DNA – A Royal Special

The “Do Nothing at All” option, abbreviated to DNA, is a Royal special and is often a total misnomer as the goings-on in a quiet camp often leave you breathless. The concept of DNA is essentially to stay in camp, spend time relaxing by the main pool or bar, chatting to other folk on the deck, browsing through the many reference books in the lounge or staying in your suite simply D’ing NA.


However, it’s only when you find yourself nose to trunk with a bull elephant while lying on your day-bed or a mum and her calf munching close to your plunge pool that you realise what “relaxation” can entail! These visitors can’t read a “Do Not Disturb” sign and they don’t know what “shoo” means! It’s their place too and always has been so remembering to look right and left before leaving your suite!

The ongoing distractions from the river create unique photo opportunities in camp and all to a background chorus of the multitude of birds, monkeys and baboons around the camp, mainly when it’s quiet. The Lodge area is a bird watcher’s delight because of the variety of habitats and cover available, especially the large shade trees which shelter the complex. Never a dull moment!


If you want to relax then all is not lost – the Royal Bush Spa is, of course, another form of DNA, as is the exercise machine by the pool, the pool itself or merely catching up with the news at home with our wireless internet service, maintained by boosters throughout the camp.

Of course, our waiters are always on hand to keep you well supplied with refreshments at all times, and they can be contacted via the service telephone in your suite.