Reflecting on my time spent at nDzuti, memories of relaxation, excitement, satisfaction and comfort come flooding back to mind. If I were to dissect the experience into five reasons to book a Kruger safari at nDzuti, then these are the reasons I would serve…
Sitting on Kruger National Park’s left flank, nDzuti is found in greater Kruger’s Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. This means big five territory! The reserve shares an unfenced border with Kruger National Park, making for exhilarating game drives where you can expect to find lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino just around any corner.
From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel like you are part of the family. As your transfer arrives at nDzuti, Bruce and Judy, the lodge managers, are already outside waiting to welcome you to the camp’s homely atmosphere and fresh rooms with their warm hospitality. Throughout your stay you are well fed (with a great variety of explosively scrumptious wholesome meals). Two game drives per day are also included in your stay, which are served with safari blankets for warmth during the chilly moments. You can also enjoy your beverage-of-choice at a mid-game-drive stop at a viewpoint.
You don’t have to take my word for it though, simply browsing through nDzuti’s Trip Advisor reviews from past guests, show that I speak the truth.
It’s a combination of a few things that make staying at nDzuti feel like a romantic getaway. It’s in the warm glow of the path lights that lead to the fire pit in the evening, the ice-bucket and bottle of chilled wine that’s ready when you are, and the blanket of stars that dazzle overhead in the night sky. It’s in the pool on the viewing deck that overlooks a waterhole, the green carpet of grass that lies beneath the camp’s tall trees, and the daily traffic of tree squirrels and hares that scurry around it.
It’s these little things that give couples that charming retreat feeling. Elements which also happen to make up a magical family safari experience.
Great wildlife viewing
Bruce and Judy pack a punch of knowledge and respect for the creatures and wilderness that surrounds them. It’s something you’ll discover after just one game drive at nDzuti. With a hardy 4×4 to conduct a wildlife tracking session through Klaserie’s natural obstacles, they make it feel like a gentle meander. The reserve’s location allows for excellent big five wildlife spotting drives, and with Bruce or Judy behind the wheel, their tracking skills are sure to deliver fantastic sightings.
For the safari experience, I found the pricing excellent. The safari camp has been built to host no more than 8 guests at a time. This small group ensures that each visitor walks away having soaked up an intimate and exclusive wildlife-viewing safari in Kruger.
Having experienced nDzuti first hand I truly believe that the question shouldn’t be about why you should stay at nDzuti, but rather, you should ask yourself why not…