Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 118 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 118 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 S. from Mountain View
Arrived on: 27-Feb-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

We loved the Muchenji Safari Lodge. This was our first safari experience and it was wonderful.

The staff and guides are warm and friendly. We had the same guide, Lips, on all the safari drives and he was well-trained, knowledgeable and good-natured. The chef is wonderful and all meals were excellent. Guests take all meals together and it was nice getting to know each other. I went with friends and we each had our own thatched cottage. The cottages are nicely done but guests should be prepared for the odd gecko, spider or beetle in the room. I think in this situation there is really no way to avoid that.

The nice thing is that security guys always accompany you to your cottage after dark and make sure everything is okay. There are good mosquito nets around the bed that allow for a peaceful night's sleep. From the rooms and common areas we saw a lot of giraffes and occasionally water buck. We stayed 3 days which allowed us to do all the activities and have a little time to visit with the managers and enjoy the wonderful property.

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M and M of Auckland
Arrived on: 15-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Another highlight of the trip. This lodge knows how to look after its visitors.

The rooms were of a high standard with fabulous views over Chobe as was the main lodge. The staff were very attentive and keen to please. The food was excellent too.

The safaris were a highlight especially the river trip. A nice pool to relax by!

Considering the time of the season that we were visiting, we saw plenty of wildlife. The transfer to Kasane went well without a hitch.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 20-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge- the trips highlight

Cannot speak too highly about this lodge.

Everything was absolutely excellent, rooms, meals and especially service.

The game viewing Chobe was the best on our trip, Enjoyable, interesting and tiring boat trip and game drives with our guide Rambo.

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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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Ms L. from Minneapolis
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

good game drives, great location and fine accomadations

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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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