Arathusa Safari Lodge
We visited Arathusa Safari Lodge at the start of June 2014 for 4 nights. It’s a fantastic place to stay with large, comfortable and clean rooms. The setting next to the lake/waterhole is absolutely perfect, many animals come to drink, a pod of hippos also live in the lake and they are fun to watch and listen to.
The food was amazing – tasty and plenty of it. We also had the choice of some different meats we hadn’t eaten before – ostrich burgers, kudu, nyala and impala.
One evening we returned from the drive to be taken to a clearing in the middle of the bush all set up for dinner, with tables, lamps and fires burning – a fabulous experience as with the lack of ambient light, the stars were phenomenal.
Our amazing ranger D and his fabulous tracker Derrick – ‘the Double Ds’ were able to find us every animal we said we’d like to see. The enthusiasm of the ‘ginger and coffee coloured ninjas’ is infectious. We had the same group of guests in our jeep for the 4 days we stayed and luckily we all got on really well and so there were lots of laughs between all of us as well as the amazing animal experiences.