NAZINGO RANCH: stay with elephants
We stayed for one night in the campement at the west gate of Nazinga game Ranch. With 500-800 elephants in the park you are almost sure to see elephants. Besides elephants the park has also antelopes, monkeys, warthogs, crocodiles and birds.
Just after we arrived in the afternoon at the campement Akwazena we saw two bathing elephants in the waterhole in front of the restaurant. Later in the afternoon during the game drive we saw many more elephants at close distance.
We stayed in the huts with shower and toilet. In the campement are also rooms/apartments and a 18-bed dormitory. It's a basic place, but great by it's location close to main waterhole of the park. Don' t be surprised that elephants also can stroll around the huts of the campement. So at night take care, because you hardly can see them in the dark.
There is also Campement de I'Elephant - Nahouri Safari- at the east gate. This campement has more luxury and has mostly hunters as guests, but tourists are also welcome.
The huts are spacious and clean. The beds have sheets and a mosquitonet. There is a fan, but the electricity is switched during the night, so be sure to open the grass shutters of the windows from the outside before it is dark to get a little breeze druing the night.
We had a good breakfast, lunch and dinner in the restaurant. From the restaurant we had a great view at the lake and we were lucky with two bathing elephants. By a wire-net the restaurant is protected agains mosquitos.
In the reception building are 2 shops with African handicrafts.