Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
72 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Nxamaseri Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Wonderfull place off-grid at Okavango"
"Special people @ a special place in Nxamaseri"
Special compliments for our guide, Mr P (we called him Mr Ooievaar, he knows - as he wanted to know the word stork in Dutch) who was very passionate. Showed us the redbilled stork by getting out the boat and go around slowly to see if we could get a better view. Furthermore showed us the fish eagle hunting by preparing a fish for him and throwing it in the water and last but not least told a lot about the people and their habits and culture which was so nice to hear and experience (making necklace from a water lily which the local people do when people get married etc). We went also with mokoro's with him.
thank you to the team for the champagne for our anniversary!
the only thing we regret but that's the season we travelled in is the lack of water, so we had to go by car to the edge of the river and only a few minutes by boat to the lodge. This means the local people also are working in the area which we could hear (trucks, building activities, their cows etc) so this doesn't give the feeling of being on an island, nice and peaceful and being in the bush." See all these reviews: 14n in Botswana; 4n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Nxamaseri - heaven!"
The young managers were like a breath of fresh air. They were so friendly and lively and it felt as if we were visiting their home. One of them was always in attendance if we were in the guest area and nothing was too much trouble. We were extremely fortunate to have the entire site to ourselves for one day, so it felt like our own private island.
The journey to the lodge, some 45 minutes by 4x4 and then boat, was amazing. We had own own guide for the entire stay; he was friendly and informative and clearly loved his sharing his home environs with visitors. The boat trips were designed to meet our wishes and interests; the early morning mokoro trip and the sundowner boat trip were both outstanding.
The food was absolutely of 5 star standard and plentiful. The managers ate with the guests and were attentive to everyone.
We can't really praise this place enough; it was the the highlight of our trip.
A word of warning: in September 2018 we found the state of the road, both north of the lodge (to the Namibian border) and south (through Gumare), absolutely treacherous. The locals describe "potholes", which is a gross understatement. The holes are continuous, often stretching across the entire road, and a man could easily lie down inside them. They are very hard to spot until you are on top of them. It is possible to drive off the tar road, as many do to avoid the holes, or you will have to slalom through. Either way, please do take extra care and allow plenty of time to drive slowly on these sections." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
"Nxamaseri Lodge review"
Our guide was very helpful throughout our stay. We enjoyed the activities we participated in particularly a trip to the nearby Tsolido Hills. There are excellent opportunities for spotting birds.
The atmosphere around the lodge was friendly and relaxing but the staff at the same time were professional and efficient. Meals are served at a communal table which can lead to good interaction between guests." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Nxamaseri Lodge review"
Food and accommodation were very good, although a mosquito net in the cabin would not be a luxury." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Fabulous lodge surrounded by waterlillies"
Nxamaseri allocates a guide to each visitor and this is great as it enables you to do whatever you want at a time that suits you and the guide can respond to your interests and knowledge level." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Superb and private hideaway"
We loved the chalets, with the front being completely opened which meant getting to hear lots of animals in the night and early morning. The staff - Tiaan and others, and our guide, Phoraki - were all brilliant. The food is definitely another memorable thing about staying at Nxamaseri - the lady who cooks does an incredible job - the beef and then pork chops for dinner were amazing.
Really cannot fault anything there. Definitely worth coming back!" See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Luxury in the middle of nowhere"
As made plain on the website, this is a fishing and birding spot, not a game lodge, but we are not obsessives at either and had a great time over two days.
It may just have been chance but the clientele was very diverse by typical game lodge standards - not in a bad way!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Namibia
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Lots of birds seen" See all these reviews: 23n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana
"Fishing in the panhandle "
Excellent numbers of birds on view plus crocodile and hippo, and even the odd elephant. Fishing expeditions are also available and anyone can fish with a lure without any previous experience.
Unless you are a fanatical devotee of Bushman art do not go on the one available vehicle journey to nearby hills as the tour of the sight can be disappointing depending on how much of the terrain you are able to traverse. In any event, this trip is an extra and in our view is grossly overpriced." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana
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