Fantastic service, wonderful food. 5 hours up a dirt track and there was a kids play area! our boys loved it (ages 4 and 2). We loved the scenery. It is 5 hours from Rumphi on bad roads. I'd only recommend trying in a 4x4 with high clearance.
- 25 Apr 2014, Mrs Ellen A.
It was absolutely lovely, but there really should be a cheaper option. I suspect that this is prohibitively expensive for a lot of people, and if they're traveling from overseas they don't have camping equipment. An in-between option, e.g. simpler rooms or hostel-type rooms would really help.
On our 2nd night there were 16 people staying which I felt was too many for the facilities, otherwise I would have rated it 'great'. The appeal was that it was remote so didn't expect it to be so busy.
The service was outstanding and cannot be faulted. The staff were exceptionally well trained and geared to the needs of the guest.
The food prepared by Godfrey and his team was excellent. Thank you to John and all the staff, we wish our stay could have been longer.
Equipment in the rooms not working properly. Very worn bed linen and towels with holes. Lighting very dingy. This is classed as Upmarket in the guide book!
- 29 Apr 2014, Mrs Maggie J.
Madidi Lodge advertises itself as an African experience. Whilst the ambience was fine, the restaurant was a great disappointment. The menu was extremely limited and not particularly well cooked. Only one course was offered, but packet soup was reluctantly provided by the cook, as was a fruit dessert.
Again, a computer needs to be provided for guest use. Not everyone lugs a laptop around Africa in their rucksack!