Summary: At the start of this year my partner and myself spent 3 nights at this camp. For the first two nights we had the place to ourselves having just missed the new-year rush. This new camp stands out over the other camps that I have previously stayed at. The whole experience felt like being on an exclusive honeymoon which will now be hard to beat when the real one comes around!
Service: Everything flowed exceptionally smoothly. The staff were friendly and within a short time it felt as though I was catching up with friends I had known for years. Annemette (manager) and her crew obviously enjoy their job and are good at it. Every need is tended to and every aspect worked like a well-oiled machine.
Value: For a luxury camp, no question it is excellent especially when combined with the flying package.
Sleep Quality: Depends on how you look at it... I find it a novelty being woken up by the sound of the wildlife in camp and loved it, some might not. The beds for me are very comfortable and it is easy to get a great night sleep.
Cleanliness: Tents were cleaned every day. Free standing bath and outdoor shower was enough to keep even myself clean on a dusty safari.
Location: Junction of two rivers in the heart of the park. Enough said. The sounds of the birds and insects are occasionally broken by the sound of the hippos calling out to each other. I had no end of entertainment watching the hippos. The road into the camp itself from the open part of the park is a bit bumpy (excused as an "african massage") and takes a few minutes. The recent unseasonal wet weather had caused the road to break up and it in the progress of being sorted.
Rooms: Have a look at the brochure, does what it says on the tin. Only marginal issue is that each tent, although it has its own private garden down to the river is not "on" the river in the true sense of the word. The 15 yard walk to the edge was not a hardship though. On a different note, there is 24 hour electricity in all the rooms useful for charging a camera that you are guaranteed to keep busy.
Other Info: When you get the choice, definitely opt into the sun downers. A neighbourhood friendly herd of giraffe tend to want to get involved.
Amazing experience to be repeated soon.
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