Africa is an untouched paradise, home to ancient civilizations that existed at the dawn of time. Here is an opportunity to discover Africa’s magic on a 14-day adventure into the wilds. Find out what going on safari is really like as you drive into the bush in special 4x4 vehicles to watch animals going about their daily activities in their natural habitat. Experience what it’s like to dine under the stars in a traditional African boma before heading off for a good night’s sleep in some of Africa’s...
Kruger National Park – Your First Taste of the Wild
Arrive at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, and catch a connecting flight to Hoedspruit Airport, the gateway to safari country. There you collect your 4x4 rental vehicle, and embark on your adventure.
It’s a half-hour drive to Timbavati Game Reserve, a private game reserve that was created in the 1950s, when a group of 48 men who owned private game parks got together and pooled their resources for the benefit of conservation. This magnificent reserve is still privately owned, and is considered one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
Timbavati has been incorporated into the Kruger National Park and forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park, an area covering approximately four million hectares, making it one of the largest game reserves on the continent. It’s also been declared an International Man and Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is home to around 145 different animal species, from black and white rhino to zebra, hippo, buffalo, elephant, giraffe, warthog and many species of antelope. You’ll also find the Big Five here (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino) as well as prolific birdlife.
Your luxurious safari camp offers accommodation for up to 16 guests in cozy thatch and reed huts with mosquito nets over the beds, en suite facilities and open bush showers. The camp provides guests with a true bush experience, and as such, there is no electricity; instead, the entire camp uses candlelight and oil lamps. Guests enjoy a very exclusive, personalized experience, including exciting early morning and evening game drives in open four-wheel drive vehicles with experienced Shangaan trackers and guides. Escorted bush walks and tracking game on foot are other adventures on offer, and your rangers and guides will introduce you to the varied flora, fauna and wildlife in their natural habitat.
Day 2 - 3
Kruger National Park – Your Introduction to the Big Five
Day 4 - 5
Kruger National Park – Lakes and Legends
Day 6 - 7
Leshiba Wilderness – African Art and Soul
Day 8 - 9
Mapesu Nature Reserve – Roads Less Travelled
Day 10 - 12
Mashatu Game Reserve – Africa’s Giants Await
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