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Reviewed 16 March 2015

Wow, we had a wonderful time at Ngala! Ngala is in the bush! The road to the camp was a real off road experience. Luckily we used my sons 4x4 vehicle! The lodge is located next to a dam and on the very first night we saw elephant drinking from there. There are a few resident bushbuck and warthogs roaming around the buildings. Chalets are very comfortable and after the scrumptious lunches it is a cool haven for a afternoon nap. The rangers and trackers are very knowledgeable and take the extra mile to search for animals that you wish to see. Jaben really did some bundu bashing and took us over real rough terrain to give us the best view of a female leopard.
After your early game drive a healthy breakfast awaits you and believe me you are hungry by that time! The staff are friendly and helpful and nothing is too much for them. I can recommend Ngala it was an experience of a life time! Thank you everyone!

Room tip: All roomsAll rooms will be fine no 19 nearest to dining area
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Elna B
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Reviewed 13 March 2015

Ngala was wonderful. Not only did we see all the Big Five on our safari trips, but we enjoyed wonderful times and meals with the staff. Mama Connie and our tracker Elvis were amazing, as were all the staff. My son and I were even invited to the local village, where we spent time with the villagers, toured the school and soccer field, etc. The only downside to the entire trip was the difficulty in finding a WiFi connection. (The travel date is inaccurate, but the real date wasn't available for selection.)

Date of stay: July 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 March 2015

Our first trip to South Africa, our first safari - and absolutely nothing will top this! Each member of the Ngala staff brought something special - first class and personable service, a smile all the time and wonderful food.

Our tracker Elvis is the best. He led us to see all the big 5, plus the fat 5, the ugly 5, and the beautiful 5 too!! Armed with only a walkie talkie and a tree branch, he fearlessly walked the bush for us, and right to every beautiful creature we wanted to see.

However, we cannot say enough about our ranger Jenni. She brought enthusiasm and expertise to each drive. She engaged each of us with her knowledge, but even more so connected to our kids (age 13 and 10) like we've not seen. Jenni made this safari for them; their own little excursion where they made their own plaster wild life tracks was truly above and beyond. She has sparked zoology interest in both, and has instantly become a role model.

Thank you to each and everyone at Ngala and to Peter C at &beyond for partnering with us to create a once in a lifetime experience; one though we hope we are able to repeat sometime again!

Room tip: Each suite at Ngala is meticulously set up and kept. You cannot be disappointed.
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Dean F
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Reviewed 28 February 2015

Beautiful, luxurious place, outstandingly skilled guides, extremely friendly staff. Top quality, highly recommended. You won't find a better animal experience anywhere on the planet, and at Ngala you do it in luxury.

Date of stay: March 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank mr_jonathon
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Reviewed 25 February 2015

What can we say about Ngala? This was our trip of a life time and the Ngala family made it much more than that. It is an experience that will stay with us forever.

The people, the food, the accommodation and of course the animals were amazing. Mama Connie looks out for everyone as if they were her own family and our butler Marcus couldn't do enough for us and made our stay so special. Our ranger, Elliot, was absolutely amazing, taking us on many an adventure and an African massage we will never forget! His knowledge was outstanding and along with Arab our tracker they enabled us to see all the big five and many many more.

We can't wait to return - if you are thinking of going on safari don't hesitate and head to Ngala for the experience of your lives.

Date of stay: September 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Lindsay F
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