Nxamaseri Lodge

Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge

Excellent(92%) From 58 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 58 of our travellers who have visited Nxamaseri Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 2-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Bird and fishing paradise at Nxamaseri

Excellent arrangements for meeting self-drive guests, car minding and transportation to and from the camp.

Although the exceedingly low water levels in the delta meant that the noises of wild animals heard from the camp had been replaced by cowbells and braying donkeys from nearby grazing animals, this did not detract from this water based experience.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.

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Ms B & Mr C - Maryland
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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camp needs repairs

We really liked our experience here, but the camp really was in poor repair.

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.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 16-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

Excellent place to stay. Welcoming and sociable host.

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.

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Mr J & Family from Winchester
Arrived on: 30-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Island Lodge

Wonderful lodge on its own island. River activities by boat or canoe.

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

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Mr C & Mrs C - Nam, Bots and VFA
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

What an amazing place. Superb scenery, bird life and wonderful people.

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.

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Ms H - Washington
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nxamaseri Lodge review

It was a shock to fine only 3 walls to out bungalow. I thought I was more like a hut. Very dark, lots of spiders. Bats in the room. I was happy to leave the lodge.

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.

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XX from London
Arrived on: 9-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Friendly and charming lodge in the panhandle

Nxamseri is a wonderful lodge in a beautiful, peaceful location.

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.

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Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nxamaseri was brilliant

Arriving at the beautiful lodge through acres of water lilies to a warm reception from Tiaan and Geraldine set the tone for our stay.

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.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful peaceful setting, lovely

Wonderful setting only accessible by boat, rooms hidden away in the forest at river's edge and very secluded, very friendly staff, we were the only guests and Tian ate with us, joined in star gazing etc. Very comfortable communal area although we didn't seem to have much time to sit in it!

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.



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Mr & Mrs F - West Midlands
Arrived on: 2-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Super, secluded setting.

This is a wonderfully secluded lodge in the heart of the Okavango Panhandle (a proper Okavango experience but without the high expense of flying into the delta).

We were given a warm, friendly welcome by everyone. The facilities and service were 'top notch' - apart from a slight problem with the tepid showers.

The manager and guides were very knowledgeable but very accessible. Our stay lacked for nothing.

We would highly recommend this to others.

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