Myself and my wife went to Garonga for the first part of our honeymoon and I can't explain just how brilliant it was, you really have to go there to experience it yourself. From the amazing welcome with home made lemonade and champagne in your room to the incredible food and amazing staff it's a little piece of heaven from start to finish. Our guides were Jesiah and Brian and they were superb. Zele, the manager, is fantastic, knows who you are straight away and makes you feel at home instantly (she even knows what you drink during the day by the pool!).
With only 6 "tents" (I could happily live in a tent permenantly if it was like that!) and a maximum of 12 people it feels so exclusive and guarantees you 3 seats per couple in the jeep, which is great - especially when you see others crowded into jeeps. Everything is also done for you, a great examples is with the colder nights in August getting into bed to a that is pre-warmed with the electric blanket is heaven. The bush bath is a superb experience and watching elephants drink from the water hole whilst you eat a gorgeous breakfast is also amazing. We saw all the animals we wanted to see and had some simply incredible experiences at Garonga that neither of us will ever forget.
The area itself is beautiful and we could both happily lie in our hammock and watch the world go by between game drives - you can also look at the scenery from your own outdoor shower!
To be honest as I've said above I can't really describe how superb Garonga is - the small gestures, the grand gestures, the relaxing atmospheres...I could go on - and if you're thinking about it just go ahead and book, you won't regret it.
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- Also Known As:
- Garonga Safari Camp Hotel Makalali Private Game Reserve
- Garonga Safari Camp South Africa/Makalali Private Game Reserve