Although it took almost 16 years to return to Mala Mala it was certainly worth the wait.
My first visit was to Main Camp but this time it was to Rattray's. The game viewing experience was the same - exceptional, made more so by our knowledgeable ranger Fritz. As a keen photographer himself he was able to position our vehicle to get the best light for stunning images. He was also a very attentive host throughout our three day trip.
Not only did we see the 'Big Five' but we also saw smaller rare mammals including Honey Badger, White tailed Mongoose and Large Spotted Genet. The highlights were a Cheetah on a kill and a female Leopard with an Impala kill high in a tree.
The difference between Main Camp and Rattray's was the accommodation - spacious and luxurious with great views of game at the river from the deck.
The friendly and efficient staff at Rattray's are all committed to providing excellent service. From our arrival and welcome by Alex and Narine through to providing cold drinks in our car on departure, all the little details were taken care of.
In summary, it was a 5 star hotel experience with amazing game viewing.
A trip to Rattray's on Mala Mala should be on everyone's 'Bucket List'.More