Reviews of Ngoma Safari Lodge
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Excellent accommodation, service, food and setting.
Although many activities were offered we were happy much of the time just to sit on the terrace and watch the animals below.
Judy, "stand-in" manageress was wonderful
A great place for our last few days.
Kasane to Cape Town Days 2 and 3
Ngoma had only been open a few weeks when we visited; Expert Africa's guinea pigs! We received a friendly welcome with cool drink and hot towel. This is the only lodge we've ever stayed at where all staff make a point of coming up to you and introducing themselves – not in hope of tips but simply to be friendly. We had a full and clear explanation of the facilities and house rules (No1 Don't walk without escort when dark, No2 Enjoy yourself!)
Rooms were superbly appointed with individual terraces overlooking the river below. These have very comfortable loungers for a snooze or sunbathe, though the loungers might get in the way if you wanted to use the outdoor shower. Loved the spooky kudu lights! There are wonderful views and lots of game to watch from rooms and terraces (personal or communal). Lunch took much longer than intended as we kept running off to peer at animals through the spotting scope!
Food was delicious and beautifully presented; 'the prettiest scrambled eggs I've ever seen' as one fellow guest remarked.
Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who, without exception, gave great service with a smile.
We enjoyed excellent game drives (sable all over the place!!) in quiet areas of Chobe and around the lodge with Bevam in his spanking new vehicle and a great boat trip with Kevin. We had met Bevam before as he had worked at Garden Lodge on our previous visit – he remembered us but, sorry to say, it took a little while before we worked out where we'd met before.
Ngoma is a fantastic new option around Chobe and will give the established operations a run for their money.