We had an amazing two night stay here, and I cannot recommend this place highly enough. We loved every single minute of it.
We were collected from the airport with great efficiency, and quickly transported to the lodge. The first thing that struck me was the view across the plains, as you pull up in the jeep. It’s spectacular. The welcome was warm and friendly, and all our needs were taken in to account, to make sure that we had the best stay possible.
The rooms were supremely comfortable, with everything that you could need, including a very handy adapter for charging your camera battery, phone etc. I was surprised to find that I had phone reception here; I know that this would not be important for some people, but we were trying to keep in touch with family back home, and it was great to be able to send a quick text or two.
The rooms also had tea and coffee making facilities, a wonderful hot shower, and space to hang your clothes, as well as a hot water bottle, very useful at this time of year. Laundry is included in the price, but not ‘items of a personal nature’ – they provide a small container of soap powder, so that you can wash your own underwear!!
I found the laundry service a godsend, as this lodge was at the end of our time on safari, and it was great to have some clean clothes for our onward journey.
I loved the fact that the rooms had their own balcony that overlooked the plains – great for just sitting, pondering the vast open spaces. (Don’t forget binoculars). Bird identification books are also provided.
The food was fine, and the hospitality was superb. The hosts really went out of their way to make us feel at home. Sitting round the camp fire laughing, joking (And indeed drinking….) with other like minded people was a holiday highlight. Take your camera to breakfast as a host of blue starlings and other birds came down for left over cereals and breads!
The game activities offered were excellent. I would say that the whole day drive, complete with boat cruise up the Chobe river, is an absolute must. I couldn’t believe how much we saw. Our drivers/guides were superb – working really hard so that we could see a leopard! They were also mindful of photographers, trying to position the vehicles so that you could get great shots. We have holidayed a lot in Africa over the past 7 years, and I cannot recall when I have ever seen so much in the space of one day. Lips and BG, our drivers were knowledgeable, helpful and kind and their good humour added to the whole experience.
If you want a relaxed, friendly environment with superb guides and a great safari experience, then this lodge is for you. If I had had an extra night here, I would have done the all day drive/cruise again, it was that great. This place really does give you memories that will last a lifetime.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, Owner run property situated on the edge of the Chobe National park. Our remote location means game drives do not reach the masses that inhibit other Chobe Lodges.Recently upgraded, Muchenje offers Rustic luxury accommodation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Muchenje Safari Hotel Chobe National Park