Hard to know where to start...
First the people: I will start with that because Lily and Conraad have set up an incredible example that is reflected in the dedication of their staff to make your stay at Rukiya perfect. Perfection is not easy so there is large effort of coordination to make things flow efficiently. It started when we set the foot in the lodge, we felt welcome instantly and attention was paid to every detail during our stay to make sure that the service delivered was flawless. During our stay we felt at ease with all the staff members and part of the Rukiya family. The schedule was laid out for us: a perfect balance between activities and time for relaxing undisturbed. We were greeted after each drive, we never had to wait, Lily shared our first meal at camp. The tent was always immaculate.
The setting: the setting by the Blyde river is pristine, an oasis. Close detail again has been paid to minimize the negative impact of the lodge and the materials used blend with the environment. No sacrifice has been made to comfort though. The tents and their furnishings offer all you need and the efforts of the staff to prepare your bed at night do not go unnoticed: warm hot water bottle in bed is a great touch. The tents have a porch overlooking the river and at night you can hear the sounds of the jungle.
The drives: we had a great time during our drives and Donavan, Conraad and Elliott put an immense effort to track game for us. The guides were very knowledgeable, informative and fun. The land rovers were is perfect state nad half of the fun is actually riding in them with the guides' commentary.
In summary: oh yes anytime we would go back! You will love your stay at Rukiya.
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