The Kruger, an enchanting realm of wild landscapes and abundant wildlife, is where lions chase zebras, and elephants march in large herds. In this iconic landscape of Africa, wild animals gather around watering holes and rivers. This is Africa’s premier safari destination for first-time senior travelers to Africa. It is laid-back, luxurious, extremely safe, and very clean. Over these seven days, you will fully experience Africa’s wildlife as it is meant to be: running wild and free across the...
Timbavati Private Game Reserve – A Laid-Back First Day on Safari
For senior travelers, it is really worth arriving in Johannesburg on a flight that lands in the morning. Domestic flights to South Africa’s safari destinations leave around mid-morning, and boarding another flight after a long intercontinental journey may initially seem tiresome, but a destination like the Timbavati is a wonderful place to rest and relax. By flying straight to the Timbavati, you save an unwanted layover in a big and bustling city.
Your safari does not begin when you start your first game drive; your safari starts the moment you arrive at your lodge. Your lodge is located in a wildlife-rich area, and it is literally enveloped by the antics and actions of different African animals. You can look out from your room and watch zebras as they canter across the savannah. While drinking coffee or wine, you can admire elephants as they wander by you, and maybe, you will be woken from an afternoon nap by the sound of clamorous hippos.
A representative will guide you through customs and immigration upon your arrival at O.R. Tambo International. You will then be taken to the domestic terminal for your safari flight. Once you are in the Timbavati, your program will be at your leisure, and there will be time to rest and relax along with the opportunity to go on your first game drive. For the next seven days, there is no fixed schedule, and your private guide will tailor each day to your energy and interests. Even if you do not go on a game drive today, you will get a keen sense that your Big Game safari has started.
Timbavati Private Game Reserve – Evoking the Natural Wildlife World
Timbavati Private Game Reserve – More Big Five Encounters and a Nighttime Game Drive
Timbavati Private Game Reserve – Hot Air Ballooning and Blyde River Canyon
Kruger National Park – Exploring Watering Holes in the Kruger
Day 6 - 7
Kruger National Park – An Opulent Safari in Remote Wilderness