Reviews of Lianshulu Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
59 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Lianshulu Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"really enjoyed our 4 night stay."
They even came to terms with my craving for English Breakfast Tea. Saw Sitatunga on 3 occasions but still failed to get a photo.
We did have to arrange for a different guide for the last day as Kennedy was getting a bit repetative but was a nice guy all the same.
Sorry to have to leave to make our way back home." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Lianshula great lodge with great activivities"
Our room was in a great location on the river with birds and monkeys. outside. the room had all we needed except a fan . It was hot in room but we new that we could open the windows and door to our patio and move the insect screens across. Other guests did not and hence the need for guests to be shown around their rooms which we were not here. Also when you cannot drink the tap water we expected some free bottle water to be available in room. This was the only lodge on our holiday in Namibia that did not supply this. Also there was a storm on first night with thunder and lightening and high winds, so when we returned to our room after dinner we saw the insect mesh was damaged and the mesh door of its runner at floor level. We asked for this to be repaired twice but even though we were assured it would be, nothing was done
The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly. The communal areas were very comfortable with great views of the river. The pool was refreshing with plenty of sun loungers and shade. Breakfast was only served from 7.30 but they supplied an excellent breakfast pack for our early departure.
We took a boat trip on the first evening with excellent game and bird viewing the highlight was a large group of elephant making a river crossing right in front of the boat. Kennedy was our excellent guide on the boat and on a great game drive the next morning when we had more great game viewing including very photogenic lions who kept posing for us in different locations. The game drive in the afternoon with a different guide was not as good." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
"Lianshulu Lodge review"
It is a shame that no drinkable water was provided free of charge but had to be purchased.
The check out was not well managed and there were discrepancies in the billing of couples in our group (of 3 couples) with some items finding themselves on the wrong bill." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 3n in Botswana
"Small lodge with warm welcome"
Animals walk though the camp and you are escorted at night. Lianshulu takes guests safety very seriously." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
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." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia; 1n in Botswana
"Fabulous setting and a great host"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Namibia; 5n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
"Excellent location; good game drives"
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" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Botswana; 2n in Namibia
Some activities listed are no longer run
eg night time safaris, guided walks, which was disappointing" See all these reviews: 25n in Namibia
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" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
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