We were met on the main road by our guide in a safari vehicle and driven 45 mins on a rough track, game viewing on the way although it was in the heat of the day, and stopped at one of the many water channels. Transferred to a funny little boat like a floating pontoon with dining chairs, and sailed for about 1 minute round the bend of the river to the lodge. A delightful lodge, tucked away on its own small island, shaded by trees. Our cabin was beautiful and well designed so it stayed cool during the hot day and comfortable overnight. Entrance hall with a door out to the deck looking into the reeds and papyrus, loungers and a very cold plunge pool, spacious bedroom to the right and lovely bathroom to the left. Were not expecting a bath out in "the wilds" so that was a pleasant surprise, especially as it had a view. The shower also had a view. Kept very clean and a turn down service which also lowered the mosquito net. Pleased to see that it was what I would call a thoughtfully designed net with room to stand next to the bed (ie not having to attempt to tuck it in to the mattress once in the bed, which is impossible) and a shelf behind for bits and pieces. Loved the overnight "music" of the bell frogs, occasionally accompanied by a snort of a hippo. The usual routine is a boat ride in the morning, mostly seeing birds but we did once see a hippo out of the water eating grass, and it was extrememly pleasant puttering along in the rather strange boat along narrow channels bordered with reeds and papyrus which opened out into lagoons. Late afternoon is usually a game drive. We saw many elephants in particular, huge herds. The food was plain but tasty, particularly the home made bread. We were pleased that it is private tables here rather than the usual communal dining, and we were asked what time we would like lunch and dinner rather than being told what time it was being served, which I thought was a personal touch. We stayed 3 nights and that seemed the right amount of time. When we left, driving back along the track to the main road, we had a farewell treat of seeing 2 wild dogs.
- Also Known As:
- Susuwe Island Lodge Namibia/Caprivi