The Sarova Shaba Lodge was incredible! On the drive in we passed by mile after mile of what seems like totally inhospitable land. It didn't seem like there was anything out there, until we arrived at the gate and an amazing lush lodge right on the river. We were greeted with cold towels soaked in eucalyptus (I just stood there breathing it in for a few minutes). The rooms were spacious and felt like home (minus the TV). The dining hall featured buffet-style food and "Chicken George" at the bar was friendly and served up some top-notch cocktails. There is a crocodile viewing area that didn't disappoint, a gift shop that was reasonably priced, and plenty of monkeys for amusement. At the bar there are TVs where you can catch up on sports or news.