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Sekoma Island Lodge

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| Mambova village Kazangula District, Mambova, Zambia
Sekoma Island Lodge
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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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Mtubatuba, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just returned from my second trip to Sekoma Island and once again it was fantastic. It really is a great place to go to get away from it all and do some fishing in spectacular surroundings. We caught plenty of very nice Tigers, the staff are all just great and I am amazed at the food that they... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have just spent 5 nights here and found the service impeccable, great food around the camp fire at night and spotlessly clean tents. We had our own guide who looked after us and was ready to take us fishing any time we liked.

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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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Brisbane
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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