Nunda River Lodge

Reviews of Nunda River Lodge

Good(82%) From 26 travellers
Excellent
11
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 26 of our travellers who have visited Nunda River Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr L & Family from Denmark
Arrived on: 14-Aug-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good place near Popa Falls

This was a nice and kind place to stay near Popa Falls (that are not really interesting at all - just rapids - especially not after seeing Epupa Falls). The safari tents were a bit old and the interior an could need an update, but the staff were kind. Especially dinner and breakfast had a high quality and the staff sang after dinner (gave a little performance). That was a positive surprise.

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Mr & Mrs R from Syderstone
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
Good
Good

Nunda River Lodge review

Lovely room on the riverside. All very comfortable. The view from the toilet was great!

The food was very good and we liked the fact that the manager and family ate with the guests and spoke to everyone during the meal. The only disappointment was on the braai night, when some guests took far too much, leaving no seconds for us! So get to the dining room promptly!

It was easy to visit Mahango Park in our vehicle, but we were grateful for the advice on routes from the manager. The Park has plenty of wildlife, including water animals.

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Mr & Mrs P from Staffs
Arrived on: 18-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Another marvellous riverside location.

This was or 2nd stop in the Caprivi strip this time along the Kavango river. The accommodation was overlooking the river, with a large veranda to enjoy the view. And also to listen and see the Hippos in the water.

The lodge owner provided a warm welcome, and we found the level of service very good. We enjoyed a river cruise down to Popa Falls and managed to see a couple of crocodiles along the way.

We also enjoyed an interesting and informative game drive in the Mahango NP

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Mr & Mrs S from E Sussex
Arrived on: 16-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Munda River Lodge right on the river

Our accommodation was a thatched chalet overlooking the Kavango river. The room was tired and in need of a freshen up.

The restaurant and bar are sited really well also overlooking the river.

The food was good and the service if anything a little too quick which shortened the evening.

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Mr & Mrs M from Kingsley
Arrived on: 2-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Nunda River Lodge review

Excellent location, lovely spacious rooms with a big balcony overlooking the river, hippos and crocs. Nice bars and restaurant on decks over the river with good food and very friendly staff.

Drove to Mahango National park which is very close and was most enjoyable and did a sunset cruise to Popa Falls with an excellent guide and great views of the wildlife and birds. The cruise took an unexpected turn halfway through as our guide did a mid river rescue of some Germans whose boat was stuck on the rocks as the engine had failed. Much more exciting than we ever could have imagined !

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and could have stayed longer.

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Mr & Mrs V from Surrey
Arrived on: 18-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
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Lovely river position.

Cameron, the charming manager, met us at the door. He was full of very useful information about what to do in the area. He suggested which parks to visit and the best times of day to visit them and told us it was easy to self drive in the parks.

We did a river trip but the guide was not very good so we didn't repeat it. It was delightful to sit on our balconies watching the birds, hippos and otters playing in the river. The grounds were full of interesting birds, even a paradise flycatcher and his mate were there to greet us!

Lunches were a bit boring but the dinners were lovely.

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Ms C & Mr M from Hants
Arrived on: 11-Nov-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
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Nunda River Lodge review

We liked Nunda very much. The staff were extremely friendly, and the birding guide was especially good. Accommodation was nice, and the environment was very pleasant.

Breakfast was good, but the supper was mainly shop bought and some combinations were weird and not nice e g potato and blue cheese soup! . If they improved their evening food, it would be super.

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Mrs B from Hampshire
Arrived on: 11-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Facilities:
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Nunda River Lodge review

Lovely tent right on the River bank, with plenty of noise from the Hippos!
Lovely river view with lots of locals fishing and going up and down the River in tiny boats.
Well organised dining room with good service,wine,and food. well the coffee could have been Better.
Great boat trip, with guide knowledgeable on birds and anecdotes of local culture. Poppa falls worth a trip,more rapids than falls though!
Drove ourselves round Mahango park,just down the road, with satisfying view of Lechwe.
Nice pool for a spare moment in the garden.

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Mr G & Mrs S from UK
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
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Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
Excellent
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Big Tigers at Nunda

Again this was not our first choice at this location first choice would be Ndovu

Having said that this lodge is very good Its got great rooms , good food ,good tiger fishing

But I just got the sneaky feeling the owners ( there are three of them there ) would really rather not have you around if it was not for your cash . A shame really all they need is a good front of house man and the place would improve no end and they could get back to what ever they like doing !!












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Mr J & Ms J from Devon
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Superb location but tent needed upgrading

The lodge is in a superb position on the river and we had a river front tent. However, it was supposed to be a "luxury" tent, which was far from true. The zips didn't close and the mosquito net was filthy and had holes in it which had beed stuffed with tissues.

I reported the zip to Cameron, the owner, who said something would be done about it but nothing was. Apart from a luggage rack and hanging rail (which kept falling down) there was nowhere to put anything in the tent. A chair would have been handy.

The bar service at mealtime was poor. We booked 2 walks and when we appeared for them, they hadn't been organised, My village walk was was hurriedly arranged, but my partner didn't get his bird walk. There was a mistake on the bill when we came to pay.

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