Best Christmas Ever - Big 5
We saw all members of the big 5 and many more in our first 48 hours - so close and so exciting!
Excellent venue, lovely staff and great food. The staff choir welcomed us to the Lodge and sang on Christmas Eve and Day - special memories are made of this! Room 1 is enormous and private with big deck and plunge pool overlooking the many animals in the lake. Hali and Moses our ranger and tracker are the most talented and knowledgeable professionals on the planet and although guests would have felt safer with a gun on the Land Rover for our road trips it wasn't needed. We will be back!
highrollerreefing, London, United Kingdom
What a fabulous place this is... all the staff are fantastic and nothing is too much trouble. The wildlife viewing was beyond our wildest dreams (pardon the pun).We did two safaris a day for four days and each and every one was fantastic. I knew when we first arrived, walked down to the huge decked bar area and a large herd of elephants wandered into view on the other side of the lake...we were in for a treat! We saw at least 24 species of mammals including 'the big 5' and at least 27 species of birds. It was heaven. Huge thanks to Harley and Moses our fantastic guide and spotter. We even saw a pair of leopards mating and a mum leopard feeding her cubs!... wildlife viewing doesnt get any better than that. Highly recommend this place and can't wait to go back again.
Experience of a Lifetime!
We spent 4 amazing days in an amazing cottage with amazing guides and left with amazing memories! From the moment we were greeted to the moment of our sad departure, we were absorbed into the Chitwa gentility, knowledge and communal spirit. Considering we were geographically far from any urban area, the food and its presentation left us speechless. Chantel and Stefan manage this lodge to perfection, and we would return in a heartbeat!
DLClarkie, Tucson, Arizona