Muchenje Safari Lodge

Reviews of Muchenje Safari Lodge

Excellent(95%) From 122 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 122 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 and Mrs H from Scotland
Arrived on: 20-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Muchenje Safari Lodge- A Wonderful Stay

We thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at Muchenje.

Robert and Joy run this lodge with passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail. They interact with all guests and everyone is made to feel welcome. The organisation of activities runs like clockwork and Joy's ability to notice when a particular grouping of guests may not be successful and to make arrangements accordingly, was very much appreciated.

The full day activity of river cruise and game drive is a winner. The only downside being that we wished it had been longer! We also loved the early morning bush walk , the local night drive and the sun-downer drive into Chobe. The quantity and quality of wildlife in this area is outstanding.

Our room was spacious, tastefully decorated,had a veranda with a great view and an excellent shower in the bathroom. The communal areas are well equipped with comfortable seating and lots of interesting books.The pool is set in pretty gardens and there are a number of seating areas as well as a fire pit. Staff join guests for communal meals which makes for great conversation. The food is plentiful and delicious.

We found the staff at Muchenje to be particularly engaged, friendly and highly competent. This was probably the best run lodge of our trip. We would highly recommend it for a stay.

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Scottish lovers of Africa
Arrived on: 13-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Much game at Muchenje

Muchenje is a most luxurious camp in a stunning location on an escarpment overlooking the Chobe River. The managers, Robert and Joy, run a tight ship and everything runs like clockwork. The staff were all friendly, confident and competent and did everything they could to ensure that we had a great experience there. This even included warm ponchos and hot water bottles for our early morning drives! Although we were only there for two nights, Robert ensured that we packed as much as possible into our stay.

On our one full day, we enjoyed an early morning drive followed by breakfast, and then a full day trip which included a cruise down the Chobe River in the lodge's boat, lunch beside elephants enjoying the water, and a drive back through the park, the highlight of which was observing a pride of some 13 lions, lionesses and cubs as they communicated with one other and interacted with a herd of buffalo! Bee, our guide, was excellent, e.g. using the actions of other animals to spot lions and a leopard.

Chobe National Park offers a huge variety of game and we were richly rewarded with great sightings each time we went out. As we were the only two guests on our second night, Robert and Joy joined us for a dinner beside the pool, where we were later joined by some elephants coming in to drink.

Overall, Muchenje offers the lot - superb location, excellent facilities, delicious food, knowledgeable and confident staff and a rich variety of game.

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Mr. B - Hertfordshire
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 from Newmarket
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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