Cooking up a storm

Sibo
This week we focus on Chef Sibo, the final instalment of our 3-part chef feature. Known for her authentic cuisine, she is also passionate about baking, and is responsible for creating unique flavours from traditional recipes that will appeal to any palate. Here’s a little insight into Chef Sibo:

1. What do you enjoy most about being a chef?
I have a passion for cooking and baking. So for me, it’s learning more about absolutely everything in the kitchen. Being able to wake up every day and do something that brings joy to people is the best reward ever!

2. What is your favourite dish that you have prepared at Nambiti Hills and how did you prepare it?
Definitely baking the traditional chocolate cake – it’s delicious. Using simple ingredients like eggs, sugar, flour, oil, cocoa powder, water, baking powder, vanilla essence & salt, I add my own flair to create the ultimate desert experience.

3. What do you enjoy most about working at Nambiti Hills?
I love my surroundings. Being able to be this close to nature while doing something that I love is a wonderful feeling.

4. When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy having dinner with my friends when I head out to town. When I am at the lodge, I enjoy going on game drives.

5. What about food inspires you and how do you know you have accomplished your days’ work?
The fact I can be creative and open minded with ingredients to create amazing new dishes. I thrive on the great feedback I receive from guests on a daily basis and it inspires me to carry on doing what I’m doing.

Visit us soon and be sure to try out one of Chef Sibo’s delicious dishes – it will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure!

The great ‘family’ escape!


We recently received a letter from a special guest, Sean Martin, who really enjoyed his stay with us. Here is an account of his experience:

“We decided to take our family holiday to Nambiti Hills. My wife and two teenage sons were really excited and from the moment we arrived, we were taken aback by the cosiness and intimate feeling that the lodge exudes. My wife loved the special welcome we received. The staff come out to meet us and had drinks in hand. The food was amazing! What stands out for me is ordering a specific starter, being told I could take a second! I really loved that because it gave me the opportunity to sample the menu quite a bit, and I am quite a foodie, you see. The scenery was breath-taking. Our rooms were beautiful and set the ambience for a relaxing family holiday!
Since there was much talk about the games drives, we went on all of them. Needless to say, they were ‘unbelievable.’ I got to see the Big 4 as the leopard could not be spotted. The rhino, buffalo and the lion sightings blew us away. On our first game drive, we drove through a herd of elephants, which was absolutely amazing. I felt afraid and excited all at the same time, being so close to these wonderful animals. What really struck me was the stories I had often heard about Rhino Conservation – but to actually see them in action was something else. We saw rangers walking around with rifles protecting the rhino, which was really fascinating. They are so dedicated to what they do! The game drives were fantastic and I especially loved the ponchos, which keep you warm from the wind and chill on the early morning drives. Reggie, the ranger who drove us around, was extremely impressive with his vast knowledge of the wildlife and layout of the reserve.
This was my first stay at Nambiti Hills, and the experience has by far given us the best memories. We would love to visit again soon.”

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Sean. We look forward to welcoming you back at our lodge.
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Putting the soul into your food

Joyce

This week we focus on Chef Joyce who is known for her flair of preparing different types of cuisine which bursts with flavour. She has a deep understanding of how to blend different flavours together in order to achieve a dish that will take your taste buds on a delightful journey. We asked Chef Joyce these five questions, and here is what she had to say:

1. What do you enjoy most about being a chef?
I enjoy creating different dishes. In doing so, I get to experiment with different flavours and enjoy presenting it in an appetizing and colourful manner, making our guests want to try them.

2. What is your favourite dish that you have prepared at Nambiti Hills and how did you prepare it?
I enjoy preparing Norwegian Salmon – one of our main course dishes. I serve it with potato & sweetcorn cakes, salmon fillet, hollandaise sauce with cucumber noodles and red peppers on top. It is a meal enjoyed by many guests!

3. What do you enjoy most about working at Nambiti Hills?
It’s always an adventure. Each and every day I learn something new. There is never a dull day – ever!

4. When you are not at work, what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I am one of those people who actually love where I work. So, when I’m not busy I love going on game drives. They’re always so interesting. I also enjoy going into town to do some shopping.

5. What about food inspires you and how do you know you have accomplished your day’s work?
I love learning, so every day brings forth new opportunities. I get to experience and sample unique flavours that “I” create. Then there’s the responses from our guests. I love hearing about how much they love the meal they have just had. It makes me feel really proud about what I do on a daily basis – and that is priceless.

On your next visit, be sure to sample a dish from our flavour Queen – it’s an unmatched blend of deliciousness!

Captured Moments

Venturing into the heart of the wild and witnessing an array of wonderful forms of wildlife and bird species is a feeling like no other. Every hour and every season offers a new set of wonders. Each of these moments are unpredictable and special, and you will never have the same experience twice.

Take a look at some of these moments captured in our pictures below. We also welcome you to share your photographs on any one of our social platforms:

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Common Reed Buck spotted grazing on shrubs

Common Reed Buck spotted grazing on shrubs


Elephant spotted in Dead Man's Valley

Elephant spotted in Dead Man’s Valley


Giraffes spotted while on a safari walk

Giraffes spotted while on a safari walk


Morning coffee break with a great view

Morning coffee break with a great view


Serval spotted hunting on the reserve

Serval spotted hunting on the reserve


Beautiful African Skies

Beautiful African Skies

Become one with Nature!

Hippo Spotting
There is something distinctly captivating about lacing up your walking shoes and heading out into the reserve to observe the pure beauty of Mother Nature. Our guided walks have opened up a new sense of adventure for our guests. While out, you may just spot the Big 5, be mesmerised by the different bird species and plenty of other wildlife roaming around on the reserve. Our guests often say that there is a sense of danger and excitement at every turn because you never know what you will see – a feeling that adds to the thrilling experience.

Our walks take us on many different trails. From viewing hippo on foot, to fresh big male lion tracks and scenic photos of the walking areas, which include a fast flowing river in summer, you become one with nature in a way that is uniquely exhilarating and freeing. Your curiosity will be heightened as our head ranger, Kelwan, uses his knowledge of the bush to explain natural wonders and fascinating stories of the flora and fauna in the area. It is definitely something you need to add to your ‘to-do list’, if you haven’t experienced it yet.

Book your guided walk today and remember to carry:
• Comfortable walking shoes or boots
• Clothing applicable to the prevailing weather conditions
• Camera & binoculars

Have you been on a guided walk with us? If so, share your photographs with us on any one of our social platforms below:

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Beautiful Landscapes

Beautiful Landscapes


Kelwan, our head ranger, leading the way

Kelwan, our head ranger, leading the way


Leopard Track

Leopard Track


Scene of a Kudu Cow Kill

Scene of a Kudu Cow Kill