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“stunning location - freindly staff”
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Nxamaseri Lodge
Ranked #7 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Maun
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“stunning location - freindly staff”
Reviewed 14 December 2009

We enjoyed our time immensely at this lodge but our view on the location was slightly mixed. The lodge is obviously geared toward tiger fishing in season and our time there in mid November saw us as the only visitors at the lodge. The lodge has seen better days although its location and mild quirkiness made up for this. We came to watch birds and to that end we were very pleased. Our guide during the stay was Adam who looked after us royally. Mornings and evening we took to the river either birding or fishing (unsuccessfully) and walked ashore on the islands enjoying some excellent birding particularly for waders, storks and herons of all sizes and hues. Adam took time during the day to seek out birds for us to see later on, and won our admiration by finding a rare Pels Fishing Owl for our delight.
Accommodation might not suit all. The rooms were open at the front allowing air to move freely through but requiring vigilance for both insects and monkeys. This was the end of season and it showed – perhaps a winter overhaul is needed. We had four nights here, probably one too many.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 July 2009

I stayed here for three nights to do some scuba diving in the Okavango Delta (very difficult to organize and can only be done when a film crew is around). This is the only lodge where the water is deep enough to do this and it can only be done in June/July. There are lot sof crocodiles! I had one small one leap off my porch into the river as I approached!

This is not a game lodge but they specializing in fishing and birding. It's a very welcoming comfortable lodge with non of the uber bling of some of the other lodges like Jao and Mombo. The guides are super and will do whatever you want. You can also see artifacts from the San people. Great to recharge your batteries for a few days in a peaceful setting with just sky, papryus, water, crocs, hippos and bird song. All costs and charters are included in your trip costs. The managers are super friendly and welcoming.

It's an hour's flight north west by private plane from Maun. Food is good without being fancy. I'm a vegetarian and was very happy with the healthy wholesome meals cooked.

I paid a lot (about $5000 for 3 nights), but was diving which was very hard to arrange so this probably added to the cost. I thought what I paid was a lot for what I got, but if you are fishing or birding only you will probably pay a lot less.

One of the part owners, Debbie, is an American who also runs horseback trips in Botswana if this is of interest, but the horseback trips are not run from this lodge.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled solo
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Property: Nxamaseri Lodge
Address: Private Bag 23, Maun, Botswana
Region: Botswana > North-West District > Maun
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Ranked #7 of 45 Speciality Lodging in Maun
Number of rooms: 6

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