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Eco-Friendly Big 5 Timbavati Safari

Experience the beauty of the Timbavati wilderness while enjoying luxury and eco-friendly accommodation.

Safari & Tour Overview

$1590 Starting from / per person sharing

Bateleur Safari Camp is perfect for any couple, family or group who are looking for a luxury Timbavati safari that simultaneously exceeds expectations and offers an up-close experience of the true African bush and wildlife during daily, sometimes extended, game drives and bush walks. Each game drive and bush walk is led by an experienced ranger and tracker team, making for a much more educational and immersive experience.

The tented camp is 100% eco-friendly and implements a range of ‘green’ practices on a daily basis, making sure each guest leaves only their footprints behind.

Safari Summary

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  • Tour Duration
    4 Days 3 Nights
  • Departure/Return Location
    Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Destinations on Tour
    Timbavati Private Game Reserve
  • Included
    All Transfers
    Conservation Fees
    Drinks
    Local Flights
    Luxury Accomodation
    Meals
    Safari Activities
  • Not Included
    Charter Flights
    Drinks not specified
    Gratuities
    Helicopter Transfers
    International Flights
    Items of a Personal nature
    Laundry
    Meals not specified
    Medical Insurance
    Other Activities
    Personal Expenses
    Private Guide and Vehicle
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Costs

Day to Day Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive at Bateleur

 

Board a direct flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit, your gateway to the Timbavati.

A short transfer will take you to Bateleur Safari Camp, situated in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, an exclusive Big 5 wilderness area offering amazing sightings of the Big 5 and much more. Lunch will be served soon after arrival, followed by time to relax and unwind before you enjoy your first guided safari activity, either a game drive or bush walk. Return to camp after dark, freshen up and enjoy a delicious dinner served in the dining area overlooking the riverbed and the seasonal waterhole. After dinner, relax around the fire and soak up the sounds of the African bush and wildlife all around you. Sleep safe and secure in spacious comfort in your large safari unit.  
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Day 2

Explore the Timbavati by road and on foot

In the morning we set off at first light after a snack of biscuits or rusks and coffee or tea.

Breakfast is enjoyed back at the safari camp and then there is time to unwind and siesta during the heat of the day, making use of the swimming pool and central relaxation area or your comfortable safari unit. On one of the days you will be treated to very informative instruction relating to bushcraft survival skills. A light lunch will be offered in the central dining area before it’s time to head out amongst the wildlife again. Close to sunset we stop at a scenic location where we’ll have sun downers while enjoying a stunning African sunset. After dark spotlights are turned on and we search for the nocturnal creatures. Back at the safari camp a hearty supper will be served at the central dining area with the sounds of the African bush all around. After dessert, a warm campfire will be waiting for you where stories are exchanged with your fellow travelers.  
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Day 3

Explore the Timbavati further

In the morning we set off at first light after a snack of biscuits or rusks and coffee or tea.

Breakfast is enjoyed back at the safari camp and then there is time to unwind and siesta during the heat of the day, making use of the swimming pool and central relaxation area or your comfortable safari unit. On one of the days you will be treated to very informative instruction relating to bushcraft survival skills. A light lunch will be offered in the central dining area before it’s time to head out amongst the wildlife again. Close to sunset we stop at a scenic location where we’ll have sun downers while enjoying a stunning African sunset. After dark spotlights are turned on and we search for the nocturnal creatures. Back at the safari camp a hearty supper will be served at the central dining area with the sounds of the African bush all around. After dessert, a warm campfire will be waiting for you where stories are exchanged with your fellow travelers.  
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Day 4

Departure

After your last morning safari activity, and breakfast, check out and make your way back to the airport. From here you will fly back to Johannesburg.

 

Tour Location

Map & Destinations

 
Timbavati Private Game Reserve
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Timbavati Private Game Reserve

The exclusive Timbavati Private Game Reserve lies in the western region of the Kruger National Park, north of the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The large tracts of land that make up the Timbavati Game Reserve remain largely unspoiled and wild. This reserve is renowned for the population of white lions that roam this area. Here you can also hope to see elephant, cheetah, lion, buffalo, rhino, over 360 bird species, 79 reptiles and over 80 species of trees.

Highlights & Activities

During your safari you can look forward to the following highlights, activities and experiences to ensure an unforgettable time spent in Africa.

 True African bush experience  Ranger and tracker team on extended game drives and walks  Big 5 Game Drives and bush walks  Eco-friendly accommodation  Bush-craft & survival training  

Let Jewel of Africa Safaris Help You with Your Next Safari

The expert team at Jewel of Africa Safaris is here to help you to plan your tailormade safari. Whether you prefer desert sand, sea or bush experiences, we make sure you travel in luxury.





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