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Fantastic service and lovely location and hospitality
Our expecatations of the lodge, the service and game viewing exceeded our expectations. A very friendly service by the managers Kiddy and Toff made you feel very welcome and at home. Great itinerary including the full day safari and the Chobe boat safari. The guide, BK, was unbelievably good in tracking down the lions.
Relaxing, luxurious and attentive to every detail
This lodge would have to be one of the most relaxing and attentive accommodations in Botswana. Staff are like family, the facilities are well maintained, the services address all your relaxation, vacation and safari needs and the managers are always at hand to ensure that any issues (not that any came up) are promptly addressed. The Lodge: 1. Set on a beautiful escarpment just outside Chobe National Park overlooking a waterhole and the Nimibian border. The scenery is incredible and animals roam freely and birds chirp away. 2. The common area/lounge/ dining is elegant and a brilliant place to sit back, have a cool drink and soak in the atmosphere. 3. With only 11 or so lodges they facilities are never busy and the place feels like you have it to yourself 4. Staff (be it kitchen, bar or rooms, or guides) are wonderfully kind and attend to every need. It is clear they love working at Muchenje and are treated well. 5. Unlike many other lodges, their is a Walking Safari Guide, and this elevates the Safari experience to another level. 6. River cruise, lunch and standard land safari is all part of the experience 7. Laundry service is provided complimentary which is a great touch. 8. Food is absolutely delicious - there’s not much else to say. Plenty of options and it’s a luxurious home cooking style. The suites: 1. Perfectly situated with a beautiful view of the flood plains below and far enough from your neighbour to ensure you’re relaxing time is undisturbed. 2. Comfortable beds, sitting area (although you don’t spend much time in your room) and showers. The honeymoon suite has a bath i hear! 3. I should mention that wifi is not available in the rooms and initially I thought this was a flaw but it forces you out of the room to the amazing common areas to relax and soak up everything the environment has to offer. Management and Staff 1. Every single member has a brilliant smile and is invested in your genuine happiness. This was evident from our pick up from the airport with the lodge driver. 2. The right balance by staff keeping you in the loop about what’s going on (especially for transfers etc; updating you on what to expect). 3. Greeted and orientated to the lodge and what to expect by one of the management team on arrival emphasises their desire to ensure you have a wonderful time. Above and beyond: 1. All requests are accommodated for someway or another. 2. We opted for an evening safari walk and on their own volition the guides organised for a Sparkling wine and delicious gourmet snack sundowner! Incredible ... There should be absolutely no hesitation in staying at this place!
Muchenje Safari Lodge at Christmas
Had a wonderful time here, the rooms were fantastic, views wonderful, staff was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, Toff & kiddy were wonderful hosts, setting was exactly as we had hoped, remote, uncrowned and our guide Rambo was perfect, knowledgeable about all wildlife, not just the “big 5”. Great setting for families, community meals, wonderful game drives just the perfect was to spend Christmas... what a gift.
Where to start...! From the moment we arrived Muchenje felt like home. Even though we arrived later than expected the lodge still arranged for us to go out on a game drive. The lodge itself is beautiful and the rooms have great views. Our game guides KB and Rambo were amazing. The guides discuss the drive options each evening so you can choose what you’d like to do. We tried to fit everything in we could. Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff always trying to make sure you get what you want. This was epitomised when my husband surprised me with a renewal of vows at the lodge, we were both completely overwhelmed by the effort from each and every staff member! It made it a truly unforgettable stay, huge thanks to Toff and Kiddy!
Muchenje Safari Lodge
From our arrival to our our departure we were looked after very well. Kiddy was there to welcome us and show us around. The views were stunning from our lodge which was comfortable and we loved being there. Safari days were long but enjoyable and Rambo was very well informed and knowledgable. You can tailor the safaris to suit yourself but we enjoyed every aspect of it. The river and sunset cruises were amazing. Hippos, crocodiles, I could go on and on. Meals were taken with all the guests and guides which made it interesting. It was good to be escorted back to our lodge when it was dark. Safety first! The crowning glory was my 70th birthday. We were seated in the gazebo and the staff sang Happy Birthday with cake and candles. We were thoroughly spoilt. We would love to return, hopefully soon. Thank you all and to Kiddy and Toff for such a special holiday.
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