Hello lovely Simone!
Thank you ever so much – our trip to Ngala was truly beyond expectation – we were treated like royalty!!! We saw so many incredible things – I think my favourite was the 9 lion cubs with 2 magnificent lionesses we saw yesterday! Today we had an even bigger surprise….a rare appearance on the property of a pack of wild dogs – it’s our 15th wedding anniversary today so that really was a special present!!! We last saw wild dogs on our honeymoon at Londolozi so we felt incredibly lucky today! The leopard sightings were also breathtaking and we saw more elephants than I have ever seen in the space of 4 days!! So blessed. The boys absolutely loved every minute of it!!! Ross our ranger was absolutely incredible and we had him all to ourselves for 6 game drives!!! So lucky!!!
We absolutely loved Ngala – the new renovations are fabulous and the standard is so high – beautiful rooms, incredible food and such excellent service! We had one of the senior butlers called Moses and he was attentive beyond belief!
So all in all to sum up our 4 days…we all cried when we left this morning! We could have stayed indefinitely! It was a very special family time for us – the healing power of the bush really helped to ease somewhat the exhaustion and grief of this very tough sad time!
Thank you so much for arranging everything to perfection, Simone! We appreciate it so much! And a million thank you’s for the gorgeous bottle of Steenberg bubbly and the Ngala hats which was such a special touch – we wore them every day!!! Really appreciate your kindness and thoughtfulness!
The Endangered Species Centre was remarkable. Unfortunately it took us longer than anticipated to get there from Ngala and we hadn’t appreciated that it was part of the public daily tour which started at 10am – we only got there at 10.25 and the lady said we’d missed the tour. Eventually Tom talked her into giving us a quick one hour tour so we saw most things – although can you believe it – the one thing we’d come to see – the baby rhinos – were sadly not available for viewing!!!! They have just got a new female rhino and she is not used to vehicles or people so they are trying to get her acclimatised! So gutting but understandable. The cheetah certainly made up for it though – what incredible work they are doing there!Nicky