UNRIVALED ACCESS TO STUNNING WILDLIFE
At the Ngala Private Game Reserve, you'll find 14,700 untouched, wildlife-rich hectares nestled between the Timbavati Nature Reserve and the world-famous Kruger National Park, one of the largest national parks globally. With no fences along Ngala's borders, extraordinary wildlife populations – including herds of buffalo, endangered wild dogs, towering giraffes, near-threatened white rhinos, and spotted hyenas – enjoy ample freedom to roam. You'll have an incredible opportunity to spot the "big five" game animals: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffaloes. In the local Shangaan language, the reserve's name even translates to "place of the lion"!
INTIMATE ENCOUNTERS WITH WILDLIFE
As the first private game reserve to be incorporated into Kruger National Park, Ngala provides you with exclusive access to undulating hills and flat woodlands brimming with wildlife. With no other vehicles crowding the dirt roads, you can easily envision the vast African wilderness as your personal haven. You'll enjoy an intimate wildlife experience, complete with game drives led by knowledgeable rangers and skilled tracker teams.
DISCOVER THE WILDERNESS IN UNIQUE WAYS
You'll have a variety of options for exploring the wilderness at Ngala, including safaris on foot and guided walks in the bush. Ngala also provides off-road game drives, employing environmentally-conscious techniques that allow you to get closer to the wilderness. After sunset, embark on night drives and marvel at the dazzling star-filled skies while listening for the low cries of bush babies. Ngala's size and its abundance of diverse wildlife make every single game drive distinct and thrilling.
ACCOMMODATIONS THAT HARMONIZE WITH NATURE
You can choose between two areas to stay at Ngala, each designed to blend seamlessly into the splendor of the wilderness. Coupled with the continuous calls and rustles of the local wildlife, the areas create an enchanting atmosphere ideal for relaxation in nature.
FAMILY-FRIENDLY STAYS AT NGALA SAFARI LODGE
The Ngala Safari Lodge is an excellent choice for families, featuring three family cottages and a family suite. The lodge hosts the WILDChild program, offering your kids a unique, unforgettable, and educational experience to enrich their African adventures.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE TRANQUIL NGALA TENTED CAMP
Stylish and comfortable, the Ngala Tented Camp is perfect for an escape into the African wilderness. Ingeniously nestled within the forest on the banks of a seasonal river, the camp comprises nine luxurious, tented suites.
ROMANTIC GETAWAYS AT THE NGALA TREEHOUSE
For an additional fee, the Ngala Treehouse presents a romantic option for couples seeking a break from everyday life. The elegant treehouse is private and opulent, built on an elevated and secure platform.
SUPPORT CONSERVATION EFFORTS WITH YOUR STAY
A portion of Ngala's fees and profits are contributed to the National Parks Trust to finance conservation projects across South Africa. This arrangement is part of the annual lease, representing one of Africa's most innovative conservation partnership agreements.