Ndhovu Safari Lodge is located in a peaceful riverine setting, opposite the Bwabwata National Park. Elephant and hippo often congregate in the water to the front of the lodge. This is also the ideal place to stopover between Etosha National Park and Victoria Falls.
The focus here is on boat trips, fishing excursions, game drives and village tours. Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers head for The Mahango Game Reserve. It is only 2 kms away and it's typical riverine and swampland habitat attract buffalo, red lechwe and sable antelope.
Wine and dine in the open-sided thatched Lapa extended with a wooden deck onto the Okavango River. This allows for frequent and memorable game viewing and photographic opportunities. Move safely around the lodge courtesy of lit walkways. It is not uncommon for hippo to prance around the lodge at night.
Also located in the Lapa, is the kitchen and dining areas. Guests can enjoy a healthy breakfast, light lunch, and the chef will inform customers of the buffet dinner fare. After-dinner cultural dancing is also a favourite here.
The curio shop sells locally made arts and crafts, including hand-painted dinner sets and branded T-shirts. There is also a small library, complete with old reference books to read, whilst relaxing and unwinding on 1 of the 2 comfortable leather sofa's.
Accommodation is in luxury safari tents on the ground or above the water. There are:
Luxury tents: 10 x single or double units on the ground with it's own en-suite bathroom/shower and mosquito nets. .
River Tent: 1 x single or double tent on the water with similar facilities to the safari tents. The River Tent is for the slightly more adventurous and is anchored to the bank giving it a slightly boaty feel. It has it's own small private deck ideal for sunbathing, sundowners, or a spot of tiger fishing.
Activities at the lodge include sundowner cruises, fishing excursions, village tours, a game drive into the Mahangu Game Reserve, and a Tsodillo Hills day trip, can also be organized. The birdlife in the area is an ornithologists dream, with well over 400 different species recorded in the region.
Transfers from The Bagani airstrip, (only 10mins drive from the lodge) and to the Shakawe airstrip in Botswana, can also be arranged.
Ndhovu Safari Lodge - a truly memorable African bush experience!
Houseboat safari: Nature experienced at its best on a 2 or 3 day boat safari. Elephants and hippo, game and birds abound in the striking riverine environment.
Sundowner cruises: For some this is the best time of day to relax with a drink and a snack, catching up on the day's activities with fellow travellers as the spectacular sun takes a final bow for the day.
Fishing excursions: Angling is a fun day out with many species lurking underneath. Catch and release.
Cultural tours: A fascinating insight into the daily routines of traditional village life.
Birding: A guided birding game drive presents many occasions to view some of the 400 different species that have been observed and recorded in the region.
Mahango Game Reserve: The ideal opportunity to view elephant, red lechwe, buffalo and sable antelope. As the Mahango Park entrance is only 2km from Ndhovu Lodge, there are no long, boring drives before you get to your safari destination, with exciting game viewing opportunities in the riverine and swampland habitats awaiting.
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These are honest reviews, both good and bad, from our travellers who visited this property.
Not very communicative and due to bad weather not a very good experience.Access to the boat dangerous **
A wonderful experience, really special. Fantastic staff, guides and very good facilities (sundowner boat trip, game drive in Bwabwata).
It was NOT OK. We payed a lot for this lodge, it was dirty and the food was not so good. Only the location was wonderful. We payed too much for this one.
The atmosphere and the personnel (joaquin and Monica) is really nice and we appreciated a lot the possibility to socialise with other travellers during dinner.
Very nice lodge but the tends are not all with bathroom adjoining , no problem if you arenot afraid by the insects ! Pleasant to eat all on the same table and the food is very good.
Ndhovu Safari Lodge is situated 20 km south of the Bagani bridge on the western bank of the Okavango River, on the D3403 road, close to Popa FallsDownload Map
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