I cannot speak highly enough of the Umlani experience we had. The rangers were delightful and have left us with hilarious catch phrases to take away. A big thumbs up to Ginger and Elvis in particular for eveything, especially the lion trekking. Amazing amazing experience. The facilities were glamping in the truest sense. Safely tucked up at night in thatched huts with wicker window blinds rolled down, whilst the bush went about its nocturnal business just outside. The outside showers were a real experience! At dinner times the tables were laid out beautifully and the food was top notch; excellently cooked though sometimes not enough of it. Breakfast was always excellent and different every day. French toast with bacon cooked on coals and maple syrup, Yum Yum! Would have liked to sunbathe more to soak up the wonderful autum weather but unfortunately the communal areas including the pool were a little shaded and the dry, sandy, sun-soaked river bed was 'out of bounds'. That could have had more to do with the nine strong pride of lions frequenting it than anything else but it still rubbed a bit. Other than that there was nothing I would change and I would definitely be returning as soon as possible!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest, was established in 1990 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess, in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Umlani is the perfect nature lovers choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
- Umlani Bushcamp South Africa/Kruger National Park