Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Reviews of Ndhovu Safari Lodge

Good(89%) From 114 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 114 of our travellers who have visited Ndhovu Safari Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
The M family - Hampshire
Arrived on: 5-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent setting right on river

Beautiful setting looking out over Okavango to elephants opposite.

Fairly basic camp style but relaxed and comfortable, all ate together in the evenings so met many different people, and Klaus a very attentive host.
He ran slightly rushed game drive in Mahango: we did better ourselves the next day. Well worth a visit. Nice evening river cruise.

Good curio shop selling the hand panted china they use at the lodge.

Worth knowing Klaus runs on Botswana time, i.e. 1 hour ahead of standard Namibia time, as so near the border.

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Mr and Mrs H from Scotland
Arrived on: 11-May-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge - a special place

We absolutely loved our two night stay at Ndhovu.

As the road was flooded we had to leave our car and get punted across the water to the waiting truck then be driven to the lodge, an unexpected and very enjoyable experience.

Johan and Monica were the perfect hosts and are clearly a major factor in the success of this lodge. We enjoyed two sun downer river cruises with Johann whose expert knowledge in all wildlife and in the wider ecology and politics of the area made both trips ones which we will treasure in our memories. Monica and Johann joined guests for the evening meal and were attentive to see that everyone was included in conversation. We learnt a lot about life in Africa from both of them, very interesting people.
Meals were communal with plenty of conversation and the food delicious.

Our tent, while fairly basic, was clean and was very much in keeping with the whole rustic, back to nature feeling of the whole lodge. We drove ourselves into Mahango Game Reserve spending most of the day there and would thoroughly recommend it. Plenty of wildlife including many birds and great to be able to go at your own pace.

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Mr and Mrs SA from Norfolk
Arrived on: 28-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Super river location lodge motel

Stayed here two nights with these friendly people and enjoyed excellent room, service and food. What more could one ask of a Lodge on the banks of the Okavango River than to be sung to sleep by the sound of hippos.

An ideal location for the Mahango Reserve.

We visited the Mahango Reserve three times while there and saw an amazing variety of game and birds.

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Mr & Mrs Y. from London
Arrived on: 10-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

The proprietor, Horst, was very hospitable, but the tents had no fan or a/c (but did have a hairdryer!).

The toilet was 5 feet from the bed (separated by canvas). No safe in tent. Cheap and ugly plastic shower stall in bathroom area. Water pressure poor. Activities overpriced.

The deck and bed were not like the photos on the supplied information sheet.

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Mr and Mrs A. from Shropshire
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Hippo in the garden!

Very rustic and simple camp with lots of charm.

Monica and Johan are welcoming hosts and make the delicious evening meal into a special occasion. Tents very close to river are linked to bathroom 'shacks' behind. Hi-light was watching hippos in river early in the morning and the manager coming along and pointing out a huge male, grazing on the lawn behind our tent!

We only stayed one night and didn't do any activities, but enjoyed the pool and lazing by the river.

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Mr and Mrs W Devon
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Made welcome, what a difference from last stay (at Kaisosi River Lodge)

Evening trips on the river excellent, guide what tremendous eyesight and knowledge.

Even had our car, which was caked in dust, washed what a service.

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Mr T & Mrs M from Newmarket
Arrived on: 23-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

This was a pleasant overnight stay but didn't offer a wide range of activities. We were treated to a hippo in the camp in the morning.

The lodge was conveniently situated for us to self-drive through the adjacent Mahangu Game Reserve.

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Mr J and family - three weeks Nam, Bots, Zim
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu Safari Lodge review

Great location with hippos snorting in the river very close to your tents. Great location to explore the Mahango National Park, which is worth a half day. Close to Poppa Falls too.

Mealtimes were lovely and guests were sat together to share stories of their day, which worked well.

Wonderful vegetarian food.

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Mr & Mrs F - Bristol
Arrived on: 8-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely location,people, drives and food

Probably our fourth or fifth stay in this lovely spot - just relaxing on the deck we watched otters playing in the river with a few hippo basking upstream while a fish eagle watched from a tall tree on the opposite bank.

Lovely sunsets from the boat and good company round the table at dinner. Horst really makes everyone welcome and took us on a great trip - seeing lots of roan, sable , tsebe and lechwe. The giant baobab is not to be missed.

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Mr D & Ms C - Canada
Arrived on: 28-May-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Ndhovu was my surprise of the trip

Wish I had stayed 2 nights here. Great hosts, great dogs, hippos at night which make every camp better.

The first place which had a separate meal made just for the wife {excellent} Did a nice little boat cruise but you can visit the nearby parks on you're own.

Johan and Monica really make this place work.

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