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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Amazing stay at Pumba Water Lodge. First time on a game reserve and it didn't disappoint. The accommodation exceeded our expectations, food was delicious and staff couldn't have been any friendlier or helpful. Fantastic location overlooking the lake, woken by the sound of hippos first thing in the morning, how brilliant is that. Game drives, 2 per day lasting 2 1/2 hours were the highlight. Saw plenty of animals acting naturally in their environment, really enjoyable. Also nice touches like stopping for hot drinks and nibbles on the morning drives and nibbles and drinks on the evening drives, your order for your drinks preference was taken at lunch, lovely touch. Can't recommend this place enough and cannot fault it. Thankyou for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Donna C
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

wow this holiday exceeded our expectations, we have made so many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. The whole experience was amazing , Pumba it’s staff and the animals were truly brilliant. We saw the big 5 and so much more . We will be back . Thank you everyone at Pumba

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We can't recommend Pumba enough. The staff are wonderful, the service excellent and the rooms incredible. And then there are the safaris. We had Brandon as a guide and he is excellent. Great knowledge and happy to answer any question as well as just a really nice guy. We had some phenomenal experiences and saw lions, elephants, rhinos and much more close up with him. Thanks Brandon and to all the other staff at Pumba. Definitely worth doing the fishing and archery too, we did it with Sivi and he is great fun.

Room Tip: Arrive early first day and you can have lunch and then go out in safari at 3.30 or 4.30 pm
  • Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

I can't recommend this game reserve too highly, with the luxurious environment, great accommodation, food and service and abundant wildlife. We had two game drives a day over two days and these were excellent.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Richard H
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Water Lodge is delightful, service is charming and the food very good. The rangers are very knowledgeable and have a passion for their subject. Overall, a superb experience. Great to see private game reserves such as Pumba contributing to conservation of endangered and vulnerable species.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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