As part of our safari, this hotel was as close as we got to a British hotel. To sit in the sunken "lounge area"' and watch wildlife wandering just a few metres away. The biggest animal on view in this area was a hippo, so we kept indoors, and wandered toward the lake with some trepidation the next day. There were hippos in the lake, but they did not venture too close to our boats. The small walk from our room to the dining area was safe, as the free to animal area was fenced off from us. Food good, and service excellent. No sign of beggars here, and a good experience was the order of the day.