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Reviewed 6 October 2020

This is my third time at Lalibela Game Reserve. I can only sing high praises for this reserve. From the very helpful admin when making my booking to each staff member I cannot praise them highly enough. The rooms were large and the bed was the most comfortable bed ever. My daughter in law wanted to pack it up and take it home with her (LOL) Rooms were extremely well equipped with a real powerful hairdryer. Much attention to detail. Even a night treat on your bed.

Food was excellent, Pre breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner. snacks and drinks on the game dives. So much to eat!!

Two 3 hour Game drives everyday, nice warm blankets for the chilly mornings and evenings. A welcome warm drink on return from your evening game drive.

While it is a small private game reserve it nevertheless has the big five and a nice amount of Game to see. We saw everything even a freshly taken cheetah kill and the new born lion cub were the highlights of our trip.

Our experience of the wonderful game life, birds and nature was magical and memorable. Our Game ranger was such a star, going the extra mile in making sure we saw all we wanted to see and particularly accommodating and making the children's experience fun. They learned so much.

Very experienced and knowledgeable Game rangers. Staff are so friendly and so kind and playful with children. They have programmes for the young ones. Our children (8 and 5) had a most wonderful experience. So much fun.

The setting at Marks Camp is very peaceful, a lovely outside bar, a pool near a water hole and another children's pool by the main dinning area. We were treated with a visit from the buffalos at Mark's Camp water hole.

All in all cannot rate this highly enough from the comfort of the rooms, to the food and especially to the genuinely friendly staff, not one downside. Have been to several Game Reserves in the area, all of which were wonderful but in my experience Lalibela is tops. Lalibela offers Luxury accommodation at affordable prices

Date of stay: September 2020
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Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Dear Annette

Thank you for your amazing review of Lalibela Game Reserve! Wow, we are so glad to hear that this was your 3rd stay with us! We are so happy that you got to see the newest edition to the reserve, the lion cub! It is adorable! It is not everyday that you get to see a herd of buffalo having a drink at the waterhole below the swimming pool. We are so glad to hear that your family had a wonderful time. This is what quality family time is all about, making life long memories. We hope that you and the family will be back for another visit. We would love to welcome you back for the 4th time!

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

A wonderful 2 night stay spent at Lentaba, the attention to detail, the attentiveness of the staff, every meal of the highest quality and the brilliant wildlife sightings thanks to our guide Ruan Walker, made for an unforgettable experience, looking forward to the next visit soon.

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Dear Helen

Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful time during your recent stay with us. We will pass on your kind words to Ruan and the rest of the Lentaba team. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit!

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The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Our family and friends had a wonderful visit to this amazing reserve this Spring. It was so wonderful to get out of the City and into nature. We had wonderful sightings of a cheetah and her kill, wild elephants and scary male Lions. The staff at Mark's camp were so sweet and accommodating and made our stay most enjoyable. Our children had a ball. The food was absolutely delicious too.

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve. We are pleased to hear that you and your family had a wonderful time at Mark's Camp. We are so happy to hear that you had a great game viewing experience. It is not everyday that you get to see a cheetah with a kill. What a wonderful memory. We do hope you will visit us again in the future!

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The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 29 September 2020

A wonderful two night stay at Marks Camp! The game drives were great - the cheetah did a little catwalk for us, the lion roared and walked right past us. Also saw various bird species, yellow mongoose, zebra, giraffe - too many to mention. The cutest was the little rhino calf falling asleep after a drink of milk from mom. And then there was the fabulous food! The staff was super friendly and helpful. There are two pools - one overlooking a water hole where we saw a hippo cooling itself down. The lockdown blues were long forgotten by the time we left! We will be back!

Date of stay: September 2020
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Lalibela Game Reserve , Guest Services / Front Office at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review Lalibela Game Reserve! We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us, post lockdown. We could not think of a better way to get rid of those lockdown blues. We hope you will be back for another visit in the future.

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The Lalibela Team

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Reviewed 25 April 2020 via mobile

We spent 3 wonderful days at Kichaka Lodge on Lalibela Game Reserve, and what a fabulous experience it was.
The warmth and helpfulness of all the Staff, from the minute we arrived, was so welcoming and professional. Coral Suite was beautiful and so spacious inside, with the outside deck and plunge pool, totally immersing us in the beautiful landscape.
It was so lovely to also be overlooking the watering hole, with hippos even in place to greet us on our arrival!
Our 2 game drives each day, led by our Ranger, Woody, were the experience of a lifetime, absolutely incredible to see so much, even on our first drive, and with such breathtaking scenery. Each drive was a new adventure, with Woody’s knowledge and passion for every animal, every plant, bringing the dream to life. We especially loved Woody’s ‘speaking’ to the animals - and their responding to him.
Thank you so much to all at Lalibela - we had the most wonderful time, so pleased we chose you for the grand finale of our first South Africa trip.

Date of stay: February 2020
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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LalibelaManagement, Guest Relations Manager at Lalibela Game Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2020

Dear Guest

Thank you for your wonderful review of Kichaka Lodge. We are delighted to hear that you had a lovely time during your recent stay with us. The water facing suites are a real treat as you get to enjoy views of the waterhole right from your own private deck. Woody is a fantastic guide and will be so happy to know that you enjoyed the game drives with him. He has so much knowledge to share with his guests. We hope that you will visit us again in the near future. We would love to welcome you back!

Kind regards,
The Lalibela Team

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