When it comes to game viewing it's always wonderful to have a choice. I could watch from the safety and comfort of a safari vehicle, close up on foot, or from a boat or canoe. As I had never attempted the latter, that's what I did. And when you're in a place like Phinda, a magical world of lush greenery, woodland, grassland, wetland, forest, mountain, marshes and pans, seeing this world by boat is really quite special. And of-course the rangers and trackers are very experienced, making it that much more special and meaningful.
The Lodge itself is like your very own private holiday home. My cottage not only allowed me access to the magical world outside, but also access to an interactive kitchen with chef, a butler and Internet access. I had a fireplace and my own swimming pool too. This is really ideal for the whole family. What an experience!