Although the camp itself is very nice and the staff were very helpful and friendly, there are problems with this lodge. We were put in a tent at the far side of the camp, there was no radio in the room nor any kind of way to communicate with the main hub should there have been any kind of problem - we felt a bit isolated. There are also domestic details such as the generator working limited hours: hence dark mornings and evenings (the generator going off at around 10pm).
By far the most serious drawback however is that there is no hosting whatsoever and thus it is being run as a hotel rather than a lodge. Hosting and communal dining is crucial for a wildlife lodge as it encourages a warm and friendly atmosphere where guests can talk about wildlife sightings etc.
The food was delicious.
As I say, it is a very nice place and we were very well looked after but I don't think it knows what it's trying to be.
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