Quick summary; plenty of diverse wildlife, excellent ranger, many opportunities to interact with international, interesting guests, plenty of snacks and meals. In May bring t-shirts for warm day time temperatures, but bundle up for morning and night safaris.
We decided on Gomo Gomo solely because they offered air-conditioned cabins and WiFi. Temperatures can fluctuate more than 20 degrees Fahrenheit on a given day in the Greater Kruger National, so the protection of a cabin at night and air conditioning during the day was perfect. The WiFi was a bit slow. However, this is true for the entire Koger area.
The excellent, small group safaris in an open Range Rover were ideal. Each Safari was better than the one before! Our guide/ranger, Warren, was informative, humorous, entertaining, and kept updated on sightings via radio. Drinks and homemade snacks were provided during each Safari.
The staff was very safety conscience. We were escorted to the lodge/ cabin when it was dark outside. The cabins were equipped with communication radios, fire extinguishers, etc. A fence surrounded the property kept dangerous animals at bay, with two entrances, should one be blocked by animals.
Dedicated staff, considerate of individual diet restrictions, thoughtfully prepared meals and snacks. However, most of the food, although tasty and well proportioned, was a bit laden with carbohydrates and fat.
One of the best aspects of Gomo Gomo was the sharing of experiences among multinational guests. We enjoyed the interaction among guests, encouraged by meals served at a communal table and small Safari groups.
We stayed in cabin 3, which had 2 rooms and a bath. The cabin had a double and 2 twin beds with a great view of the watering hole. It was probably the closest cabin to the lodge which made it a very convenient location. The cabins were fairly clean despite brick and wood construction.
The day at Gomo Gomo was well planned, keeping us busy yet allowing down time during warm hours to rest or mingle.
Below is the “Suggested Daily Program” for early May that was given to us upon arrival:
05:15 Wake Up Call
5:45 Coffee/Tea & Confectionaries
06:00 Morning Game Drive
09:00 Back at Camp
OPTIONAL: Game Walk
15:45 Afternoon Game Drive
19:00 Back at Camp & Pre Dinner Drinks
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gomo Gomo Game Lodge is a private and intimate Lodge situated in the prestigious Klaserie Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park, with a common unfenced border. Our traversing area is approximately 6000 hectares (14800 acres) of the reserve offering guests varied landscapes with an excellent possibility of coming face to face with the “ Big 5 “ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and numerous othermammals and bird species in their natural habitat.Early morning and late afternoon / evening game drives are conducted in open 4 X 4 Land Rovers with well qualified and experienced field guides and trackers who will ensure an exciting and informative safari. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gomo Gomo Game Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve