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Shametu River Lodge
Shametu River Lodge
Shametu River Lodge
Shametu River Lodge
Shametu River Lodge

Reviews of Shametu Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Sep-2018, 1 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Shametu Lodge.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

0% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Roan antelope

100% success

Sable antelope

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Aardvark

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Sitatunga

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

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Mr & Mrs R
Aberdeen

"Strange welcome at Shametu River lodge"

2 nights Arrived 27 Sep 2018
"We arrived at the gate to the camp to a very strange security man. We eventually just drove past him into the camp. The welcome was friendly but it would have helped if someone had showed us around the lodge and our room. For example our safe did not work as per the instructions. We went back to reception to be told safe did not work electronically and we should use the safe key.

Our tent had a great position on the river with a family of water otters living just in front of the tent. To give privacy from other tent and chalets at the side of the tent, our tent windows had their flaps nearly and partly closed. this meant their was little natural ventilation. However this issue was solved as tent had a fan and air conditioning. The tent was made by its location by the river.

The food was good and service pleasant. The bar area by the the river was nicely located but would have benefitted with more comfy chairs in place of the benches. the pool was refreshing but needed more sun loungers and shade.

We went on a game drive to the Mahango National Park on the first morning and the game viewing was good with a lot of birds. A lunch time mokoro trip was relaxing but also involved visiting the small islands by the Popa Falls with the chance to swim in rock pools. The sun-downer boat trip on the Kavango River was also enjoyable with close encounters with crocodiles and hippos, then a chance to watch the sunset over the Popa Falls.

The game trip to the " buffalo" area of the Bwabwata National Park took a forty minute drive to get in the park. Game viewing was quieter than the Mahango National Park but people said it was normally better" See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Roan antelope

1 sighting

Sable antelope

1 sighting

Wildebeest

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mrs CH
Wimbledon

"Lodge by Poppit Falls"

2 nights Arrived 27 Mar 2017
"Our stay at Shametu was slightly disappointing. There was extensive remodelling of the grounds which was underway when we were there and our first afternoon we were unable to sit outside on the very pleasant terrace to our cottage due to a powersaw and concrete mixer which made a loud racket.

The cabin itself was lovely with good facilities and a pleasant design. The paths were being laid and we had to tip toe around the grounds amongst concrete debris. We were the only guests and we felt as if we were slightly in the way as so much rebuilding was going on.

The design of the main lodge was nowhere near as sympathetic to the surroundings as other lodges we stayed in.

Restaurant staff were absolutely lovely to us." See all these reviews: 26n in Namibia; 2n in Botswana
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
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