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Hakusembe River Lodge

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Heilbronn, Germany
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on Campsite 1 with own abolution block, electricity and a huge BBQ grill. The view at Okavango River and Angola was a nice scenery. I didn't like the sunset cruise that much because our guide stopped for taking pictures of angolian people all time. Like in a zoo with humans. Breakfast an Dinner at Lodge was very good.... More 

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Blonay, Switzerland
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the room was very nice overlooking the river. The restaurant is situated on the river as well. We were lucky no mosquitos, but when there are this would be a problem. Food was very average, tending towards bad and the pool was smelly, however that could be the river.

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback, we always value hearing from our guests. We hope we can welcome you to another of our properties again soon. Kind regards, Jescey More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

another jewel in the Gondwana Collection crown, Hakusembe was a pleasure and privilege to stay in, with by far the best chalet layout of our 21 day safari accommodation. The toilet was separate, the bathroom had heaps of space on the sink top, the shower floor had amazing teak slats and the high-count thread sheets were barely wrinkled before we... More 

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope we can welcome you back again soon and that you enjoyed the rest of your journey. Kind regards, Jescey More 

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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous garden, nice wood houses and river front location with white sand beaches. Good price value ratio. It's well maintained but details like swiping the terrace or taking out leaves and insects from the pool could. be improved. If staff would smile it would be nice. Dinner buffet and breakfast was basic but good quality.

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate hearing from our guests. We hope you have a safe journey home and that we can welcome you to another of our properties again soon. Kind regards, Jescey More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After driving through the endless arid landscape, hakusembe was a lush haven. The Riverside location lends itself to lazy days on the made beach the bar pier or just watching the sunset from your room. Really a great atmosphere. The rooms were nicely designed and very spacious. Linens 100% cotton and the air conditioning was heaven in the heat. The... More 

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, we are so glad we have made your stay worthwhile. Your lovely words have been shared with the housekeeping staff and lodge management and we trust that our future clients will make great use of this exceptional feedback. We wish you all the best in your future adventures. Warm regards,... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Just a one night stop between Etosha and the Okavango. The lodge is attractive located on the river bank looking across into Angola. Thanks to the staff who gave a rive edge room and arranged for a stunning sunset. Disappointed the afternoon cruise had been booked out by a tour group with no alternative for the FIT's. The adjoining village... More 

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to write this review, it was indeed a pleasure to have you. We would like to apologise for the missed opportunity of experiencing the afternoon cruise, we will ensure that you will have the chance to enjoy the cruise on your next visit to Namibia. We wish you all the best in... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2016

The lodge is beautifully designed with a large communal area with bar, restaurant and verandah overlooking the Okavango river and Angola on the other side. Accommodation is in charming thatched roof chalets which were lovely. Don't miss the afternoon boat cruise!

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your stay and grateful that you took the time to share your experience with us. We hope to welcome you to another of our properties again soon. Kind regards, Jescey More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

We had a very nice 2 night stay at Hakusembe.Nice position comfortable rooms and good food. The rooms could do with a fridge (specially in the Rundu heat) and tea/coffee making facility. Although they advertise fishing it is difficult to arrange as insufficient staff and boats. The only poor attitude we had in our entire 2 week trip was the... More 

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GondwanaCollection, Content Development at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We will take your suggestions into consideration and be sure to address the negative attitude you experienced with the guide. We hope to welcome you to another of our properties again soon. Kind regards, Jescey More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

This is a great place to stay between the north of Namibia and Katima Mulilo. Not many places in Rundu area. The food was great. Better than other Gondswana Lodges. The view exellent . No animals in tha water.

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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this review

We would like to thank you for sharing your feedback. It is always great to hear from our guests. Whether one has something positive or negative to say we love to use this experiences to reconstruct our services. We wish to be able to welcome you back on your next trip to Namibia. Kind regards, Koney More 

Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Me and my husband stayed at Hakusembe for one night as we were traveling to Vic Falls. It was absolutely fantastic! All the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The room was very clean and tidy and everything a tourist could ask for (decorwise). On our way back home we had to stay another night at this wonderful lodge! The... More 

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Thank you very much for visiting us. We are inspired by your feedback and we are glad we have been part of your great memories. AND of course we are looking forward to your next visit to Namibia. We wish you and your husband the best in planning your future tours. See you soon! Lovely regards, Koney More 

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Address: Rundu, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Kavango Region > Rundu
Price Range: $173 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hakusembe River Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“close to the river is probably best when there are not crocodiles due to lack of water”
 of 5 bubbles rapfred, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a river front room.”
 of 5 bubbles AndEri38, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a chalet on the river”
 of 5 bubbles SuzanneM96, Oct 6, 2016 | Read review
“Book the sunset tour”
 of 5 bubbles 281philippem, Feb 6, 2016 | Read review
“The Lodge offers a Honey moon suite, book it - will be an awesome experience. All rooms/chalets are redone and are stunning.”
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 of 5 bubbles WillemlR, Aug 9, 2015 | Read review
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