Garden Lodge

Reviews of Garden Lodge

Excellent(96%) From 42 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 42 of our travellers who have visited Garden Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr. and Mrs. H, from Bath
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great place

We were pleased to be in a lodge that is outside the park, as it was easy to get to and generally more convenient. And next to the river. They have created a very special place, with lots of atmosphere

We loved the game drives - lions, leopard, elephants by the thousand, buffaloes, giraffes, many types of antelope, and lots more

The river cruises were totally brilliant, with large numbers of animals and birds

There are far more animals around in the dry season, when they all go to the river. But don't expect to see so much in the wet season.

The guides were very good.

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Ms L. from Heathfield
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Great boat trip on the Chobe River from here

The rooms at Garden Lodge are very comfortable and ours had a great view down to the river, from which we could view the animals coming in at night. The staff gave us a warm welcome and we very attentive and friendly.

The boat trip from the lodge on the river during the late afternoon is a 'must do'. We saw so many animals coming down to the river to drink, an especially loved seeing the elephants swim across! It was unforgettable and a highlight of our trip.

Garden Lodge is a good place to stay in a convenient location.

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Mr & Mrs S - Wellington
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge review

A lovely place on the river. Great to have the laundry done!

Again, very pleasant staff. Good food and nice to meet with other guests at meals etc.

The two river cruises another highlight, and the game drive also good.

A very good guide - Tefo. Chobe river area is amazing

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Ms M. from Canmore
Arrived on: 25-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Garden Lodge review

We stayed only 1 night and enjoyed our visit and sundowner river cruise.

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Mrs & Mr C-J - British Columbia
Arrived on: 25-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge review

The most memorable item at the Garden Lodge was the practice of having the Guides, Management and Guests sitting and eating together. The Staff also made time to chat during the day and make sure Guests were enjoying their activities and time.

We went on one River Cruise and two Game Drives. We saw more elephants here at the river than elsewhere on our month's holiday. The Game Drives provided a wide variety of animals, particularly along the river banks.

The location of the Lodge on the river was picturesque and provided warthogs and hippos in the garden for our viewing.

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Mrs S. from Brentford
Arrived on: 10-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Relaxing small lodge by the Chobe River

Beautiful setting on banks of the Chobe river. Very comfortable rooms, open and airy lounge/dining/pool area. Genial hosts.

River trip was magical, many animals and birds observed, the only slightly sour note being that the drinks were not included in the quite expensive trip price.

This was the most expensive place that we stayed - all extras (drinks, trips, food etc) were significantly more expensive than at other accommodation.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Garden Lodge review

We just loved it here, the location is perfect and everyone so friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and the rooms lovely.

We did evening river trips and morning game drives with the excellent John who was so knowledgeable and showed us so many fantastic animals and birds. Could have stayed longer and would like to return.

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Mr C & Mrs C - Nam, Bots and VFA
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge review

Excellent location with own access onto the river. Superb staff and John was an excellent guide both on the water and the game drive.

Emily at Reception was great, she sorted out our car drop off for us and sent the pick up away when it came an hour earlier than arranged to take us to Victoria Falls. We were made to feel at home and enjoyed meeting other guests and the owners and staff informally.

Transfer to Victoria Falls went okay but we had not been told that we were changing vehicles at the border and were left to ourselves to find this out.

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Mr & Mrs J and Mr & Mrs A - Nam Bots VFAs
Arrived on: 6-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Set on the Chobe river.

Spacious well appointed accommodation set in lovely grounds which reach down to the river.

Game drives and river trips were excellent and the drivers know where to take you for the best game viewing experiences ever.

Food was good and varied, being well presented.

Staff and the manager's were very friendly and went out of their way to make your stay special.

Look out for the mongoose family that visits the gardens, about 40 or so, along with nocturnal visits onto the lawn by the local hippos.

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Mr Daniel Farina. from Montreal
Arrived on: 2-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Garden Lodge review

Amazing boat tour across Chobe river front.
An amazing surprise taking us downstream to see the storks, egrets and herons outside of the park (we saw a clawless otter there!)

Amazing jeep safari the following day!!! Lions, mangosts, a honeybadger...

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