Having travelled to plenty of lodges in Namibia, I was disappointed with Emanya. To get straight to the point:
-quiet, cozy place for some real R&R
-beautiful surroundings with great views of the watering hole
-comfortable beds and sheets
-Gates to the lodge open manually and no assistance for guests whatsoever
-The place is neglected- chipped paint on walls,peeling wall paper at bar. cracked glass doors and broken equipment scattered on the lawn as you go up the stairs at reception
-The set menu on our first night was TERRIBLE and with no taste. Waste of food!
-We were serve beef and lamb which I found very strange as most people travel to Etosha lodges to taste game and it wasnt a meal option for 3 consecutive nights. We only got to taste game on our 4th and last night there
-I was pregnant during my stay and I had to remind the waiter 4 consecutive nights NOT to give me dessert/meals with alcohol
-The rooms were lovely but didnt have mosquito nets or protection and in the evenings, the staff would place water bottles in the room and light candles for us but would leave the bathroom doors open and we were met with mosquitos at night. Luckily we had our own mosquito repellents so make sure to take some
-Our package included a complementary foot massage and we were told we didnt need to book a session in advance as long as we went at 10am on any day. When we finally went, we were told that the ladies who gave the massages were not there even though we assured we could go any other day. Very disappointing.
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