Arriving at Saseka we walked into the main dining and reception area double and triple volume. This is the perfect setting overlooking a massive dry sand river bed, which also is where some of the boma dinners take place. The main lodge area is built in stone with beautifully curated gardens and a water feature which brings the sound of flowing water directly into the dining room, creating a peaceful and tranquil setting for mealtimes. Crossing a bridge to the toilets, you can see an eclectic collection of antiques and old stoves which are beautifully placed around the sitting area. Seseka also boasts a lovely curio store where you can find beautiful gifts for spoiling loved one unlucky to still be at home.
Our meals were meze style sharing boards as well as ala carte meals and always of exceptional quality. The staff joyfully brought our platters and always had a story and a smile for us. The staff at Seseka manage that magical space between interaction, whilst never imposing – it is wonderful.
Our room was a decorator’s delight! It’s a tent – but unlike any tent we have ever stayed in. Imagine the most luxurious accommodation you can, then swop out the walls and ceiling for canvas. Every detail is meticulously thought out and the overall feel is that no expense has been spared. This makes it really hard for us to leave the rooms when it was time to go out! I loved the fabric printed tent top which has an old feel pen and ink biology fauna printed theme. The room has an outdoor shower with complete privacy and our own private plunge pool. We were in the presidential suite so we also had our own fire pit with large lounging couches – which made for the perfect place to sit back, with a glass of wine, relax and watch animals pass by.
The presidential suite also boasts its own pickup and drop-off area for those who do not wish to be seen by other guests. It also has its own kitchen, and if you want, you can choose to have all your meals prepared and served in the suite. We did not take advantage of this feature – but we did indulge in fruit platters on our bed!
The pool deck has an outdoor shower. Showering in the bush is an incredibly underrated experience. I completely and utterly loved the shower at Seseka – and I have the photos to prove it. I think Shashi may have loved it even more.
The game viewing is really good, as to be expected in the Thorny Bush. We experienced wonderful lion, leopard and elephant sightings. On all our trips, I have tried to start looking at the smaller more overlooked experiences. In this Seseka did not disappoint either. A highlight for me was handling a chameleon. It was wonderful to learn first-hand and to actually interact with this amazing reptile.
Seseka is an absolute joy – and I can’t wait to go back.