"What should we write to describe Samara? Should we highlight the great staff, which gave us a warm welcome when we arrived, marvellous service during our entire stay, or gave us a hug when we said goodbye like old friends?
Or should we provide you details of the lovely suite we stayed in, beautifully decorated and very comfortable? Or should we mention the bathtub filled with steamy hot water when we returned from our evening game-drive, or the small sweets on our pillows when we returned to our suite after dinner? Don't miss the wonderful relaxing massage in the afternoon.
Perhaps we could mention the lovely meals, all well prepared and nicely presented, and served with a smile. Or the good choice of wines to enhance the experience.
And let us not forget the game-drives. Of course the number of animals is not as high as in some other parks, but where can you track white rhino or cheetah on foot at very close range? And the different landscapes, or the view from Eagle Rock, totally amazing. Stargazing after dinner, staring at the Milkyway, with our ranger Gibson pointing our specific stars among the millions we could see.
I think it is the whole package which makes Samara such a wonderful place, which is so lovely that for the first time in 15 trips to southern and eastern Africa we returned to the same lodge. You should go there and see for yourself."
- JAN-TINY, THE NETHERLANDS