The brilliant transformation and elegant new look has kept Ngala’s genteel and romantic safari feel but enhanced the guest offering.
Each of the lodge’s 20 thatched cottages have been extended to offer a more spacious room layout while the ensuite bathrooms have been enlarged to offer al fresco showers and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the natural light. Discrete walls of natural stone and carefully contoured pathways between the rooms ensure plenty of privacy. The private verandas of each cottage have also been extended to ensure plenty of space for private dining
In keeping with Ngala’s reputation as a family favourite, three family cottages have been created. These back-to-back cottages are connected by an inter-leading door and can be sold as a family unit or as two separate rooms. In addition to the family cottages, the popular Family Suite remains open and comes complete with its own full-size swimming pool and dedicated safari vehicle.
The lodge’s guest areas have also received a makeover, with the popular watering hole deepened and opened up as a focal point. A new rim flow swimming pool has been installed which offers magnificent views of the wildlife coming down to the watering hole. For the more active guests, a well-equipped gym now offers the opportunity to work out while gazing out at ever-changing bush scenes through the panoramic windows and there is a fitness sala offering a range of relaxing and rejuvenating massage options for after the workout.
andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge offers guests twice-daily game drives, bush walks and walking safaris. Sensitive off-roading practices allow close-up game sightings while later afternoon and evening game drives can continue after nightfall. While for families, andBeyond’s WILDchild programme brings the magic of the continent alive for children as young as six. Kiddie adventures at andBeyond Ngala Safari Lodge include baking in the lodge kitchen, animal tracking and bug viewing, beading, football with the lodge staff, a village walk and shortened game-drives that will captivate kids from start to finish.
Rates from US$450 per person per night.
Family cottages from USD$1,891 per night.