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Good memories are meant to be shared. Add yours to our collection of testimonials.

Like it's untamed surroundings, the Makumu Lodge offers
adventure and tranquility in equal measure. Here's how prior guests experienced their stay.

A true blessing…

Dear Chris and Janet

I’ll never forget this incredible time with you.
We enjoyed it so much, especially the game drives.
Your knowledge and skills were a true blessing and especially
reassuring while facing down a herd of angry elephants.
It was such an unbelievable experience for us and we
are very sad, to leave.
By the way, can we borrow Nellys?
I never ate such good food in my life.
I come back for sure.

Best wishes
Birgit Schrowange

- Birgit Schrowange

Perfection of our stay

This place is just heaven on earth. No words can describe the perfection of our stay. However I will try.

-The atmosphere in this lodge in the middle of the bush is magic.Everything is open and you feel connected to nature.
-The style of the lodge is unique, tasteful, luxury and with so much love to detail.
-The staff is just amazing. Everyone is happy, smiling, friendly and makes you feel not like a client but a friend. It is not necessary to express your wishes, they are read from your lips.
-The food was just the best I ever ate. Nelly is a goddess in the kitchen.
-The game drives with Chris and Philip were just breathtaking. They spot all animals, no matter how good they are hidden and they have a great sensitivity for the moment. You can feel how much they love what they are doing.

Janet and Chris are great hosts who really do everything to make your stay an unforgettable experience.
Frederik & Hans-Jürgen

- Frederik

Wonderful Experience

Dear ‘New’ Friend Janet & Chris
Its been a wonderful experience in this unique lodge.
So many beautiful details, its setting, its efficient staff,
and you as our hosts and Brett’s infinite knowledge- you really spoiled us!
And hope to come back someday ......
Carlos, Ricardo and Mariela

- Carlos, Ricardo & Mariela


Dear Chris, Janet and staff
We will never forget our stay at Makumu Game Lodge.
Thanks for your attention and kindness to us at all times.
The magic of this place is unique and it cannot be experienced
if one does not spend at least four days here.
Hope to see you soon
Elisa, Nina and Miquel

- Elisa, Nina & Miquel


Thank you so much.
We had the most lovely and inspiring days, definitely come back.
We will and bring our loved one’s to share this experience.
Wolf and Tony

- Wolf & Antonia

Paradise on earth

We spent 10 days in a paradise on earth MAKUMU. It’s a unique stylish and beautiful lodge.
The name MAKUMU means: Endless view -  and it becomes reality.
From our terrace we were able to enjoy the immense view of the African bush.
Near the lodge we had a number of water sites where animals would come regularly to drink and take their bath. Amazing!!
We were continually spoiled from head to toe with excellent food.
Janet and her team did everything to make us feel comfortable and at ease.
And our ranger Chris, nothing could stress him… not a flat tire, not wild running elephants, not even lions approaching us.
He was at all times calm which in turn, kept us calm.
In the morning he would cook us the best bush-coffee and for the sunset he would fix us the most special and stylish apéro
The game drives were always an adventure. We were lucky enough to experience them super close.
However, the most unforgettable night was when we slept in the bush (in a tent) and we were surrounded by more than
300 buffalo, not knowing what they would do next - and by early morning
an elephant stood 12 feet in front of us, wishing us good morning. Pure adrenaline!
During the day we were happy to indulge in our impressions at the pool, relaxing in this unique environment.
Several of the nights we spent around a large fireplace.What we will never forget is the last barbecue night,
It was soooo romantic to be out in the bush in a dry river bank, by candlelight and surrounded by the roar of the lions…
while others enjoyed the silence of the night.always knowing that wild animals were nearby. Unique feeling!!
MAKUMU, we were thrilled and we will come back.
Sergio und Bruna Verardi

- Sergio + Bruna Verardi

Unmatched Hospitality

This was our second stay at Makumu and it seems to be getting nicer with every time we visit.
Right upon the arrival it feels like coming back home, even on our first visit.
An unmatched hospitality (thanks to Chris and Janet), the breathtaking views and the lucky Wildlife experiences we had made it a second to none experience! We have visited many Private Game Lodges but none offered such a good balanced mix between a real Bush-feeling and a Luxury Lodge.
The only bad experience we had was the reunion with our scale, as the food was so incredibly good. Best “home-made” cooking Ever! Thank you Nelly!
Thanks again to the whole Makumu Team and see you soon.

- Vanessa Lange

Makumu Game Lodge

Makumu - The garden of Eden

Never in my life have I seen such a beautiful and fascinating place than Makumu. The atmosphere can hardly be put into words as it’s breathtaking and magic. At each arrival I am so touched by the crew and the amazing house that I could cry for happiness. It is a wonderful place with incredible positive vibes, surrounded by the African bush with its richness of natural beauty and animals to watch from the morning till the sun sets. As there are no fences you might get visited by an elephant who is thirsty and drinks out of the pool or you are taking a bath in your room and a buffalo passes by. And when you arrive from a night drive,  Makumu is illuminated by hundreds of candles. This is when I feel home.

I can’t wait to be back for the 8th time in November! Just love it!

- Karin Seger

Memorable in every respect

Makumu was memorable in every respect. If you have been there you will never forget it. You do not need Internet. It is one of the best live cinemas in the world.

- Dr. Daniel Fuchs

One of the greatest experiences of my life

Makumu was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I will never forget my time there.

The beauty of the landscape, the animals and of course MAKUMU.

The whole experience was unforgettable.

- Barbara Eberle

A very, very special place

We will go to Makumu next November for the 6th time. We love Africa and especially Makumu. One of the most wonderful places in the world. You can get the experience to get in contact with a huge range of animals, wildlife and on the other hand pure luxury at the farm. Very, very good hospitality, very, very good kitchen and of course very, very nice and friendly people who take care of you. Moments within the nature and the animals which can take your breath away…. we always had a wonderful, fantastic and very interesting holidays at Makumu. A very, very special place…..

- Corinna & Martin Dreier

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