This place is like no other. In intimate little reserve with only 7 bungalows that are so spectacular, rustic, yet luxurious. Each has a nice sitting area, netted king size bed (in ours at least), double showerheads in a stacked stone shower (there's one outside too), double sink, separate toilet and a tub that sits in front of a large window looking out on the reserve in total privacy. Oh, and did I mention the personal dipping pool out back?
The food is also fantastic as is the service, but the main draw is the bush rides.
Every morning you are awakened at 5 a.m., grab a quick coffee and a piece of fruit, and head out into the bush. After about an hour of tracking giraffe, elephant, lion, etc. they stop the land rover and set up a little outdoor morning snacks with hot coffee and alcohol, if you wish. After another couple of hours of tracking, you return to camp for breakfast.
During the day you can read in the library or use the internet, nap, swim in your private pool, or whatever you like. One day they had a snake exhibition, which showcased five deadly snakes! Lunch is anytime between 12 and 2ish, then your evening bush ride begins around 4 p.m. with a happy hour break somewhere out in the wilds.
The animals are gorgeous and you are so up close and personal with them they almost seem tame. This is probably due to the fact that there is no hunting on this reserve, so they are not threatened by humans, but I'm not expert. All I know is I was 15 feet from a lion eating a kill and he was more interested in roaring at his cubs who were trying to move in on him, than on the range rovers full of enthralled spectators.
If you do one spectacular trip in you life, it must be safari at Leopard Hills.
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