eyelid. It’s your holiday, after all. Bernie both owns and man- ages Garonga, so you are guar- anteed personal hospitality and service. Meals are taken at sep- arate tables, or as a group, de- pending on your preference. You can enjoy a romantic al- fresco picnic, a private dinner, or poolside barbecue. The local wine, beer and spirits are all in- cluded, and the food is sublime. The camp is small and peace- ful—it contains six tented dou- ble-bedded rooms and one villa, all with indoor and outdoor showers, king-size four-poster beds and viewing deck over the flood plains. Only 14 people can stay here at any one time. Guests are charmed by the African-inspired décor, the crisp white linen, wooden furni- ture and the calming, neutral tones which echo the bush around them. In the thatched reception and dining area a crackling fire and large, com- fortable sofas await weary limbs on cool nights, and open sides let the warm breezes refresh guests in the heat of the day. A luxury villa, the Hambleden Suite, is Indonesia- meets-colonial-Africa style, and has a saltwater pool, outdoor sala and indoor lounge, as well as a glorious ebony four-poster bed and a hand-beaten copper bath. The suite is self-con- tained, so you can have com- plete privacy. There is also that amazing tree-deck above the watering hole, where you can spend the night of your life—a totally African, other-world ex- perience. However you spend your time, it will be special. CLUB BENEFITS Garonga Safari Camp is your home club in the African bush. You receive VIP treatment which includes a 20% discount on rates as well as a complimen- tary upgrade to the exclusive Hambleden Suite if available, and treats such as a bottle of South African bubbly on ice to welcome you and a complimen- tary 45-minute massage to put you in the mood for this ‘safari for the soul’. Rates include all meals, including teas and cof- fees; drinks including house wines; all game drives and bush walks; sleep-out excursions; bush bath; and laundry. Check availability at your reciprocal clubs: Call us on 020 7399 2960: More details, see also countryclubuk.com 147