6 September 2012 by Julienne du Toit

Ngala’s eco-friendly tented camp

If you crave luxury under canvas in the bush, here’s an option that is within the Kruger National Park’s boundaries.

The tents are placed so that they are secluded. Photo courtesy andBeyond

Ngala Private Game Reserve, famous for being 1 of the 1st privately owned properties to be incorporated into Kruger National Park, has a new and improved tented camp.

The refurbished tents are eco-friendly with double insulated canvas, which means less heating and cooling is needed. The air conditioners are energy efficient, as are the LED lights.


										One of the salas, where you can spend time with nature. Photo courtesy andBeyond

The camp is set in a place of tall trees and thick bush – so each tent and its ‘sala’ are completely private (the sala is a place where you can reflect in peace, retreat, read, meditate or be quiet with nature).

But there’s more feel-good stuff here. Ngala is part of the Kruger now, but as a private game reserve within it, it pays South African National Parks an annual lease fee. This is used to fund conservation initiatives in smaller parks around the country.

Also, Ngala has exclusive traversing rights, which means visitors have a massive stretch of wilderness to themselves.

The camp is set in a place of tall trees and thick bush – so each tent and its ‘sala’ are completely private.

Apart from the tented camp, the original safari lodge remains extremely popular.

Ngala is owned and run by &Beyond, 1 of the top safari operators in Africa and India.


										A view of the camp from the Timbavati River. Photo courtesy andBeyond

Category: Responsible Tourism


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