Reviews of Garden Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
52 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Garden Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Set on the Chobe 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." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Garden Lodge review"
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..." See all these reviews: 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Garden Lodge - The Place to Stay in Kasane"
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 9n in Botswana
"Garden Lodge is outstanding"
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." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"An oasis of calm at Garden Lodge"
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." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"3 lovely nights"
Every meal was a culinary treat - including afternoon tea in temperatures of 40C! Excellent inclusive trips ( although our relief driver learnt a bit about wildlife from us!!) Lovely and airy and relaxed." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
"Lovely friendly place to stay."
The staff are very genuinely friendly and seem to actually enjoy meeting and chatting with guests, rather than just passing pleasantries. The boat trips and game drives were excellent, we had never realised how much game there was here, compared with Namibia. Though it was a bit of a shock to see all the boats on the river from the large lodges. So pleased we were in the Garden Lodge, as it was small and intimate.
Our room was the smallest, but it was cosy and had everything we needed. A really good end to our trip.
Our hire car was collected from the lodge, which was very convenient and unexpected. A very good end to our adventure" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
"Garden lodge heaven"
Maybe our favourite place." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 3n in Zambia; 2n in Botswana
"We had great fun here"
The large rooms had good views and were comfy and well equipped.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, providing a very personal service.
The food was variable and the dining area very cold.
Our boat trip was excellent and our day long game drive was very enjoyable.
The elephants and hippo in the garden were an added bonus.....if unplanned." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Garden Lodge is an Oasis"
Wonderful place to rest, relax and regroup!" See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 8n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa; 1n in Botswana
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