Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 114 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 114 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.
Dr T from Amersham
Arrived on: 14-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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first stop in botswana this trip

a safari lodge with some of the best aspects of a hotel.amazed to find aircon. excellent food and wine.

a very extensive and varied all-day tour -- two game drives and a 3 hour cruise on chobe river.

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Mr and Mrs P from Hampshire
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

everything about muchenje was excellent
wildlife was outstanding wild dogs observed , 2 leopard sightings & lions a plenty not to mention elephant paradise also numerous sable antelope
all day game drive / boat safari simply stunning
great hosts with excellent food
rooms & main areas are well managed & equipped
staff superb

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Mr D & Mrs J - Isle of Wight
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A very good lodge

This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint.

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Mr and Mrs H - Orpington
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje - 2 days recommended

Highlights:-

Viewing hundreds of buffalo moving across the area. Lovely scenery.

Full day safari including the river cruise in a small boat - seeing elephants swim across the river.

Excellent rooms.

Lowlights:-

Empty swimming pool - always told 'it will be filled next day'. it never was!

No radio contact from our vehicle to other vehicles - so we never did see the lions even over four days - even though others were lucky!

Bush walking safari only around small area directly outside the lodge - can not be compared to the walking safaris at Hwange & Shinde'

Mosquitoes and flies very high in this area.

Other guests had been advised by there tour operators that 2 nights at this lodge would be enough and I would agree with this as there is little variety - safari drives seemed to be very repetitive!

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Miss G - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A lovely camp in Chobe

This was our first lodge in Botswana and the view from the lodge general areas and your chalet are amazing.

All the staff are lovely and everything was very well organised. The chalets have everything you could wish for, mosquito nets are prepared while you are on your afternoon game drive and all clothes could be laundered including underwear which I was not expecting. My only negative would be that the rooms were a little hot but we soon found out that everywhere was hot in Botswana in Sept!

Synack, our guide was great, knowledgable and fun, and as well as the usual early morning game drives we went on the full day out which included the river cruise and the afternoon game drive back from the river. Beforehand I had mixed ideas about whether to do this but we thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was a long day. The only downside to this is that it takes approx 1h by road to get to the river at Kasane where the boat leaves from.

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Mr and Mrs V. from Petworth
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

We had not appreciated that while being to the west of the National Park with less tourists, the vast majority of the anlmal life is at the eastern end of the park. It meant that the night drive saw next to nothing and we only saw lions and leopard on the day we went to the eastern end of the park to do the boat trip.
The large concentrations of elephant are similarly at the eastern end. We only saw occasional solitary elephants close to the lodge.

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Mrs J and Family - Dunmow
Arrived on: 16-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Beautiful lodge in a lovely position with an amazing view. The food and service was again faultless. The guides were extremely knowledgeably.

The boat trip in the Chobe Park was incredible, being so close to the elephants/crocodiles and watching the elephants swim across the river was a real treat

I felt we could have returned back to the lodge after lunch as it was quite a full day with a game drive afterwards. The lodge was quite a long drive from the entrance of Chobe NP and was also very cold when driving along the tarmac road.

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Mr & Mrs B - Sydney
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful stay at Muchenje Lodge

Fantastic staff at Muchenje really help to make guests comfortable. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel at home.

Safaris were excellent. The vehicles are comfortable and guides very good. We enjoyed all of them, including the water safari on our full day trip! Extra special that was getting hot water bottles and fleecy ponchos to keep the chill away in the morning!!

Rooms were spacious with comfortable beds and nice hot showers.

Food was incredible! Plenty of choice and very tasty. Good range of included drinks!

Quick and good laundry services.

The management were very helpful in sorting our car pick up for us.

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Mr & Mrs F - West Midlands
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Sophisticated safari

Personally we found the overfamiliar manner of the manager to be off putting. Not everyone appreciates this approach.

However, the accommodation, organisation, food and facilities were exceptional; our every need was catered for, right down to the provision of hot water bottles on our early morning game drive.

It was extremely exciting when towards the end of one game drive, we were fortunate to see a pack of wild dogs hunting giraffe.

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Ms A & Mr B - New Zealand
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful lodge in stunning setting.

Muchenji impressed us from the start with the welcome, the setting, the attention to detail, the food, the entertainment and the friendly and very competent staff.

Robert and Joy were conscientious and very capable in their role as hosts, providing us with detailed information over a welcoming snack and drinks as soon as we arrived. They were excellently supported by their assistant managers Natasha and Paul. The attention to detail was further evidenced by the provision of hot water bottles and ponchos to wear during cold morning and evening game drives.

The game and boat drives were excellent with knowledgeable guides and Chobe providing great variety in game viewing.

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