Hakusembe River Lodge

Reviews of Hakusembe River Lodge

Good(86%) From 72 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 72 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.
Mr & Mrs R - Surrey
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Delightful lodge, wonderful staff

The drive up from Grootfontein was easy and interesting and our reception very warm. The central decking area gives great views and firepit on the beach provides a popular relaxing area. The restaurant staff, enthusiastically let by Freda the cook served excellent meals with choice and fresh ingredients.

The boat trips guided by Mateus were very enjoyable and informative. The manager and Yvonne in the shop were very helpful and told us about the Living Museum which we enjoyed visiting.

Our room was convenient, clean and comfortable and the tray of hot drinks on our verandah in the morning a nice surprise.

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The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Lovely gardens overlooking river.

More like a country house hotel with beautiful grounds than a safari lodge. Good place to stay overnight on way to or from Caprivi strip.
Friendly helpful staff, very comfortable.

Good bird spotting by our guide on evening river cruise although probably not what most guests were particularly interested in.

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Mr and Mrs H from Scotland
Arrived on: 10-May-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge - a good stopover

For a one night stop over between east Etosha and Ndhovu Lodge, Hakusembe was a good choice. It's only a few minutes drive from Rundu so not much of a detour for our route. We did make good time on our journey and perhaps we could have made it to Ndhovu without this stop. This might have been preferable but on the other hand it would have been a long drive and not given us any margin for an unforeseen delay.

The lodge is in a lovely location right on the river and the gardens are pretty. We were given a warm welcome and were able to book ourselves on the sun downer river cruise. There was also time for a spot of relaxation by the pool. The lodge is larger than any other we stayed in and naturally there were a lot more people around than we were used to which does make it a bit less personal.

Our room was spacious and well appointed with a great view from the veranda over the river. A nice touch was the early morning delivery of coffee to the room.
The sun downer river cruise was enjoyable but was certainly aimed at the' champagne' rather than the wildlife.

The food was very acceptable with plenty of choice.

All staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 27-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A smart lodge motel

We just stopped the one night. Very smart lodge and excellent friendly service.

Views across the river from our room were good.

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Mr & Mrs Y. from London
Arrived on: 9-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

Superb views of Angola across the river. Very good room, with a/c. Great buffet food.

The activities were very good value - the best we encountered.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Shropshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Peaceful riverbank setting

Great location on the river near Rundu.

Lovely, well-equipped chalet room with view of villagers doing their washing on the Angolan bank! Dinner on the large deck after our excellent 'champagne sunset' cruise. Beautiful gardens with rooms well spread out.

Good overnight stop, though breakfast buffet was disappointing: nothing cooked to order and only white bread with margarine!

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Mr T & Mrs M from Newmarket
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

This was another overnight stop for us on our way to Etosha. There wasn't a huge variety of wildlife, but the location was pleasant, and the food first-class.

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Mr J and family - three weeks Nam, Bots, Zim
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

Lovely setting by the river. Food was nice and will cater for vegetarians if you ask.

Really more of a stopover location to break the journey from Etosha to the Caprivi Strip.

Very helpful staff.

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Mr A & Mrs M - Scotland
Arrived on: 30-Apr-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

Great Location and very friendly staff

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Mr and Mrs from Beccles
Arrived on: 2-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hakusembe Lodge review

Really enjoyed staying here although it was only for one night. Rooms fantastic. The sundowner was well worth the money. Saw our first hippo - what a sight!
Shared the sundowner cruise with one other couple, plus two bottles of bubbly and snacks- great!
Food buffet style with a good well cooked selection.
The access road was flooded but the transfer by boat to the lodge was smooth and well organised.

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