Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 135 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 135 of our travellers who have visited Muchenje Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Ms M & Ms SP - Vancouver
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge

Great place to stay and we enjoyed the people we met there very much. They matched us up with another couple for our activities so we got to know them quite well. Wow just 4 people on all the game drives. It was great. Loved how many animals we got to see in the Chobe area. Realized how many we had seen in Namibia but not the same quantities. Guide was good and very happy with our experience. Would recommend a 3-night stay here so you have a chance to relax more. We played hookey on the last day just to relax a bit.

One of the managers wished she had known Jeanne was having a problem with her leg because we ended up getting the furthest cabin when she could have given us the closest one. She took it upon herself to contact the other two camps so they would be aware of the knee problem.

I was puzzled by a reference to the benefit of Muchenje being as far west as it was because of early access to the river for our river excursion. We drove all the way back to Kasana to get on the boat and then drove all the way back again to get back to the lodge. We also had quite a drive to get into the reserve every game drive and it felt a bit repetitive after a while.

I wished I had got your request for number of wild life sightings before we left. I didn't even think to pay attention to how many sightings there were.

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Mrs R from Daventry
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje - welcome to Botswana

This was my first holiday as a single traveller. Everyone was so welcoming, it felt like coming home. A very comfortable place in all senses, very relaxing.

There was abundant wildlife in Chobe and the guide had good knowledge of mammals and birds. My ambition was to see wild dogs and we found them on the first game drive. What luck!

The boat safari gave a different viewpoint and the picnic lunch served on board was excellent. Able to see large herd of elephant and pod of hippos ashore. Found a huge herd of buffalo in the afternoon.

The vehicle was never crowded, usually only three or four passengers.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 8-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Stunning lodge with breathtaking view

Warm welcome from the host and lovely cabin with two bathrooms, two terraces beautifully furnished. The star of the show was the view towards Namibia over the floodplain with water higher than the Chobe river front has experienced for some years.

Great morning, afternoon, night and all day safaris provided with truly first class wildlife sightings. However we visited out of season and found the Chobe river front nonetheless very busy compared to the weeks we have spent in Namibia and were not at all keen about vehicles surrounding wildlife.

Elephants walk through the camp and guards walk you to and from your cabin at night so visiting is not for the faint-hearted.

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Mr J. from Coventry
Arrived on: 22-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Our latest African adventure !st leg

My wife and I only stayed 2 nights at this lodge, wish we had stayed another night. The staff were so friendly and the food was marvellous, it never ceases to amaze me hoe the chefs manage to produce such wonderful food with limited equipment in the middle of nowhere. Accommodation was better than expected and the game viewing was superb. I particularly wanted to see Puku antelope which we saw on the second day, along with Leopard, Sable and Honey Badgers. Brilliant game viewing.

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Beeeater
Arrived on: 5-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful views of plain, great safaris

Loved it, loved the people, very knowledge staff and had a wonderful outdoor evening of feasting and dancing, lodges were great and really loved whole experience.

Safari drives were well planned to give diversity - when giraffes stampeded and all animals on the plains also too off - what a view as we partook of our sundowner and the sun going down. We felt really lucky to have such committed guide.

Also visited the school which was a real treat as the children sang for us...thinking back what comes to mind is a rare sighting early morning of an owl just on a branch above us and then watching as it flew away.

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Mr & Mrs C - Manchester
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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First nights in Botswana

Extremely comfortable lodge in a superb location overlooking the Chobe floodplain, Kiddie and Toff attentive hosts made us very welcome who went the extra mile when we left for Zambia and left my binoculars behind.

Fabulous lodge to wind down in over the first few days of our holiday.

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Mr D. from S├╝lzetal
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Super Lodge

Great lodge with great views of Africa as you would expect

The food could be more local

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Mr H - Michigan
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Muchenje has a great view.

Compared to our other lodges it was much more businesslike and structured, less personal. We felt 2 nights sufficient as the day long river cruise and land safari were well worth it, but o/w not much freedom in safari routes.

They offer night and early morning safaris, but the guide said we would not see much and actually seemed to discourage them. A/C was a plus.

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Mrs R. from Lower Hutt
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Splendid Vista, Great Staff at Muchenje

We thoroughly enjoyed Muchenje Lodge, it's staff, the rooms, food and guides. Fantastic view from the lodge.

The only downside was the distance to the park - though a few minutes from the gate- the drive down to the river front where the animals generally were was another 30 minutes. This uses an hour of the 3 hour game drive. The ranger was superb- we saw lots- and Chobe is superb. Recommend this time of year as the ranger said a lot more time spent in the forest looking for animals once wet season in force.

The Chobe River Cruise is a must do- and it will be great when this departs from the new jetty rather than driving an hour back to Kasane in the open jeep. The benefit of this jeep drive though means you travel back along the river in the jeep to the lodge which was great game viewing.

Paid for private vehicle for the kids but shared a boat- not sure if this was meant to be the case but it meant kids who wanted front seats had to compete with a 400mm camera and be on their best behaviour- took the edge off versus our private one we did independently.

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Arrived on: 21-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Highlight of the trip

The lodge sits on a ridge overlooking the Chobi floodplain and it offers both extensive game drives in Chobe National Park and a cruise and lunch on the Chobi River.

Both are excellent and yield wonderful views of elephant swimming or wading the river, as well as sightings of lions and even more elephant in the park.

We saw 18 lions at one location and 4 more on out twilight journey back to the lodge. Food was terrific.

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