Accommodation is experienced in ultra luxurious villas, all with private wraparound decks, outdoor showers and a series of retractable doors and windows that affords visitors the ultimate indoor-outdoor experience. The main thatched lodge is equally sumptuous and comfortable with its chic Colonial decor signature. While the food atTuningi Safari Lodge will keep you more than sated, dinner is a veritable extravaganza of local flavours and is taken in the open-air boma. From expert game drives (with or without your children), quiet time on the lodge deck contemplating the day’s game viewing, or falling asleep to a bush lullaby, the sense here is one of being immersed in nature while still enjoying all the modern conveniences that Tuningi Safari Lodge’s 5-Star rating promises.
It can be frustrating for budding young David Attenborough’s’ and their families who are hankering after a safari holiday – the majority of lodges are not particularly child-centric, with policies ranging from general restrictions to age limits on game drives (usually no one under six). On arrival at Tuningi Safari Lodge, guests with children meet the chef to discuss everything from preferred meal times to special dietary needs. Children over five are allowed on the first game drive and the under-five set haven’t been forgotten: they will enjoy fun, shorter 4X4 ‘bumbles’ in the bush. A full nanny service offers peace of mind when parents are away from their brood.
Other highlights at Tuningi Safari Lodge for kids include: supervised educational treasure hunts to find eggs, nests, snake skins and bones; a personal work book to check-off the wild and wonderful things they encounter; and a private dinner in an outdoor boma with a resident chef, who will help them prepare bush treats.