Our agent at this Safari tour company has been a pleasure to work with. Knowledgeable, competent and with an outstanding follow-through and personalized attention to every request made and every detail was taken care of.
The itinerary flowed seamlessly and trouble-free.
Here it is: 2 nights at the Residence in Johannesburg. a 6 star hotel (if this rating existed) attention to every detail, impeccable cuisine and definitelya "keeper" for our next trips.
in every one of the next 6 lodges we stayed 4 nights.
next we flew to Chitwa Chitwa Game Lodge (a repeat for us) a lavish lodge. I was astonished at being recognized by our past Ranger, named Surprise. He did rememeber every detail of our request s from a trip 4 years before! a true Surprise! luxurious accommodation, great service and my only complaint was the quality of their breads. They MUST hire a pastry chef! .
on to Exeter River Lodge- gorgeous accommodations, great food, no complaints. definitely will go back again!
next we were at Founders Camp in Londolozi portfolio. we had been previously at one of their other lodges, Tree.
this camp alhtough a bit larger, was equally comfortable, the suite was quite large, food was great and no complaints. again, will keep on going back!
afterwards we went to Lion Sands where we had stayed previously at Ivory Lodge, this time we stayed at River Lodge.
Gorgeous and luxurious suite, attentive on site managers, good food although larger than Ivory (Tawny suite previously), most comfortable and luxurious, expansive suite # 14
following was Little Bush- a bit of a disappointment although a small lodge (certainly the smallest of the Sabi Sabi portfolio) Food was not what we expected although the staff was most pleasant and eager to please. a knowledgeable and enthusistic ranger and tracker wonderful sightings, but I must confess it was the smallest suite we had in this trip. I guess it should be up for updating in short term.
Last was another "repeat": Dulini. we had stayed here 4 years ago, when it was part of the &Beyond group. Again our ranger and tracker recognized us. They "upgraded" (remodelled) the lodge apparently last year after it changed ownership, and I must praise them. It is even more beautiful and large then I remembered it. Great food, great location and great food, managed extraordinarily by Chef Jessica. We had requested a special type of bread to be prepared for us for Friday night (a Challah) and she delivered a beautiful and tasty hand made challah. It made us feel very special! Besides, whatver we requested from her, our wishes were fulfilled, Nothing was too much (or any , as she said) trouble.
Definitely will go back!
All! every accommodation was as requested and described, every nutritional and allergy request was taken care of at every lodge. It was a most successful trip although I cannot give her credit for the amount of Wildlife seen...
I would skip Little Bush (part of Sabi Sabi portfolio) and would either go to one of their other properties (like Earth Lodge or even Selati) or somewhere else. Chef was very personable (and little brother of one of our rangers in Londolozi) but incompetent in the kitchen (to our taste) Everybody else seemed happy.....
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