Ngala - Intro
Ngala - Tented Safari Camp
Ngala - Walking Safaris Camp
Ngala - Safari Lodge
Phinda - Intro
Phinda - Rock Lodge
Phinda - Other 7 lodges & camps
What you do on a typical day
Luxury safari tips you can trust
Top 5 reasons
They cost more than ordinary ones, but they are a better value. You get more for your money, as reasons 1 to 5 below demonstrate.
Better game drives
Choice game areas
Some luxury safaris have exclusive traversing rights to the best locations. This means superior wildlife sightings.
Private game reserves
Some luxury safaris (especially in Kruger) have exclusive traversing rights to the best locations. This means superior wildlife sightings.
Rangers and trackers
They are more carefully selected, better trained, and more eager to find the animals for you.
You seldom see a bevy of vehicles surrounding a lion like a swarm of paparazzi. And seating is usually two, not three abreast.
The staff-to-guest ratio is high, employees are more professional and hospitable. They pamper you. They remember your name, how you like your martini, and more.
Comfortable and stylish
Your cottage, tent, whatever will be a haven for relaxing and refreshing after game drives.
Better public spaces
Taking it easy
Everything from the main lodge building to the pool - is a soothing environment.
Food quality and presentation
It's several notches higher than found in mid-range lodges. And you have a wider menu selection.
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