Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Luxurious Shiduli now part of the Karongwe Portfolio
I took some time out of the office last week to go to visit Shiduli Private Game Lodge in the Karongwe Reserve, which forms part of our standard safari itinerary. I have great memories of Karongwe as it was there that Will and I released Shiloweni (who became quite a famous leopard) a couple of year ago. You can see a video clip of Will and our now tour manager Anton with Shiloweni in 2009 on you tube.
Anyway back to the present day. Shiduli was as ever looking great, their rooms (see my bed room picture below) are luxurious and their friendly staff are always attentive, making us feel at home from the moment we checked in. It is just one of the reasons that we have included Shiduli in our safari itinerary. The other being the magnificent Karongwe reserve, where my guests were fortunate to see the big five in their first game drive, followed by a bush walk with Cheetah...wonderful.
Shiduli now forms part of the Karongwe portfolio, that includes several other lodges on the resevrve. So while I was in the reserve I visited Kaname River Lodge where I was escorted by the rather dashing guide Bronson, who showed me this wonderfully luxurious yet intimate exclusive lodge. I then went on to visit Chisomo Safari Camp, where I had arranged to meet camp manger Ross, who showed me around the river lodge cabins. Again as you would expect each cabin can only be described as luxurious, yet light and airy unlike some of the cabins I have seen on other less well presented reserves.
All in all, Karongwe was a great hit with my guests and well...me.
We'll definitely be continuing to include all the lodges of Karongwe in our safari packages. If you would like to visit Karongwe and join us on a conservation safari then drop me an email email@example.com
Written by Carol Fox
On Track Safaris manger