Mahangu Safari Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMahangu Safari Lodge Caprivi Strip
Our stay at Mahangu Safari Lodge was brief but pleasant. It was just an overnight stop as we were en route from the Okavango Delta in Botswana to Chobe Lodge in Zimbabwe as part of a 15-day trip. We arrived in the late afternoon, and, after a brief check-in, were given keys to our quaint bungalow. As Namibia was once a German colony, the general impression of our little chalet was Hansel and Gretel meets The Jungle Book (in a good way!). There was a bit of a musty odor, but it was not overwhelming, and, given the location near the river, it was understandable. The room was nicely outfitted with two twin beds, a small table & chairs, and a wardrobe. The adjoining bathroom provided a comfortable hot shower and the usual amenities.
We enjoyed a lovely dinner by (solar) candlelight along the river. Oryx was amongst the dishes served, so that was an unusual but tasty surprise. Before dinner and again the next morning at breakfast, we relaxed in the well-stocked bar, outfitted with all manner of taxidermy (fear not, the elephant tusks are not real). A tasty self-serve breakfast gave us a good start on the day's drive ahead.
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... numerous ablutions to cope with the overlander groups and a basic Restaurant which we made use of to try their home made pizza - yum! No views or water holes but this is the ideal overnight stop for campers and is kid friendly whether one is heading to eastern Botswana or the other route to Namibia, Angola or Caprivi.
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... A being Etosha and point B being near the border of Botswana so we can have an early crossing in the morning.
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