Accommodation: Fantastic! Exceptional! Unbelievable! We had the family suite in the Water lodge, with two large bedrooms and a living room with a nice fire-place. Each bedroom has a private bathroom, but one of the two is just like in the dreams, with Jacuzzi and shower closed only by windows with a view on the bush! And there is also a huge terrace with a small private swimming pool over the water basin of the lodge. Towels are changes twice a day, and everything is all inclusive. When I say everything is not just meals, but also room minibar, laundry and anything else you can think of.
Food is exquisite and always more than enough. Maybe if I have to find one negative point in our stay is the fact that meals are served at a very slow pace that sometimes is not optimal, especially if you have young children.
Staff is very professional and they basically think about everything. You do not have time to need anything, they have already thought about it. Impressive! We never felt so “taken care of” before!
Game drives: Pumba is a medium-size reserve with about 7000 hectares. Rangers are very professional and prepared (and by the way, they also serve you a fantastic drink in the wild to have a short break!). As a first Safari experience Pumba is a very good choice. It’s clear that one miss a bit the thrill to drive 2 hours to find animals, but still it is very enjoyable. And for little extra money they allow you to have your own vehicle where you can bring your kids!