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This was truly the experience of a lifetime. I had no idea this was at the top of my list until I experienced it first hand. There was nothing missing from this experience. The tents were awesome, the food was 4 star, the guides were...More
The "tents" are luxurious and in a lovely setting. Our guide/ranger, Derrick, was a seasoned veteran and we learned so much from him. The place is well run in an understated way. The vehicles and equipment are top notch. Well worth it.
Ngala shares an open border with Kruger so has good game viewing, big 5 plus all the others you would want to see, and interesting terrain to track the animals. There is a high quality of guiding and tracking, and the guides are knowledgeable and...More
There is a reason I went back to Ngala for my honeymoon after having first visited with friends in 2013. This private concession within the Kruger Park Reserve allows for longer game viewing into the dark and off road game drives. We we able to...More
This was our second trip to Ngala Tented Camp, this time with our son and daughter-in-law on their first trip to Africa, so their delight amplified ours. We spent 3 nights here and the 3 following nights in Phinda Sand Forest Lodge. As before the...More
As the previous person said, you won't be getting out of the vehicle except for during breaks for a drink/snack/potty. You also won't be standing in the vehicle, in part to keep from alarming the wildlife. My husband used a... More
As the previous person said, you won't be getting out of the vehicle except for during breaks for a drink/snack/potty. You also won't be standing in the vehicle, in part to keep from alarming the wildlife. My husband used a Canon 100-400L lens to get some amazing shots, including closeups of, for example, an elephant's eye or a beautifully colored bird. He rented it online--cheaper than buying such a large lens but if you're serious about getting great shots it was worth it. We brought a fixed lens camera for wider shots, which was useful for establishing context or shooting photos of the people on our drive. We also picked up a monopod in Johannesburg before heading out, but you might be able to get by with just a beanbag. I believe Ngala doesn't put more than six guests in any of its vehicles so everyone has a "window seat," although they're all open-air so you don't have to worry about a roof or frame blocking your view.