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River Dance Lodge
River Dance Lodge
River Dance Lodge
River Dance Lodge

Reviews of River Dance

Wildlife sightings and reviews

9 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited River Dance and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Nov-2018, 3 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at River Dance.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Hippo

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Buffalo

0% success

Eland

0% success

Elephant

0% success

Giraffe

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Sitatunga

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Wildebeest

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Zebra

0% success

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Mrs B - family
UK

"Relaxing stay at River Dance Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 25 Jul 2019
"We had a lazy stay here - we did the sunset cruise which was very pleasant but didn't drive to Mahango Park for a game drive as we wanted a break from driving.

The lodge was nearly an hour's drive from the park so if we had particularly wanted to go there it would have been better to stay at one of the lodges closer to the park. We had planned to visit the Buffalo park section of Mahango en route to Nkasa Rupara but in the event didn't have time. We do regret this.

The lodge itself was very pleasant with rooms and balconies (with sunbeds) overlooking the Kavango river." See all these reviews: 17n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Good
Sightings Report

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs M
Edinburgh

"Great location over the river."

1 night Arrived 4 Jul 2019
"Great location above the river, excellent staff, first sighting of hippos and crocodiles, lovely sunset on the river.

Rooms were lovely but could do with blinds on the glass doors in order to keep out the light in early morning.

Also a bit noisy in the early morning when staff arrived at the lodge." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Hippo

2 sightings

Mr C & Ms B
Macclesfi

"Interesting Accommodation over the River"

3 nights Arrived 22 Nov 2018
"Interesting accommodation with the bedroom and bathroom in separate buildings on a big deck - a torch is advisable at night! Very comfortable with a large bath and a shower, and a huge bed. The deck overlooked the river with plenty of human activity on the Angolan side and there was a-lot of birdlife in the surrounding trees, so always plenty to watch.

We spent two mornings on fishing activity, which was hugely enjoyable, although we didn't worry the fish!

The new owners are on site and are both hospitable and very easy to talk to, which makes this lodge an intimate and friendly place to stay." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Wallington
UK

"Beautiful location"

2 nights Arrived 9 Apr 2018
"The rooms are beautifully positioned above the Okavango. About half an hour drive to the local game reserve, with an abundance of animals.

Owners very friendly and enjoy constructing original (very tasty) menus.

Although I enjoyed the sunset river cruise, there really wasn't a lot to see compared to the Chobe a few nights later - a couple of hippos and a crocodile.

However, it is a wonderful place to spend a couple of nights." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mrs C
Shrewsbury

"Lives up to its name"

2 nights Arrived 27 Dec 2017
"What a beautiful place set in spectacular scenery, we loved everything about this place.

The design of the rooms & bathroom was amazing. The staff were really friendly, our host welcomed us very warmly & we felt they really wanted to share their home, including their lovely 8 year old daughter.

Wonderful setting for the dining area, lovely sofas to lounge in for a sundowner." See all these reviews: 27n in Namibia; 1n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs H
Bath

"A lovely place"

2 nights Arrived 18 Sep 2017
"A wonderful welcome by a dedicated and very friendly team, with a family atmosphere.

The rooms overhanging the river are excellent - all different and all special

The sunset cruise was great

We spent an excellent day driving ourselves around Mahango Reserve, with loads of animals" See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 1n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Ms L
Heathfield

"A fantastic location next to the river"

2 nights Arrived 25 Aug 2017
"We loved River Dance Lodge. The buildings have a modern feel and are architecturally interesting - for example, the bathroom and bedroom are on a decked area, with the bathroom as a separate 'pod' Our room had a great view across the river to Angola, facing the sunset. Very romantic and beautiful!

The meals at River Dance are delicious, and a lot of thought is put into the presentation. The service is good.

We also went on a sunset boat trip on the river which was lovely and enabled us to see local people going about their daily lives.

We would recommend River Dance Lodge as a relaxing and comfortable place to stay." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 6n in Botswana; 3n in Zimbabwe; 2n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr M
Chatteris

"River Dance Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 26 Jun 2017
"The Lodge is very comfortable and excellently run but it is poorly placed for animal and bird viewing." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Poor
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mr M
Stockport

"Lovely Location on the river"

2 nights Arrived 21 Jun 2017
"Evening meals were very good. It was slightly cold while eating so another layer would be well advised for this time of year.

Very restful spot. Birds aplenty and the odd warthog and deer in the lodge grounds.Good location for access to Mahango Park,where we saw lots of birds (first little bee eater)and animals including first hippo.

The lodge is owned and manned by the local community, which helps it run smoothly.

The local petrol station in Divundu accepts credit cards ( you pay in the supermarket)." See all these reviews: 8n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana; 2n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
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