Hakusembe River Lodge

Reviews of Hakusembe River Lodge

Good(86%) From 82 travellers
Excellent
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Below are independent comments from 82 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.
Ts from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 12-Jan-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe River Lodge review

Lovely room right on the river.

We went on the sunset boat trip which was brilliant with an excellent guide.

Staff here were very attentive and made us feel very special on our honeymoon!

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Mr & Mrs R from Syderstone
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hakusembe River Lodge Review

Our room was large and there was much attention to detail in the furnishings. We particularly enjoyed the books of Namibian historical tales. The balcony had a direct view of the river so we could watch the villagers and animals on the Angolan side.

Food was excellent, with plenty of choice. Dinner consisted of a set starter and dessert, with a buffet main. The staff were attentive and very friendly during meals and their after-dinner entertainment was well received. However, during the day staff were not much in evidence; certainly not the constant attention that is paid at some other lodges.

A flask of coffee and biscuits were left outside the room first thing in the morning, which was a thoughtful touch.

We enjoyed the sundowner cruise along the river, but otherwise felt that there was little to do either at the lodge or in the area. After busy days driving to waterholes in Etosha, this was a peaceful time, but, personally, we wanted more. It feels very much like a one-night stop for most people, which is a shame.

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Crooks from Bristol
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe River Lodge review

This was the largest and busiest lodge we visited on our trip.

The location overlooking Angola and not far outside Rundu was good with interesting views across the river. The check in was well managed and our room was comfortable. The grounds of the lodge were well kept and easy to stroll in.

Our buffet evening meal included a singing and dancing performance by some of the lodge staff, some of whom appeared to be more enthusiastic than others about their participation.

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Mr J & Ms J from Devon
Arrived on: 15-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Excellent one night stop

The rooms are superb and it is a shame to use them for just one night. The river cruise was OK, but we didn't see a lot of wildlife.
The meals are buffet style and the food good. This is quite a large lodge and quite commercial, but well run and a relaxing setting by the river.

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Mr R from Napier
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe River Lodge review

Only spent 1 night here ,

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Dr M. from Loughborough
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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
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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 from Berbs
Arrived on: 24-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very nice lodge

Lovely lodge in a stunning setting with very friendly staff.

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Mr K & Mrs S from NL
Arrived on: 13-May-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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
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Average
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Food:
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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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