Kruger's Sabi Sands Discovery Safari (5 days)
Start your South African journey in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Situated next to the Kruger National Park, it is home to a dozen of South Africa’s best luxury game lodges. Famous for the sporadic birth of rare, white lions, is it said to have the densest giraffe population in the world.
Spot the Big Five during your game drives and nature walks as well as antelopes, over 40 mammals species and 350 bird species.
Your next destination is Sabi Sands - one of South Africa's most famous game reserves. Situated in the southwestern corner of the world renowned Kruger National Park and consisting of 65,00 hectares. It is the most prestigious reserve; well known for its incredible leopard sightings. With one of the richest game populations in the country, the chances of seeing the Big Five (lion, leopards, buffalo, elephant and rhino) are excellent. However, there are no fences between Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands, so wildlife roams freely in the huge, natural environment.
The Sabi and the Sand rivers run through the reserve, which adds further dimension to the biodiversity of this area. As such, Sabi Sands offers the ultimate photographic safari. You can be certain to return home with some absolutely stunning pictures and memories. Besides the Big Five, other game species occur in great numbers. Among which are more than 300 bird species, making Sabi Sands the best South African safari destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and bird watchers alike.
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What to Expect on This Safari
This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges
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Relax in style and spot white lion
On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to Kings Camp which is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, adjacent and open to the Kruger National Park. The camp is positioned on the edge of a savannah plain scattered with acacia trees, offering gracious hospitality in a uniquely romantic setting.
For two nights, enjoy all your meals and drinks in a bar or cool off in the swimming pool and relax around the traditional boma at night to watch the millions of stars while listening to the sounds of the game reserve.
The reserve is a wildlife haven which boasts a diversity of animal life including the Big Five and the famous white lions. Go on morning or afternoon game drives, a walking safari with a knowledgeable ranger, or enjoy a day spa and gym session at the camp.
Meals: All meals and drinks
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Safari experience of a lifetime in the Sabi Sands
After spending two nights at Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, you’ll be driven to the Leopard Hills Private Game Lodge. This will be your home for the next two nights with all your meals, drinks and activities included.
The five-star luxury lodge is built on a hill and overlooks a natural waterhole close to the perennial Sand River. It is situated in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve - bordering the world famous Kruger National Park.
Home to the Big Five, discover the exclusive leopards some of the endlessly fascinating small creatures of Africa through morning or afternoon game drives, nature walks and wildlife photographic experiences conducted by your knowledgeable, professional ranger. Each day is different as you enjoy the facilities on offer including a relaxing spa treatment overlooking the surrounding bush. While you are being pampered, you may see a herd of elephants drinking at the waterhole.
Meals: All meals and drinks
End of luxury service!
After enjoying your scheduled breakfast and activities, you will be transferred to the airstrip fpr your flight back to OR Tambo International Airport for your scheduled flight back home.
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