Garonga Safari Camp, Makalali Private Game Reserve
Garonga Safari Camp is a romantic tented bush retreat, combining classic luxury and traditional African design. Days start off with a warming tea or coffee and biscuits before an early morning game drive, where you’ll drive through the bush in search of wild creatures including the Big Five. Afterwards, you’ll return for a hearty breakfast in the cosy communal main lounge or perhaps al fresco on the dry riverbed. Meals are usually served in the main lounge, which is also a popular spot for relaxing with a drink or two in front of the fire. On occasion, dinner is served in the Boma, an outdoor dining area complete with a fire pit – a wonderful, natural setting where you can get to know your fellow guests over delicious food. The wine cellar is stocked with superb South African wines to complement your meals and for honeymooners, there are unique ways to add romance to your safari such as private dinners, a massage in the sala or a candle-lit bubble bath with wine in a secluded outdoor setting.
The camp is intimate with just six Luxury Tents, each decorated in safari chic-style with rough-plastered walls and a clean, white canvas roof. All tents feature an enormous draped bed and an en suite furnished with double vanity sinks and a shower as well as a refreshing outdoor shower. A private viewing deck and hammock outside your tent create a serene spot to unwind or look out for wildlife as they drink from the nearby watering holes. For a magical way to spend a night on safari, opt for the ‘Sleep Out’ experience where you can sleep under the stars on a treehouse’s private viewing platform.