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We stayed at Arathusa for 4 nights in early April and had such an incredible vacation.
Accommodation - We stayed in the bush facing room and absolutely loved it. Very private, clean, and luxurious. Definitely recommend staying in the bush facing room.
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This was our 2nd time on Safari and we spent 3 amazing nights at Arathusa. The lodge was more than luxurious, and the rooms were fantastic complete with a private plunge pool. All the meals were delicious, and the safari drives were a real experience....More
Can’t speak more highly of the whole team at Arathusa, the attention to detail, service and warm welcome all made the holiday great. Along with the newly rebuilt accommodation, great food and of course amazing game drives. We just love this place and we will...More
Spent 4 nights in a bush facing hut and were welcomed by a young male elephant drinking out of our plunge pool. The accommodation, food and staff were all fantastic. Our ranger was incredibly knowledgeable and we did see the Big Five. I also used...More
We stayed in a water facing lodge but due to the drought it didn’t actually contain any water, however this didn’t stop the animals coming to graze here. We were also lucky to witness a male elephant coming to drink from one of the plunge...More
Hi Claire, we will be there also in April from 15th till 20th but to answer your question there is not a gym at this lodge. To get some exercise you can swim in small pool or you can go hiking with a ranger every morning... More
Hi Claire, we will be there also in April from 15th till 20th but to answer your question there is not a gym at this lodge. To get some exercise you can swim in small pool or you can go hiking with a ranger every morning after breakfast (game walk).
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We saw one very small snake on the deck where breakfast was set up one morning. Three birds (hornbills) had spotted it and were hoping for a snack, but one of the rangers encouraged the snake to leave the deck. All the... More
We saw one very small snake on the deck where breakfast was set up one morning. Three birds (hornbills) had spotted it and were hoping for a snack, but one of the rangers encouraged the snake to leave the deck. All the guests stayed about 20 feet away from the snake or more. The wonderful thing about Arathusa is that the staff and guides there know the wildlife and they make sure their guests are safe. The rooms are very well-built and everything is well-maintained, and housekeeping is very thorough, so you don't have to worry about surprises in your room. When elephants visited the camp one night, the staff immediately let us know and asked us not to walk anywhere without a ranger accompanying us. You could request a room that was closer to the bar/pool area if you wanted - that's where the most people activity is so there would be lots of eyes to spot an animal if it was nearby. When you're out in the vehicles, the rangers watch the animals' behavior, and they know if an animal is uncomfortable with our presence and then move away if needed. But, the animals are really used to seeing people on vehicles and they don't see us as a threat or as prey, so they just ignore us. It's awesome, because you get to observe the animals without disturbing them, and a ranger is always there to make sure you're safe.