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Mekong Lodge

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Highlights

- Eco-friendly resort in riverside location
- Comfortable bungalows in lovely gardens
- Super pool, restaurant and bar
- Fishing, hiking, cycling, floating market

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Overview

Mekong Lodge is an independent eco-resort in the town of Cai Be, in the Mekong Delta region of southern Vietnam. Nestled on the banks of the Tien River, the property offers friendly, attentive service along with 30 bungalows, a restaurant and bar with waterside views and a lovely swimming pool, all set in pretty gardens filled with tropical plants and fruit trees. The lodge is a great mid-range option for travellers seeking a comfortable and relaxing base from which to explore the fascinating Mekong Delta.

The extensive grounds house a restaurant and bar overlooking the river, great for watching life on the water, and a lovely spot for sundowners. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in communal areas. The restaurant offers all-day dining, with buffet breakfasts and a variety of international and Vietnamese dishes, including local specialities. Private dining and candle-lit dinners in the lovely gardens can also be arranged.

A complimentary boat transfer to Mekong Lodge is available to guests arriving from nearby Cai Be. This traditional Delta town is popular for its bustling floating market, whilst the tranquil orchards, paddy fields, rustic villages, and meandering waterways of the surrounding area make it ideal for fishing, hiking, and cycling. Mekong Lodge prides itself on its eco-friendly ethos and commitment to responsible tourism. Locally sourced materials, solar energy and rain water are used throughout the resort. Most of the staff are employed from the local community, and the management is regularly involved in supporting local schools and fair trade initiatives.

The accommodation comprises 30 traditionally designed, spacious bungalows with thatched roofs, tiled floors, and bamboo furniture. Each air conditioned eco-bungalow is solar powered, and offers a double or twin beds, plus a simple seating area, and a private outdoor bathroom featuring bathtub and shower. Outside is a private terrace with seating and either garden or river views. Several bungalows also come with their own plunge pool. Note that the lodge’s atmospheric waterside location means inevitable passing river traffic; guests preferring more privacy may wish to request a room overlooking the garden, rather than the river.

Children are welcome at Mekong Lodge and while there are no child specific activities on site, the super pool and garden will appeal to guests of all ages. Extra beds can be supplied, subject to prior arrangement, and babysitting can be arranged on request. Due to the unfenced pool and riverside location, parents are reminded to supervise their children at all times.

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Average Rating

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(5.00/5)

  • Dear Lisa. On behalf of the three generations of the Rowland family. Thank you, so much, for organising our wonderful holiday to Botswana and the Victoria Falls. The trip of a lifetime. The week mobile camping in the bush, with our guide Nandos and his crew was a fantastic adventure. How they manage to cook such wonderful food on an open fire is amazing. The sites were constantly visited by monkeys and once by elephants. We were even lucky enough to see two packs of wild dogs, once with a kill. Waterberry Lodge on the Zambezi River is a wonderfully tranquil place. Ideal to relax after the adventures of our safari and visiting Victoria Falls. Very many thanks once again

    MissingGodfrey R reviewing Private Mobile Family Safari in Botswana on 25 September 2023

  • We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil

    MissingPhilip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023

  • It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve

    MissingStephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023

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