Susuwe Island Lodge

Reviews of Susuwe Island Lodge

Excellent(94%) From 25 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 25 of our travellers who have visited Susuwe Island Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr P - California
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Susuwe Island Lodge

Awesome!!!!

Nice small private lodge. Staff were unbelievable, food was terrific.

Game drives and boat drives very spectacular. Animals were ever present. Breathtaking encounters.

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Mr A & Mrs M - Scotland
Arrived on: 4-May-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Susuwe Island Lodge review

Wonderful location

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Mr and Mrs from Beccles
Arrived on: 6-Mar-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Susuwe Island Lodge review

Only stayed one night. We had booked to stay at Lianshilu Lodge but as it was being refurbished we were offered Susuwe.

This is very much an up market lodge with prices for drinks reflecting this. The rooms are enormous and the attention to detail excellent. If you want solitude and privacy this is the place for you . For us it was a bit quiet and we were not offered any activities and not told about the afternoon tea, so missed out on that which was disappointing! The food was delicious but there was not enough of it!

The staff were attentive and professional.

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Mr & Mrs B - Kent
Arrived on: 27-Feb-2015 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Susuwe Island Lodge review

Leaving the car at Kongola police check point , we were meet on time and transported into the Bwabwata National park to the Lodge on an island in the Kwando river system. Well laid out lodge with excellent staff and good food .

The evening boat trip was rather dull . The route we took had limited birding and tall papyrus reeds which blocked any field of vision though other guests who took the game drive option that evening had good viewing.

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Mrs B from hampshire
Arrived on: 14-Oct-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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An Amazing place

No problem meting the driver, and leaving our car at the police post. This really did need a 4x4, luckily they took us from there in one. last small part by boat to a truly magical island resort. The main area is built cleverly round a huge mangosteen tree! a climb to an amazing view from the top. The bungalow was quite near,which was nice with a luxurious bathroom entrance hall and a spacious bedroom. Outside to cap it all a great deck with a plunge pool.
Delicious food well served, we could not quite understand the wine system ,but it was fine
The game drive and boat trips were very rewarding, amazing elephants by the oxbow lake, well informed guides, good bird men
If you want to treat yourself to some luxury, this is the place

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Mr J & Ms J - Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 17-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A beautiful place to stay

A beautiful place to stay. The staff all seemed happy and helpful and a lovely atmosphere about the place, with a resident dog, who was good fun.

The food was excellent and so were the guides. Electricity is limited because of their location and power is supplied by a generator so there was no air conditioning in the room, apart from a fan, so it was very hot at night. The river trips and game drive were excellent.

I would highly recommend this exclusive lodge and wish it all the success in the future.

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Ms W & Mr C - Dorset
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Idyllic island location, a very special place

What a fabulous location 25 mins drive down a sandy track (4x4) essential, then a short boat trip across to the lodge. Lovely warm welcome checking whether we wanted lunch even it was past lunchtime. Rooms very truly memorable, enormous bathroom lovely veranda over looking river with own plunge pool.

Food was first class and service exemplary. Afternoon tea was mouthwatering esp the flour less chocolate cake. We did the two evening game drives seeing the herds of elephants by the river and especially two of them playing/ fighting was a highlight. We also did the river cruise in the morning lots of wildlife to see close up and an exceptional guide.

This was without doubt a unique lodge with exceptional high standards. I would really like to keep it a secret as it is so special.

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Mr d. from London
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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susuwe eclusivity

This was exceptional !

The location on an island with fabulous excursions and great food and amazing service was all great

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Mr P & Mrs A - new year in Namibia and Botswana
Arrived on: 3-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Luxury in middle of a game reserve

Susuwe shares with Nxamaseri (our previous stay) being located on an island. It is in a remote part of Bwabwata National Park in the Caprivi Strip. It also shares being amazingly comfortable and well run considering the logistics necessary to supply it.

We were met by our guide, Bevan at the entrance to the National Park having had an easy drive across the border from Botswana and along most of the Caprivi Strip on excellent roads. As we had a 4x4 we followed our guide who had a Lodge 4x4 and parked our vehicle within sight of the Lodge to be conveyed across the river in a small boat. Those without 4x4s have to leave their vehicle at the police post at the park entrance.

Accommodation is to a very high standard, a large suite of attractive rooms in individual thatched "cottages" and again our Guide was excellent, and proved very knowledgeable (this seems to be the norm in Namibia). Other staff were very welcoming and so was the manager and the food was to a high standard. Modern features like WiFi also worked well.

One of the best features about this excellent place to stay is its location, in a game park with a huge variety of animals and birds. We did several tours both by 4x4 and by boat and apart from seeing 35 species of birds we were also lucky enough to get a very good sight of a young leopard who was unsuccessfully trying to hide in a bush. Having lived in and visited Africa many times this was our first good sighting of a Leopard an animal which is generally very difficult to find.

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Mr. & Mrs. F - Harrow
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Susuwe Island Lodge review

Our collection at the police post was a bit disorganised as we had to wait an hour in the hot sun for another couple as they had been told that collection time was an hour later than ours.

The location and accommodation were superb but the game drives were a bit disappointing. The guide didn't seem to have his heart in it.

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