This weekend my wife and I went to Aquila Private Game Reserve for an Overnight Safari that included 3 meals, 2 game drives and accommodation in the very cosy “Honeymoon Suite”. We were lucky in that we won a competition on the Fiona Furey Show in partnership with the Saving Private Rhino initiative on facebook.
Arrived at Aquila to a very warm welcome with complimentary drinks and meet some of the staff. Check in was done swiftly and we were then taken to our chalet nicely tucked on a mountain slope, oh and with its own private Jacuzzi. The room had a wood cabin feel to it. It was perfect. See pics below.
This was my first time at a game reserve and boy was I excited at the prospect of seeing the Big 5. On the 3 hours evening and 2 hour morning game drives we got to see hippos, elephants, giraffe, rhinos, springbok, antelope, zebra and so many more. Yes, we did get to see lions who were in a seperate enclosure. We got to see the lions feeding of a carcass! It was an awesome experience seeing these majestic animals in action. We also got to see cheetahs and a leopard who were also in a seperate enclosure across the road at ARC (Aquila Rehabilitation and Conservation Centre). The game ranger was very knowledgeable and passionate about the wildlife on the reserve. He explained every detail of the reserve to us as well as supplied us with some interesting facts and general knowledge of the animals in the reserve.
Truly African cuisine is on offer in the restaurant. There is just too much food to mention, all 3 courses were out of this world! All in all this was a truly wonderful experience.