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
"Bird and fishing paradise at Nxamaseri"
Although the exceedingly low water levels in the delta meant that the noises of wild animals heard from the camp had been replaced by cowbells and braying donkeys from nearby grazing animals, this did not detract from this water based experience. Our private guide Adam was brilliant, and we thoroughly enjoyed the fishing trips and makoro activities on the beautiful water-lilly covered waters. The birdlife was stunning - every bit as good as we were expecting.
The camp accommodation was spacious enough, but appeared to be in need of some refurbishment, (which is apparently due early 2017). For example, holes in the mosquito nets.
The common areas were pleasant, with a nice camp fire area and a communal dining table to encourage sociable evening chat. The lack of modern-day trappings such as Wi-fi, cell phone coverage and mains electricity enhances the wilderness experience to which the camp aspires.
The food was a little disappointing. Breakfasts and light lunches were reasonable, but the evening meals were not inspired, and the 'lamb chops' served on our third night were actually inedible. The staff however were all friendly and attentive and the service was good." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
"camp needs repairs"
We were surprised because this was the most expensive stop on our trip. Even our bug net had holes in it.
Tsodilo Hills was enchanting, and birdwatching on the river was fantastic." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Nxamaseri Lodge review"
Our knowledgeable and friendly guide, Adam, looked after us from picking us up from our car to dropping us off again at the end of our stay. Boat and canoe trips excellent
Excellent and socialable meals in the company of the other guests." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Nxamaseri Island Lodge"
As the brochure says - not much big game, but the bird life is plentiful and the whole experience truly amazing.
Our best time on this trip" See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
"Nxamaseri Lodge review"
All the staff were very helpful and welcoming and we had an excellent guide, Phuraki, who guided us on both days, including a mokoro trip and a visit to the Tsodilo hills,, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We had our own boat allocated to us for our stay.
Tian was the perfect host and the food was superb." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
"Nxamaseri Lodge review"
Fish, out guide, took wonderful care of us. He's very knowledgeable. We took a boat cruise and Fish was able to find some rare birds. Our trip to Tsodillo Hills was an amazing experience. Fish's friend Boo was our Bushman guide. He was very informative." See all these reviews: 7n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in South Africa; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Friendly and charming lodge in the panhandle"
The accommodation is comfortable and the staff are helpful and friendly.
We had a fantastic three days including a visit to the Tsodilo Hills with their ancient San art (worth the journey despite the terrible roads), fishing on the Okavango river (with mixed success) and a trip for some of us in genuine wood Mokoro canoes." See all these reviews: 10n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe
"Nxamaseri was brilliant"
Our room was large and comfortable with netting walls (no hot water tap at the basin but a large pot of hot water delivered on request).
Our guide Fish was exceptional, in tune with his environment and sensitive to our interests. Our boat and mokoro trips were enjoyable and informative. A picnic boat trip to the "Red Cliff" to see the nesting swallows was highlight as was brief period fishing for tiger.
Meals at the single dining table were enjoyable occasions with a good variety of well cooked meals produced by Tiny the cook." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana
"Beautiful peaceful setting, lovely"
Lovely river safaris by boat and mokoro, many birds, hippos etc.
Hippos pretty noisy at night!
Would love to return. Stayed 2 days but so relaxing could have stayed an extra night." See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Home from home at Nxamaseri Lodge"
Absolutely wonderful staff - everyone we met was like a close friend! We had some excellent chats with Geraldine and Tiaan over dinner/drinks and Adam and Fish were excellent guides!
The food was hearty and tasty - loved the fresh bread. The inclusive drinks was a real treat - thank you! The rooms were quirky - we had an open air room which meant we could hear the hippos at night. This was surprisingly relaxing! Even though the temperature dropped at night, the bed was very warm and we were provided hot water bottles. Our only minor issue was a faulty water heater for our shower but Tiaan was determined to resolve the problem for us.
The activities were all a lot of fun - from the Mokoro trip to our multiple fishing/sundowner boat trips - we lived getting out on the water and learned a lot about the water bird life. Car parking at the village worked very well. Glad to help the locals in return for safe keeping of our van." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia; 4n in Botswana
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