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Garonga Safari Camp

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Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing place. Couldn't be faulted. Friendly, welcoming staff. Professional, competent Rangers. We saw everything including all the big 5 and it was only down to the skill of Lodrick, Elvis Richard and Anthony on the game drives. The food is second to...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Thanks indeed for your kind words. As mentioned in a previous report the Game Viewing has been really spectacular but it doesn't just happen, and so will definitely give your high praise to the Guides and their Trackers. The food is a big thing in...More

Reviewed 2 July 2015

It is difficult to put into words how fabulous our stay at Garonga was as part of our honeymoon but I can honestly say it is the best experience we have ever had and we travel A LOT! What was so lovely about the camp...More

3  Thank Laura M
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Thanks indeed Laura. One of the best activities especially in Winter are the Walks during the Safari Times. Plus the constellations are, as you point out, a real blessing at this time of the year whilst in Winter. I will certainly pass on to the...More

Reviewed 30 June 2015

We stayed for five nights at Garonga and were treated like royalty from the time we arrived. On arrival at Garonga we saw elephants and giraffes drinking at the nearby waterhole from the lodge balcony and that really made our day showing us what to...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 14 August 2015

Many thanks indeed for your very kind words. It was a pleasure hosting you. The Game Viewing has really been great over the last few months. We hope to see you back one day. Best Wishes Bernie

Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

A colleague and I spent 2 nights at Garonga safari camp and Little Garonga. The property as a whole including the rooms, the meals and the safari were great! The absolute highlight for me though were the friendly and sincere staff who would always go...More

1  Thank Jeremy C
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 30 June 2015

Thanks indeed for your very kind feedback. I will certainly pass on your comment regarding the Staff at our weekly meeting. It was a real pleasure having you both to stay, and hopefully see you back again. Best Wishes Bernie

Reviewed 15 June 2015

We liked the stay at Garonga, but the way to get there was so appalling, that we had to write à review, which we normally dont do... This is à 4-5 star accommodation, but their private road to get there is totally not accommodated for...More

5  Thank Katleen B
Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 17 June 2015

I am so sorry you were inconvenienced by the Dirt Road, and also by the lack of communications and follow up from the manager. Just to put right a few things; our GPS Co-Ordinates are correct for the location of the Camp. However in these...More

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Michele I
9 May 2018|
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Response from BERNARDO S | Property representative |
Good Afternoon Michele and Ian, Unfortunately we are closed throughout March. Tent 1 has the best view of the waterhole. Staying 5 days means much more chance of seeing all the Game, plus doing the Sleepout, massage, Bush... More
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Michele I
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Unfortunately we didn't get married there. We did however select Garonga to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. As a couple in our 40s we were the oldest couple for the first 3 nights with most of the other younger... More
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Ailee S
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
As beautiful as the safari drives are, they require physical agility to climb into and out of the safari vehicle, ride on unpaved, rough terrain for at least 3 hours and brave the cold in the morning or the sun in the... More
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"No. 6 is away from the lodge and looks down the creek bed."
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"It not a hotel but an upmarket safari camp in a lovely part of the world."
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"Either the lodge or the tents - the setting is fantastic."
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"Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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