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Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge
Hoodia Desert Lodge

Reviews of Hoodia Desert Lodge

Wildlife sightings and reviews

168 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Hoodia Desert 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 Jun-2018, 37 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Hoodia Desert Lodge.
Leopard

0% success

Cheetah

0% success

Oryx

89% success

Wildebeest

50% success

Zebra

39% success

Giraffe

11% success

Brown Hyena

7% success

Aardvark

0% success

Meerkat

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Spotted Hyena

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr & Mrs M
London

"Hoodia Desert Lodge "

2 nights Arrived 18 Aug 2022
"Fabulous tented chalet and extremely friendly staff.

Lovely lounge & bar area with log fire." See all these reviews: 21n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Jonathan
Toulouse

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 Jul 2022
"Wow, what a place.

Kanaan was fantastic for its views and location but this hotel was the highlight of the trip, so glad we had two nights here. Rooms beautiful and set apart, location great, main hotel building beautiful, lovely bar, fabulous restaurant and food, staff wonderful, sundowners on the little hill next to the hotel spectacular, trip to the dunes and meal in the bush wonderful.

We so want to go back again." See all these reviews: 9n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Oryx

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

Mr & Mrs K
Southamptn

"A great welcome at Hoodia Desert Lodge"

2 nights Arrived 24 Jul 2022
"The staff and manager were excellent in their welcomes and hospitality throughout our stay.

They went above and beyond dealing with an unrelated issue on behalf of my wife, who was exceedingly grateful. We also found the food exceptional and the accommodation spacious and extremely comfortable.

It was a stunning setting with amazing sunrises and sunsets." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs D.
Cheshire

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 11 Jul 2022
"Our welcome from Daniel was second to none, a great introduction to the lodge and its facilities.

The staff were fantastic, everyone was friendly and helpful. Stunning location and amazing sunsets and sunrises. The food was outstanding, beautifully cooked and presented. It was like being in a Michelin restaurant in the middle of the desert! Our daughter's vegetarian requests were accommodated with ease, with equally delicious food being created for her.

This is a very special lodge, the main lounge area, deck and bar are beautiful and a relaxing space to unwind in." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

P and V
UK

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2022
"Hoodia excelled in the organisation and little extras that made the day exploring the dunes truly memorable. The “package” is pretty similar to other high end lodges (I have been before) but the quality of the picnic (on a par with the sundowner drive experience the night before) added significantly. Our guide, Lucas, scored top marks too for his professionalism and adaptability.

The lodge itself is nicely located at the foot of attractive hills and the dry river bed. As a new lodge it has not had first choice of locations and perhaps it is a slight disadvantage to be a little far from the park gate although that was perfectly manageable." See all these reviews: 16n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Good
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
T&M
Queensland

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Jun 2022
"Great staff at Hoodia and the full day Sossusvlei excursion is a must if you are staying here. Our guide Ennis was very knowledgeable about desert wildlife and with great skill found us spiders, shovel snouted lizards and an owl.

The guide will take you to a beautiful spot for lunch near a large weaver bird nest that will keep you thoroughly entertained during a fantastic lunch. This tour also includes an easy hike through the canyon at the end of the day that is worth doing.

The chalets at Hoodia are very private and have an outdoor shower option. We enjoyed its location on the banks of the Tsauchab and spent some time walking the river bed. Sunsets from the chalet were spectacular." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia; 7n in Zambia; 5n in Rwanda; 1n in South Africa
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

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

Oryx

10 sightings

Alice
Dusseldorf

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 26 May 2022
"Highlight of our trip! Location and the quietness of place are unbeatable.

The stuff is fantastic you really feel like at home. A special thank you to Andreas. The cottages are also really impressive.

Great food and drinks in the evening. The sundawner was just incredible. We were alone on the top pf the hill with prepared drinks and table very confortable." See all these reviews: 13n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr & Mrs V
York

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 20 May 2022
"A great location, set in a wide flat desert valley surrounded by craggy hills and mountains, apparently remote yet close to the entrance to Sossusvlei.

The owner and manager, Thomas Becker, is warm, attentive and efficient, as are the staff.

Our guide for our trip to Sossusvlei, Lucas, requires a special mention as he has, in addition, a wealth of useful knowledge which greatly enhanced our experience." See all these reviews: 19n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Giraffe

1 sighting

Oryx

10 sightings

Wildebeest

2 sightings

HM
New Hampshire

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

2 nights Arrived 12 Apr 2022
"We loved Hoodia. Lovely rooms in a great setting.

The food was excellent, and the staff were great.

Excellent guides." See all these reviews: 15n in Namibia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Brown Hyena

1 sighting

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

1 sighting

Dr B
Canada

"Hoodia Desert Lodge review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Apr 2022
"Arriving in Sesriem back to hot, sunny, warm weather. The location of the Lodge is outstanding nestled below a low ridge of hills overlooking the Sesriem valley.

The rooms are well designed if a little lacking in storage space, with a large outside shower/bath area. The main lodge has a great terrace and pool area beside a small stream.

Meals are served in a dining area surrounding a central fire. There was a limited choice at dinner.

The manager/owner Thomas is very friendly and informative, and the staff are very good.

The sundowner experience is very enjoyable and the day’s excursion to Sossusvlei a must." See all these reviews: 12n in Namibia; 8n in Botswana; 2n in Zimbabwe
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

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

Oryx

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

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