Peter F, London, United Kingdom

I don't dish out the 5 stars often; if I could give 6 I would do here for Hlosi Game Lodge.

We stayed 2 nights in a luxury tent; the veranda on the tent affords an awesome stargazing experience as there's little light pollution.

Food wise you won't go hungry; the quality of the food is on a par (and sometimes exceeds) an average UK gastropub and is all inclusive, along with a wide variety of soft and alcoholic beverages.

The staff are excellent and very attentive and helpful, especially the rangers. We had Lucky who has been at Amakhala for years and knows his way around. We saw 4 of the Big 5 on our first drive and at least 3 each drive after (amongst other animals).

I would return in a heartbeat.

If you're considering a Safari, here's a couple of tips from me;

• If you have a digital SLR camera, it will likely have an ISO setting. Learn the relationship between that, light, shutter speed/aperture and quality (and motion/zoom) before you go - and how to change it quickly. The light varies rapidly and this will help you no end.
• If you don't have a digital SLR camera, rent one. It's not as expensive as you may think and there's loads of places that do it.
• The iPhone is a marvel and has a great camera - but it really won't cut it on a Safari! (he says having sent hundreds of photos from
his SLR to a couple that only brought an iPhone and were disappointed)
• Game drives start in the cold and dark and end in sun and warm - dress in layers accordingly.

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