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Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge
Ngoma Safari Lodge

Reviews of Ngoma Safari Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Ngoma Safari Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Nov-2018, 2 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Ngoma Safari Lodge.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

100% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

50% success

Buffalo

100% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Aardvark

0% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Sitatunga

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr & Mrs W
NH USA

"Ngoma Safari Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 10 Apr 2019
"Our stay was amazing. As this was our first Safari we did not know what to expect but the staff at Ngoma took a lot of care to see that we had a memorable experience.

Wesley and Roxanne were welcoming and made every effort to make us comfortable with the property and activities offered. Our guide Tabi was wonderful. His local knowledge of the animals and local bird life was very impressive. His ability to seek out viewing spots and describe the animal behavior enabled us to see the abundant wildlife living in the Chobe area. He really made every effort to make each day unique and special.

The food offered was amazing with the personal attention to detail that enables one to truly indulge. The staff worked very hard to please and catered to every individual wish. They were proud of what they did and genuinely concerned with the satisfaction of their guests. ." See all these reviews: 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Eland

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Ms M & Mr M
Calgary

"Luxurious accommodations in a varied park"

4 nights Arrived 5 Nov 2018
"This is a relatively new and very upmarket lodge. Cabins are beautiful & excellently furnished/provided. Indoor & outdoor shower as well as plunge pool. Elephants apparently drank form our plunge pool but sadly we weren't there to see it.

Meals were excellent with multiple choices and cooked to order if any of the menu didn't suit. This included gluten-free options
Expansive views across the river valley with herds of buffalo, zebra & wildebeest visible. Also animals come to the distant waterhole.

Again the guides here were excellent & patient so we had many sightings & were able to spend quiet time just observing.

A positive is that the lodge has a boat and you can spend much of a day on the river & see crocs, hippos & many water birds that can't be seen elsewhere.

A minor negative is that the river valley is quite long so generally game drives include quite a long distance "in transit".

This park has a very large elephant population and sightings are frequent, up-close and with very large herds. SO if you are an elephant lover this is the place.

It is also a relatively short distance from Kasane airport (quite new & modern) with paved road all the way." See all these reviews: 4n in Botswana; 4n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wild dog

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr A & Mrs L
Norfolk

"One of the Best"

3 nights Arrived 14 Sep 2017
"We entered back into Botswana from the Caprivi Strip at Ngoma, once again without difficulty. One tip however is that as Botswana is particularly keen not to let foot and mouth disease into the country, there are regulations that EVERY pair of shoes you have must be dipped in a disinfectant bath on entry. Have them easily accessible and it will avoid having to unpack your luggage to find them.

We found this spectacularly located lodge very much to our taste. High quality, friendly, informal and very efficiently run by Judy, who we understand was the relief manager - a lovely lady! As with all the places we stayed, Ngoma catered for our preference for an individual table for meals outside without any problem at all and this was appreciated.

It is outside the Chobe National Park but there is a gate within 15 minutes drive. We were there at the peak of the dry season and so the reality was that all roads lead to the river's edge as the animals all congregate there for grazing and water. Makes for good sightings of mixed game.We particularly enjoyed the all-day safari. Drive for an hour to Kasane and board the lodge's boat for a couple of hours game viewing on the Chobe river. Then travel through the park - stopping for a picnic lunch - during the afternoon back to the lodge. Recommended." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 8n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr Bob Farrell
USA

"Ngoma Safari Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 12 May 2017
"Grounds are beautiful, lodges, beds and baths, rooms spotless !!! food all services were below par.

Game rangers exceptional" See all these reviews: 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr R & Mrs M
UK

"Ngoma."

3 nights Arrived 7 Mar 2017
"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." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia; 4n in South Africa; 3n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Mr & Mrs W-J
UK

"Kasane to Cape Town Days 2 and 3"

2 nights Arrived 9 Aug 2011
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 3n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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