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We stayed at Ngala Tented Camp as part two of a safari organized by &Beyond. We both adored Ngala Tented Camp. On the one side, the feeling was really one of being very close to nature in the wilderness - more so that at Phinda...More
Excellent setting. Warthogs, kudu and hyaena wander through the camp and an elephant drinks regularly from the swimming pool. Fine dining. Comfortable accommodations. &Beyond, moreover, has a laudable animal, land and people conservation ethic. A very good camp that I recommend highly.
We generally love the And Beyond Lodges but it is more peaceful sitting in our small Johannesburg garden listening to the birds than sitting eating a meal at Ngala Tented. Initially I thought the noise came from a generator. We go to the bush for...More
Given all the great reviews, we had huge expectations on Ngala Tented Camp and these expectations we exceeded substantially.
The rooms were excellent. The staff were wonderful. The food was absolutely delicious.
However, what really made our holiday so awesome was the quality & professionalism...More
Our stay at Ngala Tented Camp was amazingly wonderful! Our experience from start to finish was a peaceful and sheer delight, and the service provided by the entire team – managers, waiters, guide, tracker, chef, salon technician, gift store staff and the house cleaning ladies...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.