Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 100 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 100 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.
Mr. B - Welwyn
Arrived on: 12-Dec-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Good but hard going!

Lodge was fine, good air conditioned chalet, comfortable, and the food up to expectations.

The area was dry and the tracks for most part very hard and bumpy which does not make for very comfortable safari drives; in fact at times not a pleasant experience.

This is probably just due to the time of year and unfortunate timing on our part

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Mr & Mrs Webley - Dorset
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Homely welcome at Muchenje Safari Lodge

The staff greet you at every arrival and activity at Muchenje with sincerity and warmth. It's a great experience after a long drive to be welcomed as if in someone's home.

The activities were well-organised and explained with plenty of options including a full day trip to the Eastern side of Chobe Park, a boat trip on the Chobe river in the lodges own small boat, a picnic lunch and a game drive back through the park to the Western entrance at Ngoma. This was great day out with lots of varied activity including great viewing of elephants, hippopotamus, buffalo and crocodiles along the Chobe river. It's a tiring day but well worth it.

Morning game drives leave early (at 5.30) after a wake up at 5 am and tea (or coffee) and toast at 5.15 to make the most of the early morning light at the park before returning to the lodge for a full breakfast at 9.30.

On return from the afternoon game drives or trips Shadow, the barman made welcome drinks and a great range of tasty, home-made snacks were available on the bar.

Dining is communal style at a big table and some of the staff, guides and management join guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner and to chat about the days events. When we stayed there were only a few other guests at the lodge but even if it was full there would be plenty of room in the communal area and around the pool, viewing platform and fire-pit to relax. We tended to go to bed early because of the early starts.

The lodge has a very attractive design with three open sides. The chalet bedrooms have thatched roofs and are good-looking with views through the trees over the Chobe River flood plain below. The rooms are attractively decorated - we had a huge king size bed and were surprised to find quiet and effective air-conditioning. Elephants were wandering around the grounds at night but there are always security staff present to assist you to your chalet and scare away the wildlife if required.

We would recommend this very friendly place located outside the main park.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Shropshire
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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We love Muchenje!

This may be the perfect safari lodge. Luxurious without being swanky, it had everything we could have wanted and more.

Well-designed and perfectly located rooms (we had no. 3), with small verandah for morning tea and enjoying the view. Public areas were many and varied, all overlooking the flood plain. Lovely pool, small waterhole, great views.

Activities were included and apparently unlimited. The full day excursion was probably a bit long, but really enjoyable and well-guided. Delicious meals served buffet style at communal tables, hosted by managers and guides.

We were very sorry to leave.

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Mr and Mrs W Devon
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Made welcome and then looked after extremely well.

Would recommend this lodge.

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Mrs R from Harrogate
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely lodge, fantastic river trip.

Staff excellent and knowledgeable - enjoyed all the wild life - loved the day river trip and all the elephants:- Saw a lot of wild life - loved it.

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Ms L. from Leeds
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful views at Muchenje Lodge

There are wonderful views from Muchenji Lodge and it was a pleasure to sit and look over the Chobe River and the plains beyond.

The staff and service were excellent and the guided 4WD trips were fun and exciting.

The food was excellent and sociable as we ate together at the end of the day.

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Martin S, London
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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A nice camp close to the park entrance

A nice camp with good access to the Chobe River section of the park, which is where huge herds of elephant and buffalo can be found.

However, this is not a wilderness lodge (you reach the park via a tarmac) road.

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Mr T & Mrs M - Cambridge
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

We really enjoyed the stunning views from the Lodge.

We particularly relished the combined game drive/river trip which gave close contact with such a huge variety of wildlife.

Among other spectacles we were treated to sightings of huge numbers of elephants, some very close up.

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Scots on the wing
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje's superb escarpment location

A wonderful location looking down on the huge herds of zebra, buffalo and other animals far below.

The boat trip on the Chobe river was memorable, getting so close to crocodiles (!), huge numbers of elephants, over 50 hippos out grazing in the middle of the day - we'd always believed they only left the water to graze after dark. Not to mention wonderful views of various water birds at close quarters. Also the wonderful lunch!

After the freedom of the game drives at Kwara , it was frustrating having to keep to the tracks in the National Park. On quite a number of occasions our guide/driver found spoor which he was not allowed to follow. Still no leopard!

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Mrs V. from Canterbury
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

Loved this safari lodge. Again staff were delightful and our guide, Rambo, was excellent, patient and knowledgeable. We also enjoyed a very educative early morning walk with Paul. The owners were very helpful as well.

Only slight complaint was that the rooms didn't have much storage space so our bags had to be used as storage, too, which meant they were slightly in the way when the mosquito nets came down at night. If there had been more coat hangers I think we could have disposed more easily of them. But that's a minor complaint! The rest was excellent.

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