We go on safari often but at Selati we saw things we never have - a lion kill and two different pairs of mating leopards. What an experience and that goes to our amazing ranger, Craig and his tracker Kenny. They went out of there way to ensure we had a fantastic sightings. The accommodation at Selati is kind of colonial African . We got upgraded to the honeymoon suite which was huge with a lounge, outside shower and bath and a little viewing deck. Selati is a little older than some of the camps we have been in so the layout is not to the Camps best advantage but it was none the less a beautiful spot and the gardens were very well maintained. For those that don't know, a typical safari day is as follows: 5:30 wake up call followed by a tea, coffee and light eats spread. You go off at 6 and return to the camp after 9. While on the drive you will probably stop for a coffee and tea break with rusks, fruit or maybe even muffins. Breakfast is served upon your return and it compromises fruits, cereals, muffins, croissants, cold meat, cheeses, jams and a hot breakfast of your choice. Lunch starts at 12 till 2 and at Selati they have a menu you can choose from which has salads, sandwiches, hot meals and dessert. At 3:30 you are back at the dining area for afternoon tea which is a massive affair of cakes and savoury snacks. You must try the iced coffee! Then you are off at 4 till 7 for your afternoon drive. They also have sundowners and the last part of the drive is in the dark with the tracker searching with his massive light for interesting night time animals. Back at the lodge dinner is served after drinks in the bar area. More snacks! And then a splendid 4 course meal around the fire or in the farm house kitchen. There chefs produced amazing meals. We had a super time and on the last night they even sprinkled our whole room with rosé petals, had a bottle of chilled champagne and a table laid on our deck for private dining!
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