Reviews of Nxamaseri Lodge
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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Although the exceedingly low water levels in the delta meant that the noises of wild animals heard from the camp had been replaced by cowbells and braying donkeys from nearby grazing animals, this did not detract from this water based experience.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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Home from home at Nxamaseri Lodge
What a beautiful place! It really is so remote and peaceful. From our jeep and boat transfer to the lodge, we were constantly delighted. As the only guests at the Lodge, we were spoiled. It was certainly the best stay of our trip by a long way!
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.