7-Day Luxury Timbavati & Sabi-Sands
7-Day Luxury Timbavati & Sabi-Sands
- Greater Kruger Park, South Africa
- 7 days & 6 nights
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- 62 900 pp sharing
Are you ready for an exciting African Safari?
The world-famous Kruger National Park – where nothing is impossible! The sabi-Sands and Timbavati Nature Reserves are arguably the best wildlife destinations in Africa and has got the highest concentration of lion and leopard in the world. These two reserves are constantly in the top 5 reserves in Africa and offer unrivaled animal viewing opportunities. Combine this with 5 star serves and accommodation and you have an unforgettable safari holiday!
Enhance your Trip with?
- Private vehicle with private ranger
- Specialized photography safari vehicle
- Private charter flight direct to the lodge
- Private charter flight between the two lodges
- Flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Park
- All Meals
- All Drinks (except premium)
- Two safaris per day
- Transfer between lodges
- Flight back to Johannesburg
- Gratuities for guides and porters
- Premium Drinks
- Additional activities
- Personal expenditure
What to expect?
Excitement awaits as you depart OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and fly to Skukuza airport inside the Kruger National Park. Here, your ranger will receive you and transport you with open 4x4 safari vehicle to the lodge where you will spend the next 3 nights.
On arrival at your lodge, you have time to check in and freshen before lunch is served and after lunch you will go on your first afternoon safari drive. Day turns to dusk where you will stop for a sundowner drink and snacks. Spotlights are turned on and the search for nocturnal predators begins in all earnest. Return to camp well after dark where you are spoilt with a scented facecloth upon arrival. Enjoy a glass of superb South African wine, while your ranger points out the Southern Cross star constellation. Lull yourself to sleep with the sound of roaring lions or the relaxing night sounds only the African bush can provide.
This area of the Sabi Sands is known for its high concentration of Leopard, and you are sure to see these shy animals. The early morning and afternoon game drives, led by expert rangers and trackers are the perfect way to view the wildlife in comfort. You can also enjoy interesting guided bush walks which are a great way to learn about the fascinating flora and fauna in the region.
A typical day might look something like this:
An early start means an equally early wake-up call. Tea and biscuits are served at about 6am and at sunrise you head off on your early-morning game-drive. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting.
After a few hours, you will either return to your camp for a hearty breakfast, or have a bush breakfast out on the plains and then return just before the heat of the day.
Lunch and Afternoon
You usually have lunch in the camp and spend the main part of the day either relaxing or using the amenities, such as an outdoor pool. Your ranger is always on standby for and educational bush walk. You might have something to eat and drink at around 3pm before heading out for another safari drive.
As with early morning, the evening game drive is often the best time to see the wildlife. The predatory animals begin to stir from their heat-of-the-day slumber, and similarly, their prey become ever more active and alert as darkness falls. Vehicles usually return just before dark in time for a shower, pre-dinner drinks and then dinner. The evenings are often rounded off with a few drinks around the campfire, warming toes and swapping safari stories.
Up early for coffee and embark on your last, but amazing safari in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. After breakfast, your ranger will drive you to Ngala Safari Lodge in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve where you will stay for the next 3 nights. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. There is enough time to relax after lunch, before high tea is served and then off to your first safari in the Timbavati.
The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve came into existence on July 1956 when a group of conservation-minded people who owned game farms on the western boundary of the Kruger National Park came together to form the Timbavati Association. The size of the reserve covers about 60 000 hectares of pristine African bush, part of the world famous greater Kruger National Park. Wildlife sightings are equal to and often better than Sabie Sands.
Ngala Private Game Reserve occupies a scenic spot on the border of the Kruger Park, a 15 000-hectare range of some of the most amazing wildlife spotting opportunities anywhere in Africa. As one of the first concessions to be officially incorporated into the exclusive greater Kruger National Park, it enjoys otherwise unheard of traversing rights to this spectacular area. With first class luxury facilities, a minimum impact-contribution, and a genuine sense of the adventure native to the Kruger, Ngala is a stunning safari getaway that is second to none.
The routine at Ngala follows that of Kirkman’s Camp.
After one last safari and another mouth-watering breakfast, it is time to say good-bye. Your ranger will transport you to the airport in Hoedspruit for your flight to Johannesburg remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 7 days!
You may leave Africa,
But Africa will never leave you!
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