My husband and I stayed here for 1 night, and I'm really thankful we didn't have to stay longer than that!!
We stayed in 6 different lodges during our 10 day safari, and I can easily say that this was definitely the worst of them all. We were put up in a tented camp; the tent was SO small and dingy, I actually got super claustrophobic! To add to it, the tent was a dark bottle green in color, which actually made it appear even smaller in size than it was :( We asked for a room since they seemed bigger and better, but the hotel was totally booked so we had to put up with our tent.
We had to set up our own lamp (they just have 1 small tiny one), remove the mosquito net from the bed, and keep the bathroom doorflap open to give it a more spacious feel since I started getting breathless in there.
The washbasins in the tents do not have any hot water facility (just a single tap). When we entered our tent, we were cold and wet from the rain, and not having hot water in the washbasin was a total let down. The shower does have hot water, thank god for that.
The restaurant is an indoor room, which is disappointing since they could've easily had an open air kind of facility.
For our morning breakfast the next day, we showed up at 7 am, but breakfast wasn't served until 7:30 am (although I believe they say that breakfast starts at 6:30 am itself), so that delayed our departure. :(
The lodge itself is quite beautiful, but I'm sorry to say that I was dying to get out of this place.
I will add, however, that the service was really good. We wanted hot water which was only served in the restaurant, but since it started raining, they had it sent to our room without any extra charges, and without us having to request it.
Overall, I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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