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Private Family Safari at Sweni and Ebony

Photography and words by The Dinetz Family, on private safari in South Africa with Guided Safaris®.

We had a great time in South Africa and want to thank you for all of your help. The people at the lodges were fantastic…

We loved Sweni and the renovated Ebony was good too, especially the new decks and “bar” area in the center. We can’t believe they didn’t have that bar in the past because it’s such a great gathering place in the morning and of course at night.

We liked our guides/trackers at both places — Barry/Daniel at Sweni and Michelle/Phanwel at Ebony — and learned so much from them. Trust, at Sweni and Agnes, at Ebony took great care of us. Attached are photos from our visit.

We also loved our community visit to Justicia. We saw the Happy Homes school and brought supplies from home for the kids. The lodge helped us with the list before we left. We saw a few groups sing and dance and also visited a home where we learned about food preparation and tasted some typical dishes. This kind of visit is very important to us — going beyond the lodge and seeing a village. Our guide from Justicia said it was not a romanticized village set up for tourists but instead was real Africa — a mix of traditional houses along side new modern homes, and people that honored their traditions at the same time wanting their cell phones and TVs. A great visit. Just what we wanted to see.

We definitely want to go back. Thanks again, we’ll stay in touch.”

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