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5-Day Walking Safari | Greater Kruger

Walk on the Wild Side

Embark on a captivating Walking Safari through the untouched beauty of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. This remarkable wilderness, nestled in the heart of Greater Kruger, promises unique landscapes and mesmerizing wildlife encounters. Timbavati has secured its spot as one of our treasured safari destinations, inviting you to discover all the different facettes of the African bush.

COUNTRY

South Africa

LOCATION

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

DURATION

5 Days | 4 Nights

MIN. AGE

18 years

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore a safari experience that goes beyond the typical tourist adventure.

Private vehicles and activities for our small group

4 nights' accommodation in a hidden gem nestled in the captivating heart of the Timbavati.

Small group of max. 8 - along with Sabrina and Jan Hendrik as your expert hosts and guides

Pafuri boasts a vast and varied landscape, from breathtaking vistas to lush, wild terrains.

Experience the thrill of encountering magnificent wildlife. Pafuri is home to an abundance of life, providing ample opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts.

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The Area

Timbavati, meaning “the place where something sacred came down to Earth from the Heavens,” is a 130,000 acre private game reserve that shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park. Forming part of a huge conservation area that spans across international borders and incorporates a number of biomes, the Timbavati remains one of the strongholds for the Big Five; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino are all regularly spotted, and even the endangered Cape hunting dog thrives in the area. In addition to over 350 species of birds, there are dozens of reptiles and amphibians.

The Timbavati is best known for its white lions, although it is still extremely rare to see them. From here eastwards into Kruger is the only known part of Africa that has the

presence of this recessive gene. White lions aside, the Timbavati is regarded as one of South Africa’s premiere game viewing destinations. As well as having a consistently good density of wildlife, the Timbavati has a strong conservation ethos and vehicles numbers are kept to a minimum at wildlife sightings. This means a more exclusive safari experience and at the same time ensures the welfare of the habituated animals.

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The Accommodation

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the camp, where the expansive patio beckons with its inviting outdoor braai area, a refreshing pool, and breathtaking views of the serene river bed and captivating watering hole. As you wander through the camp, you’ll frequently encounter graceful nyala grazing nearby, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of majestic elephants strolling along the river bed. The camp celebrates the joy of being outdoors, providing an abundance of comfortable lounges and outdoor seating areas where you can unwind with a good book or marvel at the vibrant birdlife that surrounds you. 

Each room is tastefully furnished and equipped with essentials to ensure a pleasant stay. Expect cozy beds, en-suite bathrooms, and charm that captures the essence of the African bush.

Accommodation
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The Schedule

We would like to offer you a glimpse into a typical day on our Walking Safari and provide an overview of what you can expect during your days in the bush. While we prefer to maintain flexibility to accommodate the movement of animals, their behavior in various seasons, the interests of our guests, and external factors like weather, we still believe in providing a structured outline to give you an idea of your experience with us.

Your adventure begins early in the morning when we pick you up from your accommodation in Hoedspruit, where you spend the night before your safari. We embark on a scenic private game drive through Kruger National Park, traveling north into the Makuleke Concession, also known as Pafuri.

Even this drive through Kruger National Park offers glimpses of its diverse wildlife.

During our journey, we stop for a light breakfast in one of the Kruger Restcamps, providing a beautiful view. After reaching our camp, you'll have time to settle into your tent, where you'll spend the next few days. At 15:00 h, High Tea awaits you before we set out on our first safari activity to introduce you to this stunning area.

Here's an overview of what a typical day might look like:

  • 5:00 | Wake-up

  • 5:30 | Enjoy Coffee, Tea, Rusks, Muesli, Muffins, and fruits

  • 6:00 | Morning Walk: We set out early on foot from camp or drive to a different area for a walk.

  • 11:00 | Return to camp, with the specific time depending on the day. Shortly after our return, breakfast will be ready for you. Afterward, you have personal time to relax, enjoy the camp, read a book, or take a nap.

  • 15:00 | High Tea

  • 15:30 | In the afternoon, we might embark on a walk from camp or take a game drive to explore the area.

  • 18:00 | Enjoy the sunset with refreshments around the fire.

  • 19:00 | Dinner

During our walks, we always keep an eye out for the Big Five, but we also focus on the smaller wonders of nature, including insects, birds, trees, flowers, tracks, signs, and more. We aim to teach you how nature is interconnected, with every element having its purpose and unique strengths.

As John Lennon wisely said, 'Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.' This philosophy is true for the bush as well, which is why we adapt our schedule to the ever-changing natural world around us."

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The Prices

Safari Tent with en-suite bathroom - shared:

Safari Tent with en-suite bathroom - single-use:

PRICE 2024

Price per Person

ZAR 56'900

ZAR 67'400

Included

  • Accommodation as stated above.

  • All meals.

  • Drinks (Select wines, local beers, soft drinks, waters & select spirits, coffee and tea)

  • Morning and evening safari activities.

  • Community & Conservation Levy

  • Kruger National Park Entry Fee

  • Transfer from/to Hoedspruit with Game Drive through Kruger National Park.

Excluded

  • Flights and airport taxes.

  • Pre and post safari accommodation.

  • Other transfers.

  • Other meals (Meals in Kruger National Park on Transfer).

  • Other drinks at the Camp.

  • Gratuities.

  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).

  • Entry Visa Fees.

  • Bank Charges.

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