We stayed for two nights during early December. The safaris were wonderful and we were spoilt for animals. Our guide was Rambo, who did his best to ensure that we didn't miss anything. Tehre were only three of us allocated to the four-wheel drive that could seat 10. The day safari with the boat trip on the Chobe river was the highlight of our stay as we saw hippos, and hundreds of elephants by the river.
We found the food at the lodge to be of a good standard with a home-cooked feel. The free laundry service was efficient and our clothes were returned very clean and well-ironed. Muchenje has a casual atmosphere with communal dining, which was a great way to get to know the rest of the guests. The managers, Joy and Rob, made us feel a part of the family. Due to our short stay, we didn't get to use many of the facilities, but there is a great pool and a fantastic view. The bar is well stocked and the drinks on the game drives and picnic lunch were of a good standard. The rangers are knowledgeable and our transfers and transport were efficient and well-arranged. The staff are friendly and efficient.
The lodge is well designed, and each room is separate with a good bathroom, great bed and airconditioning. My only criticism is that the rooms will need updating soon as ours was a little tired looking, but they were well-maintained and very clean. Chobe is the best place to view wildlife and they are more abundant than Kruger. I would love to visit again just before the wet season starts. I wouldn't hesitate to stay at Muchenje again.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Muchenje Safari Hotel Chobe National Park