Kambaku Safari Lodge - Namibia

Experience Level

Kambaku Safari Lodge 2018

4 star rating   10 December 2018

I was very pleased with my horse, Omandudu, who I rode almost every riding session - he was very responsive and friendly and had a lovely smooth gait. Chris did not get on with the first horse he was allocated (Pockel) but the staff soon chose another horse (Oshaly) who was perfect. Chris was able to ride him for the rest of the stay. The terrain was flat and not very varied as the landscape was the same over the whole reserve and, because of the time of year, everything looked brown and dry. Many of the trees looked dead or had been affected by last year's fire.
However while riding we saw many animals - zebra, giraffes, many different antelope, warthogs and a good number of interesting birds.
The pace of rides was nice and varied with some very long fast canters on winding, sandy tracks - it was especially exhilarating galloping alongside a herd of zebra!
Because it was so hot in the middle of the day (40 degrees plus) the staff were very flexible and arranged the morning ride at 6.30 and the afternoon ride at 5.30pm, at our request.


The Riding

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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

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How would you rate the standard of the food?
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Being a game reserve (all their meat came from the reserve) there was rather too much emphasis on large steaks for dinner. It would have been nice to have a choice of main course.

Because we tended to have breakfast about 10am (after the morning ride which finished about 9.30 by the time we got back from the Stables) after the first day, when we were served with a roast duck salad, we used to skip lunch and just have some tea and cake before the afternoon ride.

The room was comfortable but not luxurious and was very hot and airless - a ceiling fan might have helped a bit.


Before Your Holiday

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Plan and prepare for your holiday?
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Feel comfortable about your transfers and what to expect?
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