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Sekoma Island Lodge

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| Kazangula, Mambova, Zambia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Had a four night stay with my 11 year old son and some friends. Despite the very remote location everything is top notch. We ate well, slept well and the fishing was tremendous. The quality of the motorboats provided was very good. Don't forget to ask to go fishing on the rapids, lots of fun and guide does all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

What a place. A friend from joberg arranged our visit and I am so grateful to her. It felt like our own private oasis; miles away from the troubles of the world. The rooms are amazing; clean and well appointed, very private and having your own near open air bathroom is a real treat. The staff made us so welcome... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I had three well travelled international guests and wanted to ensure they had a wonderful African Adventure. So I took them out of their comfort zone of 5 star hotels, spa massages and 24/7 technology connection ... I booked at Ilombe Fishing Lodge. Peter and his team looked after the “travelling band of ladies” as if this was what he... More 

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our group has visited the Zambezi River for many years, and Sekoma Island scored the best of any other lodge. Whilst not in the exclusive category, everything about Sekoma was great. Accommodation is 2 to a room, as is fishing, 2 to a boat. Service is friendly, helpful and prompt. The food was above par for a fishing lodge. The... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The accommodation is in semi permanent tents that have a bathroom attached - very comfortable. Service was genuinely outstanding- staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. Travel time by road from Livingstone is about an hour. Activities include Tiger fishing and game viewing from boats. The island had regular visits form elephants and hippo and there are... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you want a great tiger fishing holiday experience Illombe is part of Sekoma book Illombi. Fishing trip at Illombe a part of Sekoma, was a wonderful experience. The fishing was not so great but that was the weather. The staff were again wonderful!! Peter was superb, he is a wonderful asset. Illombe has 5 two person tents, and is... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I took 9 clients to Ilombe island lodge for a long weekend , what a fantastic place . The service was exceptional , very friendly staff and nothing was to much effort to keep us happy .Thanks to Peter and Melvin . The guides were fantastic as some of us had never held a fishing rod before , the had... More 

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Ballito, South Africa
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

There are two main routes to get to Sekoma Island. The easiest is to fly into Livingstone and take the 90 minute transfer to the island, or you can fly to Kasane on SA Express and come through Kazungula from Botswana into Zambia, then take the transfer for about 40 minutes to the island. Once you reach the Mambova village,... More 

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Lusaka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Just spent an awesome week of tiger fishing on the Zambezi River at Ilombe Island Lodge, part of Sekoma. All the staff were amazing, helpful and friendly. The chef cooked up an unforgettable Ox-tail stew which I will talk about for a long time!! Facilities were comfortable for the "boys" fishing trip, Sekoma is more for the family trip but... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The lodge is in a great location with wonderful staff and awesome fishing. It was my first trip up to the Zambezi and I enjoyed every minute of it. The birdlife is also very impressive and the lodge has a very relaxed atmosphere. There is nothing quite like having a cold beverage at the lodge watching elephants across the river... More 

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