What an incredible experience!
From the moment we arrived and were welcomed by the camp manager David, we knew we were in for an amazing weekend. We LOVED our rondavel next to the private swimming pool and the open-air shower! Got a little scary on the first night with hyena sniffing around the door, though!
The twice-daily, 3-hour long game drives with our well-trained driver and tracker ensured that we saw all of the 'Big Five", and then some! With them being in constant radio contact with surrounding private reserves, we had the awesome privilege of sighting a leopard and her young cub, of being in amongst a pride of lions, and watching an elephant and her newborn calf.
We thought that perhaps being vegetarian might present some difficulty for the chef, but this was proved incorrect at every meal!
We loved the fact that the camp was small and the number of guests is limited to 16, that there is no electricity and no mobile phone coverage.
Thank you to David and his team for the most incredible experience!
- 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