Garden Lodge

Reviews of Garden Lodge

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Below are independent comments from 39 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.
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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Mr and Mrs H from Scotland
Arrived on: 16-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge - The Place to Stay in Kasane

Our stay at Garden Lodge was wonderful.

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the team we were made to feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The lodge is small, overlooks the river and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our room was spacious, well equipped and tastefully decorated. The bathroom was large with a great walk in shower. A veranda with comfortable seating had great views especially at sundown. Elephants, hippo and mongoose were all seen in the gardens.

We enjoyed some relaxation on loungers around the pool and in the comfortable lounge area, supplied with a selection of interesting books and where tea and coffee were available.

Meals were taken communally, in a relaxed atmosphere with attention to every ones particular needs. The food was delicious, plentiful and served with a smile.

We had pre booked a day trip to Victoria Falls. The organisation of this was flawless and we had a wonderful experience from the moment we were collected in the morning to our return in the late afternoon.

As we had time on the morning of our departure before our pick up we asked if we could have a game drive into Chobe . This turned out to be a great experience with just the two of us with our guide who was excellent.

The staff really made this place one we would highly recommend.

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Mr J and family - three weeks Nam, Bots, Zim
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Garden Lodge is outstanding

This was the highlight of the trip. Although slightly more expensive than Nambian lodges this is a full board option with 2 game drives per day: either in the park on roads or on the boat. The food was amazing and visitors sat round a large family style table to share stories and advice on their travelling, this was helped by one of the staff always eating with the guests.

An incredibly friendly feel, where nothing was too much trouble. Afternoon tea and cake was a nice touch, as was the free washing/ironing service - very handy at the end of a long trip.

Not too large which gave it a family feel. Outstanding lodge and ethos.

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Mr & Mrs V - Surrey
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An oasis of calm at Garden Lodge

We were welcomed by Emily, one of the managers who, despite it being 2.30p.m. rustled up a lovely lunch for us. The Garden Lodge was an oasis of calm in the busy town of Kasane. Nothing was too much trouble for the team of managers or their staff. The rooms were large and comfortable and had a.c. The food was delicious.

Trips on the Chobe River were great, there is a huge variety of birds. The highlights were the elephants coming down to drink in the morning and evening. One evening we were treated to 10 minutes of a leopard coming down from his tree and walking along the river bank. The two guides, Innocent and John, were very knowledgeable and knew just where to go to see the best of the animals and birds.

We were a bit disappointed by the safari in the park as there were nothing like the numbers of animals around that we had experienced in July five years ago. It had rained 2 weeks ago and the animals had dispersed, although they were drifting back as it hadn;t rained since.

We loved it here and would recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Chobe.

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