Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
77 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
"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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"We loved it"
You can only reach it by boat and there are no other lodges in the immediate area, which makes it wonderfully tranquil. Our guide Adam was excellent and we saw so many new birds (to us) during our private boat and mokoro excursions. Tian, one of the owners, was extremely helpful.
The accommodation is simple and we are definitely not ones to 'rough it' but this was rustic in the best sense and we loved it. There is only a low wall at the front of the 'room' so it is open to the air unless you want to roll down a canvas cover. It was wonderful to wake up at dawn looking through the trees at the rising sun. It's the fresh air appeal of camping but in comfort!
With regard to the journey there from Maun, I have a few thoughts for Expert Africa based on our experience.
The A35, which is the road used for most of the journey to Nxamaseri, is indescribably awful. The size and sheer number of potholes, which join together to make avoidance impossible, makes this a challenge even for confident drivers. When you have been made late and feel you need to tackle it at 100kms per hour, it's even less fun. I suggest that EA should make clients aware of this when planning the itinerary so that they can decide whether they are happy to take it on. The separate sheet of details and directions supplied by EA contains a phone number not recognised by Tian at the lodge and caused confusion." See all these reviews: 8n in Botswana; 8n in Zimbabwe; 2n in Namibia
We'd also like to thank these travellers for updating us on the condition of the A35 - it sounds like some serious re-tarring needs to be done. We have taken note of this and will advise our travellers accordingly.
Our guide Adam was also excellent." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
Highly enjoyable excursions by boat and on foot. First rate, highly knowledgeable guide "P". Great food including freshly baked bread every day. Staff was the most dedicated we encountered on this trip. We may have felt spoilt because we were the only guests though.
Our only gripe was that monklies raided our hut three times on one day and took our malaria tablets (!) amongst other things. There was nothing that could be done to prevent this because the monkeys had learned to squeeze themselves under the screens facing the porch. Certainly it is not asking too much to make the huts monkey proof?" See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
"magical lodge on Okavanga delta"
The instructions from Expert Africa for meeting our welcome vehicle referred to a time change between Botswana and Namibia. These instructions were not relevant as the timechange was the following week and this caused confusion and bit of panic as crossing the border was slow.
The transfer from meeting the welcome vehicle to the lodge was exciting with a safari vehicle and river trip to the lodge with masses of yellow butterflies and wildlife.
Our room was lovely with only three sides and a view through the trees. Food was excellent and our trips with Adam punting a canoe through the reeds were glorious. We learnt a lot about the birdlife." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
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