We stayed here in mid August 2012 for 3 nights. The camp is close to the airstrip. It has a more planned feel compared with the other places we went in Africa. It is surrounded by a large electrified fence to keep out the elephants.
Unfortunately at lunch there are lots of animals: squirrels, mongoose, hornbills trying to take food. We saw one squirrel open and lick a honey container-repeatedly.
The lodges are very big and have numerous power outlets, flush toilets and 24h hot shower which is gas heated. Ours, lodge 12, had dodgy hot water and we had to get it sorted twice in one day. Otherwise the rooms are excellent, if not becoming a little dated.
Dinner is interesting. There is a manmade salt water spring next to the river which attracts lots of elephants. The unfortunate thing is that the smell of this water and all the animals is very strong at dinner time and for me anyway, a little off putting.
But the game trails here are very good. Our guide was Lucky, he is freelance and you are unlikely to have him but he was excellent. We saw the usual suspects; elephants, lions, impalas, tonnes of guinea fowl, leopard, giraffes. This was also the only place we saw wild dogs, which are endangered. The game reserve is very big and during the time we were there, very sandy/dusty.
Please take something warm if you're traveling there in August because it's very cold at night and on the morning drives.
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