This was my 4th year in a row returning to Ndutu - which probably tells you all you need to know. This trip was even better than usual, as they have employed a new head chef and the quality of food was much better than my last visit - but in all honesty the food/lodge is not the reason to visit Ndutu; it is the quality of the wildlife viewing which really does compare favourably with anywhere else in the whole of Africa I have been, It is simply stunning. The lodge manager Ainslie is also doing a brilliant job of looking after the place and all the staff are lovely.
My guide for the week was Marando (again) and he did an unbelievable job (again). He is extremely skilled at finding cats; one leopard he found us was truly incredible. He is also such a well mannered and polite man. We have just heard that he has tragically been killed by an elephant near to Ndutu. This is so incredibly sad for his family and for Ndutu - he was a wonderful ambassador for the lodge and for his country. I will return to Ndutu next year but with much sadness that Marando won'e be there to look after us again. RIP Marando and thank you for looking after me on my previous trips.More
- Free Parking
- Breakfast included