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Muchenje Safari Lodge

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- Privately owned
- Superb location
- Family friendly
- Range of activities

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Muchenje Safari Lodge is situated in the Chobe Forest Reserve, to the west of the famous Chobe National Park. A quieter location with easy access into the National Park this is a comfortable, affordable lodge with excellent year round game viewing.

The main area has a spacious lounge area, bar, look out platform, dining rooms, curio shop, library and a feature swimming pool built amongst the rock formations. High quality service and pretty views across the river makes the lodge a very peaceful place to relax.

This intimate lodge has only 11 thatched bungalows, all with commanding views over the Chobe. Each room is traditionally furnished and has a private bathroom and lovely private balcony. A family suite is available with a loft sleeping area for the kids.

A range of activities are offered at Muchenje including the Chobe famous boat safaris. The more traditional vehicle safaris, both in the reserve surrounding the lodge as well as into the Chobe National Park, are conducted in open 4x4 safari vehicles with qualified professional guides. Night safaris and walking safaris can also be arranged as well as local village visits.

There is a minimum child age of 8 years and no specific child programmes at this property. The camp is unfenced so wildlife is free to roam through camp providing some memorable moments but also requiring close supervision of children. However, overall this is a very family friendly camp that tailors the safari experience to suit all guests.

Muchenje is a professionally run, good quality camp that avoids the crowds and extremely high prices of neighbouring Linyanti and Okavango.

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  • Thank you, Lisa! Our trip was wonderful even with the weather disruption. We loved seeing so many different parts of the country, meeting people and experiencing the culture. The desert was surely a highlight for our boys and the creativity and artisanship of everything from food to crafts were a highlight for me. A special shout out to our guide and driver, they became a special part of our trip and we will forever be grateful for meeting them and learning from them. I cannot believe we had to wait three years for this adventure but it was certainly worth the wait! Thanks for all your help building the itinerary, modifying it and troubleshooting during our stay. Leslie B

    MissingLeslie B reviewing Luxury Desert Holiday on 01 March 2023

  • Hi Lisa and everyone at Tourdust,
    We've had a wonderful time on our holiday and wanted to pass our appreciation to you. Everything has been expertly planned and executed, allowing us to enjoy the holiday to its fullest. Special appreciation to Muhammed, Ibrahim, and Omar, our Atlas guide, cook, and muleteer, who couldn't have done more for us and were just generally wonderful and hardworking. Riad Hanane is a perfect base in Marrakech to complement the trekking as it's ina less touristy area of the medina, which we appreciated. The staff and accomodation was superb.Thank you again for a trip to remember!
    Bob, May, Grace, and Lucas

    MissingRobert B reviewing Marrakech & Mountains Family Trek on 20 February 2023

  • Hello Lisa. We came back from our trip two weeks ago now so I am sending this email much later than I wanted to. Nevertheless, what I wanted to say was thank you very much for helping us organise an amazing trip. Our days in Mafia Island to celebrate my 50th birthday were exactly what I wanted them to be: a fantastic time with the family doing activities that we all love and enjoy in a relaxing, unusual, beautiful place full of sun, surrounded by water, wildlife and friendly people. We swam with whale sharks, did a lot of snorkeling, had two picnics on a beautiful sand bank, watched the sunset over the sea, did a bird watching excursion and tried scuba diving.
    All merit to you because Pole Pole in Mafia Island was your recommendation. I never heard of Mafia Island before and didn't consider Tanzania to start with. It was an amazing place to stay: friendly, relaxed, beautiful, comfortable, with great food and fantastic service. Thanks not only for finding the place but also for your patience as we prepared the trip and I explored options and decided what I wanted. All went incredibly well (places, transfers, flights) and we had a very memorable time together that we will all remember forever - as we still do the safari trip to South Africa you organised for us 5 years ago.
    I cannot wait to plan another trip! I am already thinking about where and when. Hopefully no pandemic will get in the way this time. And I will come to you as my favourite travel agent.
    I copy in this message the Tourdust office because I want them to know how good you are and how much I appreciated the different trips you organised for us (including the trip to India for my parents that was cancelled due to Covid). I cannot thank you enough :o)
    Kind regards, Carol

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