Hakusembe River Lodge

Reviews of Hakusembe River Lodge

Good(86%) From 77 travellers
Excellent
32
Good
38
Average
5
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 77 of our travellers who have visited Hakusembe River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Kwando river cruise

Although the water level was unusually low, our guide managed to weave his way around the sandbags and rocks and, accordingly, wecsa2 a good number of animals and birds.

There are also interesting views of Angolans, a few yards away on the other bank, going about their daily activities.

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Mr &a Mrs G. from Ringwood
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Good
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Enjoyed our short visit

A lovely lodge, well laid out with great views over the river. We also enjoyed relaxing around the pool. This was a very convenient place to stay with welcoming and friendly staff. The bungalows were very comfortable, some of them located directly overlooking the river and others in a row behind (we had one of each). A nice touch was the fresh coffee brought to our rooms in the morning.

Dinner was buffet style with plenty of selection and the chef on hand giving you all the info you needed about the dishes he had prepared. A very personal approach.

For those wanting to stretch their legs it was safe to run (or walk) along the drive leading to the lodge.

While this lodge did not have the intimate feel of some of the others we stayed at we thoroughly enjoyed it and would visit again.

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Mr A & Mrs R - Nam VFAs in June
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Very nice lodge

Lovely lodge in a stunning setting with very friendly staff.

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Mr K & Mrs S - Netherlands
Arrived on: 13-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Club Med atmosphere

This lodge was fully occupied when we visited and this may have clouded our views.

The atmosphere did not seem authentic to us but reminded us somewhat of a Club Med settlement. Bungalows are nice, however, especially those located on the river. Dinner was a rather massive self service affair.

This lodge is fine for a stopover but not for a longer stay in our view.

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Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Pleasant lodge with river view

Great location and lovely grounds on the river overlooking Angola. Pleasant for walks amongst the cattle.

The rooms were clean and pleasant but the food was not as good as we experienced in other lodges.

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Mr R & Mrs M - Cape Namibia and Bots
Arrived on: 4-Mar-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Hakusembe.

Another Gondwana lodge. Excellent accommodation and staff. Better cook than at Canyon lodge.

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Mr C & Ms B - Terrace Bay
Arrived on: 29-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Great view of Angola from Hakusembe

A comfortable overnight stop to break a long journey. The rooms were spacious and well appointed, and the terrace of the restaurant with its view of Angola across the river was a good place to spend some time.

Everything about the lodge was pleasant without being spectacular, and for us it served its purpose well.

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Ms B & Mr C - Maryland
Arrived on: 25-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
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Very interesting place

We watched the sunset over the Kongola river. On the other side was Angola.

Lovely spot with great food; we wish we could have spent more time here, too.

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Mr. & Mrs. H - Woodbridge
Arrived on: 13-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Hakusembe Lodge review

Excellent modern chalet overlooking the river.

Good service

Enjoyable and informative river cruise in the late afternoon

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Mr & Mrs S - East Sussex
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Hakusembe Lodge nice setting

Accommodation was good, again beds comfy.

Service was good and staff polite and happy.

Food was good.

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