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Reviewed March 16, 2018

My husband and I stayed for two nights in March 2018 at the Hakusembe River Lodge and were happy with our visit there.
We were appointed a cottage close to reception and right next to the pool but upon our request were moved to somewhere more secluded and quiet.
The cottages are a nice size with a ceiling fan, A/C and good mossie netting around the bed. The bathroom is also a good size with a separate toilet.
The gardens are very well kept and the small pool is lovely and a great place to relax.
We did a private boat tour and during 1.5 hours saw lots of birds, some of which we would not have found without the help of our excellent boatsman Bernhard.
Service was prompt and curteous. Dinner and breakfast are served from a buffet and are of good quality.
Nico is the one member of staff I would like to mention specially because throughout our stay he was very helpful and especially attentive. The Lodge is very fortunate to have someone like him.
We will happily stay at Hakusembe again in the future.

Room tip: Cottages 1-6 are directly by the river and a bit more secluded than the rest.
Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

We are excited to hear that you will be visiting us again soon! Thank you very much for your special words, I will ensure that your feedback is delivered to the lodge management and the housekeeping staff and i am hoping that your next visit will be just as great.
All the best with your travel plans,
Kind regards,
Koney

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We were welcomed by friendly staff with a welcome drink. We did some night fishing right on the edge of the river and below our house, it was great fun. Food was good. Stayed in the self catering house in the corner, very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: March 2017
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Dear valued guest,
Thank you very much for this fantastic review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and we are happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us. We hope potential guests will make great use of this feedback to visit our property!
See you again soon and Best wishes,
Koney

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

We stayed at Hakusembe River Lodge for two whole weeks (camping for 10 days and spoiling ourselves the last 3 days by upgrading to the double room) and it was absolutely heaven!!
From the staff (Emma, Simon, Nico, Andreas, Anna, Nicolene, Veronika to name a few!) to the maintenance and the food I can only give compliments. The camping site were cleaned everyday, we were accommodated with every request we had be it to clean the pool (even if we were the only persons using it) to the provision of ice buckets and snacks even after the kitchen has started for the lunch or dinner preparations. The food was also fantastic with a wide variety that can cater for any traveler. The property itself was kept tip-top shape and not once did we have any issues with anything. I would urge everybody to visit Hakusembe and stay a bit longer than the normal two days as it is absolutely HEAVEN !!!

Date of stay: January 2018
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2018

We are flattered by your compliments, Thank you again for making our property a destination of choice. We really enjoyed catering to your needs just as much as you have enjoyed your time with us and we are confident that potential guests will make great use of your recommendations to visit us.
All the best and have yourself a lovely 2018!

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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We changed our one-night's stay booking from Camping to staying in a Chalet and what a good decision that was! Beautifully equipped, comfortable with a lovely view on the river. Loved the deck at the restaurant / bar where you can also sit and do excellent birding. Well-equipped shop at Reception with arts, crafts and much more. A special service where you can buy postcards, stamps AND have the Lodge post it for you. Good & friendly service by al staff; also when we changed our booking telephonically at short notice. Its a fixed menu at the restaurant and though its good, honest food, some might complain if that is going to be your fare for a few nights. All in all I recommend this beautiful place.

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GondwanaCollection, Social Media Assistant at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

We are grateful for your recommendations and glad that you had an awesome time with us. Thank you again for making our property a destination of choice, We really enjoyed your presence and we hope to share plenty of great adventures with you in the days to come. Have a fantastic time wherever you are and keep well!
Warm regards, Koney

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Was a very nice stay and enjoyed it much. Bungolows nice and overlooking the river... lovely sunrise. View from the restaurant and bar deck very nice with a beautiful view. Just would have loved to do tiger fishing but river was to low. Thus need to come back to do so.

Date of stay: January 2018
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Thank Vera S
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GondwanaCollection, other at Hakusembe River Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Dear valued guest,
Thank you very much for taking your time to share such great words about our property with us. We really enjoyed catering to your needs and we hope to make your next visit just as awesome. Enjoy your time wherever you are and see you again soon.

Best wishes from Namibia!
With regards,, Koney

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