but don't expect anything natural as all the game you might see has been bought in as a stocked reserve. We were troubled by the caged lions and cheetahs apparently kept for 'educational purposes' but activities were offered such as walking with the cheetahs which we declined as we do not agree with animals being caged under these circumstances. The animals were clearly exhibiting stress behaviour and we were not convinced that the staff were adequately knowledgable about the health and welfare requirements of the animals under their care.

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Prof V and Mr T from Oxford
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Sophisticated Lodge

A really beautiful place which exceeded our expectations by a long way. We had a lovely room with a balcony and a view over the lake - the sunrise was fantastic. The food is superb and it is nice to stay in a place where there are also Zambian guests. We had an excellent birding session with one of the guides and a nice game drive.

I wish we had booked two nights rather than just one; we could have spent a lot longer enjoying the art collection, the location and the food!

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V family - Avon
Arrived on: 7-Apr-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

a great stopover near lusaka

nice set up - fascinating family - not so sure about the game park

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Mr & Mrs R from Surrey
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Very handy for the airport.

Public areas (bar, dining room etc) of very good standard, especially if interested in African art but rooms needed upgrading and looked slightly neglected. Exceptionally helpful restaurant manager - and overall good standard of food and drink.

The game facilities are definitely "safari lite" and overall OK for a couple of nights, but no longer. It is ideal for the early BA flight back to Heathrow.

David ? who met us at the airport and took us to and from Chaminuka could not have been more helpful.

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The Bushbucks - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Chaminuka review

We stayed here only as a fleeting stopever between being in South Luangwa and getting on the plane back to the UK.

It's well run and comfortable.

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Mrs Genet from Manchester
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Chaminuka review

unfortunately once again a very short stay, good service and a great way to be weaned off the bush in style

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