Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 130 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 130 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 M. from STOCKPORT
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful Opportunities await

The rooms are great although we did not have much time to use/enjoy them. Three days is probably the correct amount, it also gives you another chance to see animals you may have missed.

We enjoyed mixing with some of our fellow travellers over meals. There was plenty of food, and there were options just as well as ox tail is not on my list. It did seem very busy at times as guests were in and out on trips during the day.

We were unlucky with the early morning trip and did not see anything of real interest, the guide seemed able to detect tracks but not follow them. The next morning other people were much luckier/well looked after. We did however, see two lion kills close by with our other guide, based on other people communicating, and another in the park not so accessible, so that made up for the early morning disappointment. Lots of birds were seen in the Park and on the Chobe river fish eagles a plenty , first time for Pied Kingfishers. It was also good to see elephants swimming so close to us.

Guided trips have rough and smooth it depends on the guide and fellow passengers if both are poor then the experience is dissipated. We had a bumpy ride on the day trip in Chobe, the guide was rushing partly because we had to stop to see some flowers, dead trees and almost any time we saw a giraffe!

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Mrs C & Mr J. party Switzerland, France & Spain
Arrived on: 24-Apr-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge review

A very nice lodge with all you can dream of. The game drives, morning and all day are amazing: we saw a lot oh hippos, a leopard (quite difficult in this season), jackals, etc.
The transfer from Livingstone to Muchenje and back was very good: every chauffeur was there on time, waiting for us.

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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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