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Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge
Palmwag Lodge

Reviews of Palmwag Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

36 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Palmwag 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, 7 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Palmwag Lodge.
Lion

0% success

Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Elephant

86% success

Giraffe

71% success

Oryx

67% success

Zebra

60% success

Black Rhino

43% success

Wildebeest

25% success

Brown Hyena

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

Showing 11-20 of 36
Duration
Arrival date
Mr M
Cambridge

"Palmweg is stunning"

3 nights Arrived 28 Aug 2016
"Real wilderness location but excellent facilities and helpful, welcoming staff

Do the sleep out if you can - we had to drive off a pride of lions before settling down to out tents." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr P & co
UK

"Palmwag Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Nov 2015
"A great location but very much caters for large groups.

This was particularly reflected in the food which compared to other lodges was relatively poor." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Good
M & M
Flanders

"Overnight stop"

1 night Arrived 10 Sep 2015
"We just stayed one night in between different sections of our holiday. The lodge is fine in all aspects but without any characteristics (that we discovered) that make it stand out.

It caters (when we were there) for group tourism with buffet-style dinner." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Average
Service:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Good
Mr S & Ms H
Belgium

"Palmwag Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 6 Sep 2015
"Superb location and facilities!

Only downpoint is that while they are trying to offer very good food, it is unfortunately quite tasteless. It isnt bad but just absent of good taste." See all these reviews: 10n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs F
Maidstone

"What an unexpected delight! So undersold!"

2 nights Arrived 2 Aug 2015
"We were told we were only the 4th group in 2015 but it was a fabulous experience! Definitely not glamping but bucket shower was great - for attracting leopard to our campfire but also functional!

Elifas and Kala looked after us fantastically well and Elifas had a superb nose for wildlife! Great elephant and hyena sightings but rhino also seen close to the camp.

One small downside - the drop loo was positively terrifying! A box with a fixed loo seat rather than a flimsy frame might have been more relaxing!!" See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
The W family
Holland

"Palmwag Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 14 Sep 2014
"During our stay they were building a new reception. Swimming pool was great and they keep two houseelephants!

Eating the Palmwagburger made three of us sick." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Average

Location:
Good
Service:
Average
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Poor
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs B
Hampshire

"Palmwag is a little gem"

1 night Arrived 27 Sep 2013
"Disabled persons review: All areas of this lodge were easily accessible.

Saw elephants right next to our room which was very exciting. The surrounding area excellent for walks.

This lodge was a pleasant surprise after being described as one of the oldest, we would have been happy to spend longer than the one night there." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 9n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr & Mrs D
Toronto

"Palmwag Lodge at par with lower expectations"

2 nights Arrived 30 Sep 2012
"We read lots of negative reviews about Palwag Lodge so we prepared for the worst. In fact, it wasn't bad at all.

The tents are worn out of course, & there are few things that need fixing. Service was all right. Not outstanding but not outrageously bad either.

Whilst here, we organised a full day excursion to see a Ovahimba community. They commented:

Good - Himba tour very interesting & worthwhile.

It just so happened that there were only two of us on that tour - my husband and I. The driver was great. We picked up our guide who translated from Otjihimba language into English. The overall experience was very interesting and unusual.

However, we had instances where we'd ask a question & the answer he translated for us seemed incorrect. For example, we asked whether their dresses and headpieces reflect their social or marital status & the answer we got was a simple no! It's hard to say whether the guide translated our question incorrectly or he simply did not want to go into great detailed talk with villagers... However, a knowledgeable guide should know these things and he should've given us a more detailed answer given he knows the lifestyle/customs/traditions etc.

We were really curios to find out more about people we met but somehow the guide wasn't really that helpful... Don't let our comments stop you from going on that tour, it will be very unique experience regardless of how knowledgeable your guide is." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Average
Service:
Average
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Poor
Food:
Average
Facilities:
Average
Mr J
Hants

"Palmwag Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Sep 2011
"Delightful !

I'm not actually sure the lodge had a reservation for us? It didn't actually matter as the lodge was only half full. This may simply be a perception as all other lodges consulted their reservation lists when we arrived - Palmwag didn't and then asked me if I had a reservation.....

One game-spotting activity taken - an evening drive with a sun-downer at the end. Very little game was actually seen, but we were not disappointed - Palmwag is not a "reserve" and covers a huge area so a bit of luck is required. The magic of the drive was in the scenery and the sunset at the end - splendid ! Beware, it is COLD at sunset !" See all these reviews: 11n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Mrs A x 5
Oxon

"Palmwag Lodge, well!"

2 nights Arrived 8 Sep 2011
"Our arrival at Palwag was not good. Tented accommodation had been booked for us, on arrival we were shown to 3 rooms in the centre of the camp, with views of the notice board and the loos. when questioned by 3 of us in turn, we were told that all the tents were booked. I pointed out that they had been booked by us 1 year ago.

Eventually we were told we could have 3 tents after all, as our vouchers stated 3 tents, so we moved, when we were settled, 1 couple was told they would have to move, unfortunately it was the least able couple. We later discovered that there was a group of Namibian conservationists on an inspection visit who were to have had the tents!

The general staff in the restaurant were good, the guide was good, but we all felt that the absence of a permanent manager was something that should be addressed sooner rather than later. There was a manager from HQ there for a few weeks. The result was that we felt they had tried to take advantage of us.

We would not want to come back here, which is a pity as the area is fantastic" See all these reviews: 20n in Namibia; 2n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Poor

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Poor
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Average
Showing 11-20 of 36
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