Ant’s Nest is hosted by Ant and Tessa Baber who built the lodge and who create a wonderful sense of friendly hospitality combined with vast experience of conducting safaris for people of all ages in this pristine wilderness environment. Ant’s Nest can take up to twelve guests, most being accommodated in the main two storey thatched house which has several guest bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities, a large living room and comfortable lounge on the first floor, while outside is a lawned area and a heated fifteen metre swimming pool. The house is comfortably furnished with hand carved furniture, plenty of big cushions and comfy chairs and log fires for cooler wintery evenings.
By taking the entire place, every requirement of a family can be catered for including the timing and variety of safari activities, menus and excursions further afield. Ant and Tessa guide a very wide range of safari activities and of course the open safari vehicles are best for seeing the largest numbers of animals on game drives. Even more fascinating are the walks enabling you to put Africa “under the microscope” identifying tracks and learning to identify animals from their dung, understanding the medicinal use of plants, watching a column of army ants raid a six foot termite mound and learning a huge amount about the bush as you go.
Ant’s Nest also has a number of well-schooled horses and you are encouraged to spend a few hours on horseback which is a wonderful way to enjoy your surroundings, even for novices. Moving up a level, guests at Ant’s Nest can also enjoy an elephant back safari and a chance to touch these magnificent animals and watch them feeding, hear them communicate and admire their social interaction.