We recently spent two nights in Tanda Tula. It is really an amazing camp. First, any safari trip should include a tented camp, and I would definitely recommend Tanda Tula. Staying in a tent is a unique experience - the sounds of the bush, the cool winter air, wakeup by someone bringing a tray to your tent with coffee and tea, overlooking the riverbed and the bush - make for both five star luxury and a feeling of being out in nature. The game viewing is comparable to the other camps we were in - that is, plentiful and spectacular. Tanda Tula is somewhat more expensive than the other camps we were in, but alcohol and drinks were included. The level of service was exceptional. Forman and Given, our Ranger and Tracker, were great, always taking the time to answer our questions and explain what we were doing. Chef Ryan really cares about his food - the Kudu stew in particular was terrific. The rest of the staff is as friendly as possible. The camp is relatively small (we were 13 people and there was only one other family there) and felt really intimate. Breakfast outside on the riverbed was a nice touch. We loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, offers a five-star personal wilderness experience in ultimate luxury. Here, in your own private piece of Africa, you will come face to face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom. Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a water hole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanda Tula Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Tanda Tula Safari Camp South Africa/Kruger National Park