Lianshulu Lodge

Reviews of Lianshulu Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 55 travellers
Excellent
38
Good
10
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 55 of our travellers who have visited Lianshulu Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mrs F. from London
Arrived on: 5-May-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
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Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
Average
Average

Small lodge with warm welcome

We stayed here in March 2017 and the same good service and warm welcome applied. Due to recent rains Lianshulu has been able to resume boat trips and this was excellent travelling along the river between Botswana and Namibia with lots of birds, hippo and elephant. The very high elephant grass on this visit (April) made it hard to spot smaller wildlife although we did see lion.

Animals walk though the camp and you are escorted at night. Lianshulu takes guests safety very seriously.

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Mrs C. from Shrewsbury
Arrived on: 25-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
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Stunning setting

This was my favourite place of all.

A beautiful large open reception/seating area with gorgeous views of the river & sunsets, fantastic thatched rooms with lovely balconies frequented by birds & monkeys.

Our host Michael was exceptional, very knowledgable, clearly passionate about his role & always had time to talk & find bird names that we didn't know.

The staff were so cheerful & friendly & gave excellent service. We had lovely afternoon tea & really good meals. So glad we stayed here for 2 nights.

Only downer was the river trip where our driver kept falling asleep when we parked up to watch wildlife, his boat handling skills were poor. I spotted more birds than him.

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Piotr & Glen from London
Arrived on: 30-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Fabulous setting and a great host

The first night we were the only guests at the Lodge which meant that we felt as if we were staying in a totally private venue! Excellent. We really enjoyed relaxing on the observation deck with book and cold beers, watching the elephants across the river and hippos, of which there were many!

We had a great river cruise with Alfred, saw lots of hippos, and our sun-downer was made super special by a sudden arrival of a herd of elephants on the river bank where we were having our wine! We were served a delicious dinner, at a lovely set table on the massive veranda deck, and slept incredibly well!

The next day had an awesome drive with Dusty - quiet to begin with but again, the sun-downer stop by the Hippo Pool was made super special by another - this time even bigger - herd of elephants (we counted at least 30, with lots of little ones) which came over to drink from the river. And the massive croc which was trying to get to one of the little elephants but was effectively nearly stampeded by protective mum and aunts was a sight to see! Superb. Food on the second night was great again and also we would like to mention how nice, friendly, laid back and helpful Annette, the manager, was to us, as was Michael from the nearby Lianshulu Bush Camp.

All of the other staff were also very friendly! The swimming pool is also a great option for a bit of chilling out and cooling down.

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Mr & Mrs R from Salisbury
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Excellent location; good game drives

Very nice location inside Mudumu Park, by the river.

Extremely well appointed guest rooms in the gardens.

Enjoyed two game drives in the park.

If there is to be any minor criticism, the kitchen seemed to be trying a little too hard to over-complicate the food, but that is largely a matter of personal taste

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Mr K. from Hexham
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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great

wonderful lodge and location.

Some activities listed are no longer run
eg night time safaris, guided walks, which was disappointing

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Mr. and Mrs. H, from Bath
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Real Africa

An excellent lodge in a brilliant location.

We went on two sunset cruises and one game drive, all excellent.

We were right in the middle of a migration of 300 elephants as they crossed the river.

The managers and staff were all kind and thoughtful

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Dr S - Loughborough
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
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Facilities:
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Lots to do

This lodge provides both river based cruises and Landcruiser safaris into the Bush.

Lots of animals and birds to see and exceptionally friendly staff with excellent food and service.

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Mr P & Mrs E - Pelican Point Lodge
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
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Activities:
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Facilities:
Good
Good

Lianshulu Lodge review

Lovely place and wonderfully welcoming staff.

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Mr A & Mrs R - Nam VFAs in June
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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We loved this lodge, another fabulous setting

The staff here are adorable and make a stay here very special. Animals wander in this camp which is magical.

Need two nights here to really appreciate it.

We lost some important documents and had to be returned to Windhoek. Expert Africa, the managers and staff pulled out all the stops to ensure this blip didn't spoil our fantastic holiday.

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Mr M. from STOCKPORT
Arrived on: 23-Jun-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Disappointing Stay

Set in a wonderful location. We enjoyed afternoon tea sat out admiring the view and watching a golden tailed wood pecker and little bee eaters.

The room was okay, although due to just mosquito screens on some windows it was draughty and not very warm. The lack of power in the room was a set back, plus no hot water in the morning for a shower as the noisy room generator kicked in at 7am.

The evening meal was nothing special, and breakfast took an age to set up but was ok when it finally arrived.

Not one to repeat.

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