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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We have just finished our stay at Little Garonga and cannot praise this safari park enough. Our Hambledon Suite was pure luxury with its own pool overlooking the park. Every need is catered for and the staff, especially Robert, were superb - we did not want for anything. The game drives were also great and we managed to see the 'big 5'.
My only negative would be the drive in. The information does say that a 4 wheel drive is preferable, I would say that it is essential! The road is very poor and it does take about 50 minutes in a car from the main road to the camp - however that is all forgotten once you arrive in this little oasis of luxury! Thank you.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Robert indeed runs a great operation up at Little Garonga; it is so nice and intimate. The Hambleden Suite has just been redone (Floors etc) and so looking really great.
The drive in - It is a slightly problematic road in a few places, but I would hasten to add an SUV is quite appropriate.
Thanks again.
best Regards
Bernie

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The location is superb. Perfect for peace. tranquillity and viewing big fives.
The games drives are the biggest highlite and saw all big fives 2/3 times over.
The food is good and drinks are respectable. In particular evening dinner with other guests and some staff is a welcome relief after all the drives in the forest. Well organised too. Credit goes to Charlotte, the manager.
Rooms are luxurious considering it is the middle of jungle/no where. Facilities are great
Staff are very helpful. kind, considerate and understanding.
The Trackers and Drivers and guides have all requisite knowledge and depth of the area so as to ensure we have the best possible views of all animals. To name some. CJ, Jossehia, Richard, Pheebies ( sorry if I have spelt the names wrong )
Manager Charlotte great. Excellent in all co-ordination and deserves 5 star.
The biggest draw back is it is fully inclusive. If this being the case not sure why guest are required to write down and account for any drinks that they take from the bar cupboard. Feel that is very mean and shame on owner.Mr Smith, who insists on this.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same. Have only 6 rooms and are well furnished, good facilities.
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2017

Dear Jay,
Thanks indeed for your very positive review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your Safari experience seeing the Big 5, and quite rightly as you say, all credit to CJ and Phineas.
Charlotte is indeed a star who manages all very capably in a friendly manner.
Regarding your last criticism, it is the norm in Safari Camps ( those that include drinks), for what we call an Honesty Bar where guests are asked to record their drinks purely for our own stock controls.
No meanness or shame is intended, and apologies for it being perceived in this way.
Regards
Bernie

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stayed at Garonga for 4 nights as part of our honeymoon in January. The whole experience from start to finish was incredible. The camp and our room/tent was very comfortable and the staff were so friendly and attentive- remembering our names and chatting to us about our day. It was our first safari and it surpassed our expectations, thanks to our wonderful driver and spotter, Josiah and Richard. We saw more animals than we were expecting, and they were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - it was great fun. Highly recommend the sleep out, what an experience! We left feeling very much part of the Garonga family and hope to be able to return one day. Thank you to everyone that make our stay so wonderful!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks so much for your very kind words. Am so glad you enjoyed your Honeymoon with us.
Josia and Richard are indeed a great team, and highly amusing.
As mentioned before; the sleepout is a once in a lifetime experience; well worth trying.
best Regards
Bernie

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! Went here on the start of our honeymoon and it was perfect! Our guide Lodrick is a top man!! Could write an essay about how much we enjoyed ourselves but will be succinct to the point...go here!!

Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Great that you had such an enjoyable Honeymoon at Garonga.
Thanks so much.
best Wishes
Bernie

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 5 days.. the most amazing stay.
Everything first class from the food to the game drives.
Accommodation 5 star, indoor and outdoor showers, amazing views lying in own hammock on own decking .
Staff and game drive guides were outstanding ..knew everything about the animals and area.
Swimming pool just what you need after morning drive.
Just can't say enough abut how wonderful it was.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks so much for your very kind feedback. Five days sounds a long time, but believe me it isn't. We have many Guests taking advantage of our Stay 5 Pay 4 in which they can then experience all we have to offer including, Safaris, The Star Bath, The Sleepout, massages, Microlite Flights as well as a bit of rest in between!
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Bernie

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