Garonga offers a true Big Five safari experience, with expert guides and trackers who are knowledgeable about the wide variety of animals in our nature reserve. Track wildlife in the pre-dawn or enjoy traditional early morning and late afternoon game drives.

Safari walks with a game ranger are another highlight, bringing our guests up close to the flora and fauna of the nature reserve. The Garonga guides will also point out the varied birdlife, and explain how they track animals by their prints.

Game Drives

Game Drives are at the heart of the Garonga experience, allowing our visitors to encounter the Big Five up close. Your stay will typically include a morning and afternoon game drive on our open-air Landrovers.

Enjoy tea, coffee and snacks in the bush as the animals are waking up on our morning game drives, and cocktails or a glass of wine as the sun dips below the horizon on our evening game drives. In addition to the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, white and black rhino), we also have cheetah, hippo, crocodiles, spotted hyenas, wild dog, and plains animals like zebras, giraffes, and several species of buck.