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Lentswe Lodge
Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Serowe
Reviewed January 14, 2007

Its a long way from Gaboronne to Serowe; not only a long way but relatively unchanging, dare I say, boring scenery. We were therefore glad to get to Serowe and even glader when we found the Lentswe Lodge.

The term rustic charm can cover a multitude of sins and can be the excuse for many deficiencies. At Lenstwe its certainly rustic, but above all it is charming. We never felt like guests in a hotel, always like friends of the owners who had dropped by and had been invited to stay overnight. The service and staff were all excellent in their own peculiar African way. Our room had a superb view out across the plains of Botswana, and although not scenically beautiful was utterly breath taking. The room was clean, spacious, comfortable and fully air conditioned. Even had a t.v.

If you visit the Khama Rhino Scantuary get the Lodge to arrange the trip. We had a magical lunch inside the scantuary, with our mini feast spread out on a table clothed table under a large Baboa tree. The game drive was excitement itself, sitting high up on the jeep we saw most of the white and black rhino in the scantuary. It was getting dark when we drove back to Lentswe and had to keep a sharp lookout for animals sleeping on the sun warmed roads.

The Royal Cemetry in Serowe is another "must see" site, however one has to remember the significance of this site to the Batswana. We had to be accompanied by a police guard and this only after having got permission from the village Chief himself. The latter requiring my wife to queue up for a visitation with the Chief alongside the locals who were also seeking his attention. The site is strictly a camera free zone.

We only stayed at Lentswe for 2 nights, but it started to grow on us. There are only five white families in Serowe and after only 2 days we felt more like a temporary sixth rather than tourists / guests.

If its 5 star luxury you are after, steer clear of Lentswe and northern Botswana in general. If you want a taste of colonial, frontier Africa, Lentswe is for you.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 20, 2006

The accommodations at the lodge were rustic but comfortable. The lodge is family-run, so the atmosphere is very casual. We stayed there to see the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. I feel this sanctuary is a must see while visiting Botswana. Rhinos are incredible hard to find, but in the expansive wild setting of Khama Rhino Sanctuary we saw 4-5 within a few hours.

Stayed: October 2006
2  Thank Hates_Flying
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Reviewed August 30, 2014
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Address: PO Box 32057, Serowe, Botswana
Location: Botswana > Central District > Serowe
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Ranked #4 of 11 Specialty Lodging in Serowe

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