My husband and I spent 5 nights at Little Garonga in September for our anniversary. We really can't speak highly enough about the people, the camp, the food and the accommodations. First and most importantly, the people, as without their level of kindness, intelligence and attention, accommodations mean nothing. They could not be kinder, more helpful or more skilled. This is the real deal and your safety and enjoyment is their top priority and you will never find yourself in doubt of that.
We saw all the animals we hoped to see (prides of lions with cubs, rhino, hippos, giraffe, elephant and even the elusive leopard snacking on a baboon) and much closer than we ever imagined. We never felt that our safety wasn't the top priority and spending time with the guides and trackers like Jaff, Samantha, Stewart and Kaiser was an absolute pleasure.
The camp runs like a finely oiled machine with game drives in the morning and afternoon with amazing food before, after and in between. You won't go hungry and it is impossible not to be impressed with the variety and quality of food. Thank you, Chef Sylvia! At each meal we were cared for with the highest level of quality. Thank you Robert, Herfric and Eric! It was an experience we will not soon forget but are in great danger of annoying others with our safari tales of amazement and joy.
The only missed opportunity was to meet the owner, affectionately referred to by others as "Bernie". He proved more elusive than a leopard during daylight and we would have loved the chance to tell him that he really got it right as everyone and everything was better than we ever could have dreamed. Hey Bernie! THANK YOU...
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- Also Known As:
- Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve