What a fantastic surprise I had when I visited Senyati in October. Firstly Senyati does not accommodate overlanders. That means that the BAR WITH THE BEST VIEW IN THE WORLD is quiet and serene...elephants, baboons, warthogs, sable, orix, roan antelope and we were even lucky enough to see two wild dogs. After my first day there, I thought, okay, now I have seen the whole Chobe in 4 hours. At Senyati, you can just sit. The animals will come to you. Senyati offers free WIFI which was a pleasant surprise as the guide books did not mention this. All I wanted to do at Senyati was to take a rest..and that is what Senyati allowed me to do. Even though we camped right next to the bar at Senyati it was not noisy. People get up early and go to bed early at Senyati. The deck stays open 24 hours a day, so when you wake up in the middle of the night, you are free to go to Senyati's waterhole to look at the animials coming and going. Senyati is not the place for the brandy brigades from South Africa. They should rather go to Toro Lodge. Both Lulu and Louw at Senyati were fantastic, helping us to plan our next stopover. Senyati recommended that we go on to Kongola go Dan's place at Mafunje, and Mafunje was as stunning as Senyati. I wonder if I will ever get full satisfaction from any other Safari camp after my visit to Senyati. We had our own toilet and shower at our campsite at Senyati. Where in the world can one camp with ones own ablution block while enjoying WIFI for free. Thumbs up to these people who built a little paradise from nothing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aircon is provided in our self-catering chalets and our campsites are all equipped with private toilet and shower. Our campsites also each have a 220V electric point, a cooking area and a private braai area. All campsites also have hot water basins for the washing up of dishes. Free Wifi internet and free entrance to the photographic elephant hide for all guests. Guests can take photos at ground level, literally centimetres away from the elephants. Chalets are fully equipped with aircondioners, stoves, microwaves, fridges, crockery, cutlery, glasses, bedlinnen, mosquito nets and much more. Senyati is located around a waterhole which is lit throughout the night, 24/7. A small Serengeti. While sipping sundowners at the "bar with the best view in the world" you will be entertained by a constant flow of animals...elephant, giraffe, zebra, of buffalo, warthogs, roan antelope, sable. By campfire or in your bed you will have a lullaby of the cry of the hyena, the bark of the jackal and the roar of lion... Senyati also arranges Victoria Falls transfers, Chobe River cruises, tiger fishing trips, safari drives, airport transfers and much more. The reception area is equipped with a small shop, selling souveniers, fire wood, meat and other daily necessities. ... more less