Me and my wife spent 5 days at the hotel to experience the nature and as a mini holliday. We liked the stay very much. First of all people in Botswana are very friendly and nice.. So we met a lot of nice people at the hotel. We visited in December and most of the guests were from Botswana or South Africa and it was almost not any big groups. It made the atmosphere nice. Many used the hotel just a family resort.
The check-in service was OK and the desk help us with small things without delay. The hotel room was fantastic. It was a normal sized room of good standard. A nice bed with mosquito nets. It was nice to sit on the balcony with view over Chobe river and a lot of birds. Sometimes the local baboons vere on a raid outside so food should not be left unattended.
the hotel had free internet connection but as always in Botswana the term high speed is not what we expect. It is painfully slow but you can read mail and check weather.
The breakfast buffe was very nice and made it not nessessary to eat too much for lunch. However the dinner buffe were not of the highest quality. We choosed quickly to change to the à la carte menu and found that the restaurant allways know how to prepair meet. We also tried restaurants outside the hotel and found them a good deal. The hotel should have credit for helping us with tips and taxis to restaurants.
We did two boat safaris and three jeep safaries. If you go on a safari try to get the guide Lungo. He is outstandingly the best. We went to Victoria waterfall, but the hotel trip was too expencive so we usedthe company Steenbock safari. They did a good job for a good price.
The swimmingpool area is relaxing and nice and the hotel is surrounded with nice green territories. We spent a lot of time watching birds, warthogs, baboons etc. The hotel had the only golf course that we have seen with warning signs for crocodiles at the water hole, but we did not seen any. The hippos down at the river was nice to see.
We strongly recommend a visit to this hotel. Nature is though limited so we would not recommend more than mayby 4-5 days before moving to an other place. We did not manage to see wild dogs, so we have to come back. It was one of the best hotels we have stayed in and we have stayed in many.
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