Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Kambaku Safari Lodge 2018

5 star rating   2 September 2018

Liz who has been on 7 In The Saddle rides. Serene bush, terrific horses. | Riding excellent but not very varied. Covered the same ground sometimes as a maximum of two and a half hours’s return trip. A good pace for me (not too fast) with some long canters. I rode two great horses - one for the trail riding and one for lessons - both really suited me.

The Riding

How well were you matched with the right horse for your ability?
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How would you rate the variety of riding, pace or terrain?
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How would you rate the overall standard of the horses, tack and stables?
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The Accommodation

How would you rate your room(s) for comfort and facilities?
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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Do you have any comments about the accommodation and food?

Stunning views from the room and hornbills on my terrace - the bush was metres away. Very personal service and pleasant courteous staff (they remembered I always had decaffinated coffee for example). Perhaps not very used to vegetarians - always well provided for but not always too successful. Great breakfasts and terrific salad from their own garden.
The lodge is stunning, all the staff tremendous and you feel very pampered.

Before Your Holiday

Did you have all of the information you needed to:

Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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How could we improve the quality of pre-holiday information that we send?

Had I known how flexibile the stay could be, I would have booked a couple of extra days just to relax in this lovely remote lodge. Also, I did not go to Etosha as this entailed a long day in the car. I preferred the space and tranquility of the lodge so instead had a game drive and a lesson - but did lose money on this part of the booking

How could we improve the way we handled your booking and payment?

Great as ever.

Do you have any other feedback for us?

I was the only guest whose first language is English. The great majority of bookings are from Germans. They were lovely and mostly spoke excellent English and indeed invited me to ride in Poland with them next year. However, I think it would have been better had there been someone to chat in English with on some of the rides. The guides had good English, so not a problem when riding on my own. The swimming pool was too cold for most!

Finally a huge thank you to Marie for organising a personalised programme for me with great charm and willingness.

Thank you so much for getting me to another remarkable destination.