Having driven the length and breadth of Namibia, staying at relatively small luxurious lodges our arrrivel at Muchenje was quite a shock to the system.
Our transfer vehicle driven by a charming young man, managed to get bogged on the drive to the lodge, and an emergency vehicle came out to rescue us. Robert, the manager and his staff were very gracious about the whole episode which turned out to be amusing in the end.
The lodge houses twenty bungalows, which are very well appointed although, quite noisy. The people in the next bungalow obviously thought there was no-one else to be considered and the night time guards certainly let us know they were around. The views over the water are spectacular.
The Communal areas are large and meals are served at specific times, to two rectangular tables. Before dinner is served the staff and some of the guides sing and dance in the bar area, their beautiful African voices and gyrating movements in dance were inspiring. It was a great privilege to watch.
The food is well presented, substantial and quite delicious, with eggs being cooked in a large pan in front of us for breakfast and the selection of food good.
Our guide, KG,( short for King George although we reckon it should be kilogram, for he was worth his weight in gold), was really good, very knowledgeable and keen to show us as much as he could. On our last safari he found not one but two leopards. Note to visitors , this guide is not afraid of speed and if he hears of an elusive sighting he will put his foot down to get you the area.
Whilst we enjoyed our stay immensely we preferred the exclusivity and more personal service we enjoyed in Namibia
- 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