Travelling off the beaten track with two kids ( 5 and 10 ) you are especially observant of the service and quality you get. Shametu lodge provided us with an exceptional experience that best can be described as a friend of the "house". The owners are dedicated and manage to capture the essence of your needs together with their amazing staff. We even left our oldest behind alone at the lodge while we went shopping in the village nearby. Staff is alert and understands that when you ask where to find your morning coffee in the excellent morning buffet, instead of only pointing in the direction, they instantly bring you your coffee with a smile.
The chef not to be forgotten. He came to the table asking to our wellbeing, seldom seen in African lodges. Price is certainly within range of most family budgets, no need to climb higher as you won’t increase your value for money. We went on the hippo cruise and once stuck on a rock, the guide without hesitation jumped in the water to get us free...water with crocks and hippos I should mention... Take the village tour, it’s worth it, especially if you like us, have kids that are use to an overflow life. Good for them to see with their own eyes that the world is fare from equal.
We warmly recommend this lodge. Our trip included 4 countries in the region, and 3200 km driven, nothing on our trip came close to this. We will be back. Thanks to all at the lodge