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Garonga Safari Camp

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Reviewed 17 September 2015

I've been to this place several times now, and have never been disappointed. Garonga rates as one of my favourite places in the world. What a place of relaxation and game viewing. Bernie the owner takes an active part in its running, and is often...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 October 2015

Thanks Brian for your very kind words. As always it was great to have you back again; sorry we missed each other this time. We look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards Bernie

Reviewed 23 August 2015

Had a wonderful four night adventure at Garonga. Excellent food and wine, wonderful beds and the view from the verandas is the Africa you've dreamt of. Convivial international crowd made the group dinners a memorable experience. The staff is attentive, exceedingly well trained, and caters...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 October 2015

It was pleasure to have you stay and thanks indeed for your very positive comments. You certainly tried most of the activities outside of Safaris which is always fun to do, and the Microlite is a fantastic experience. Thanks once again. Best Wishes Bernie

Reviewed 21 August 2015

It is very rare in life that an experience is perfect; we are taught to critically analyse and recommend improvements. Garonga was 'top of the pops', an unforgetable experience that could not be faulted. Bernie's vision and attention to detail in every aspect of life...More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 October 2015

Thanks Bob and Gill for your very kind words. I will certainly pass on your feedback to the Staff who really make this place and provide you, the Guests, such a memorable experience. All the best Bernie

Reviewed 20 August 2015

We stayed at Garonga for 3 nights and the service was fantastic. Bernie and his team create an amazing atmosphere, with delicious food and beautiful settings. The Rangers for the safari drives are very knowledgeable, professional and have a great sense of humour!

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 October 2015

its was a pleasure hosting you here, and so chuffed you enjoyed your stay. Thanks indeed for your very promising feedback. Best Regards Bernie

Reviewed 20 August 2015

Every day was a joy! What makes this Safari Camp special is the small details. The staff take the trouble to introduce themselves personally and learn and use your name. Different staff introduce the menu and the chef comes out to see you each evening....More

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Response from BERNARDO S, Owner at Garonga Safari CampResponded 10 October 2015

Thanks indeed for your very positive feedback.It was great hosting you here and so glad you enjoyed the food, the Staff and different themes we give to Guests. As you say, quite rightly, you are here for the Animals, and as has been stated previously...More

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Michele I
9 May 2018|
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Good Afternoon Michele and Ian, Unfortunately we are closed throughout March. Tent 1 has the best view of the waterhole. Staying 5 days means much more chance of seeing all the Game, plus doing the Sleepout, massage, Bush... More
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Michele I
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Unfortunately we didn't get married there. We did however select Garonga to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. As a couple in our 40s we were the oldest couple for the first 3 nights with most of the other younger... More
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Ailee S
3 February 2018|
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Response from Fred K | Reviewed this property |
As beautiful as the safari drives are, they require physical agility to climb into and out of the safari vehicle, ride on unpaved, rough terrain for at least 3 hours and brave the cold in the morning or the sun in the... More
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"No. 6 is away from the lodge and looks down the creek bed."
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"It not a hotel but an upmarket safari camp in a lovely part of the world."
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"Either the lodge or the tents - the setting is fantastic."
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"Mobility issues should ask for a lodge close to the main camp area. But every lodge is spectacular."
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