The wildest Kruger Safari you will find! Our Timbavati Private mobile safari is ideal for groups of 4-18 people looking for the real South African safari experience.
For the duration of the tour you will have exclusive use of the open safari vehicles, guide and tracking teams. Itineraries are flexible to meet the needs of the group and can incluse a bushcraft, scorpion, spider module and basic astronomy. Here you have the choice to drive or walk as much as you want to.
The camp offers accommodation in adventure bow tents pitched on the ground, each sleeping 2 people on thick camping matresses. Central ablutions include heated bucket showers and bush toilets with proper toilet seat.
What makes the Timbavati Wild Camping Safari unique?
- Ideal for groups of 4-18 people
- Exclusive use of guides and vehicles
- Camping in an unfenced wildlife reserve of the Greater Kruger
- All meals, safaris, tents and equipment provided
- Flexible activities
2+ Crew Members
All Meals Included
Min 4 passengers
4 Days or more
Private 4x4 safari vehicles
*This is an example itinerary
Getaway Africa can assist with a shuttle or private transfer from Johannesburg or Nelspruit at an extra cost.
On arrival at the camp lunch will be served, followed by an afternoon guided game activity and dinner. Sundowner drinks and dinner is served at the boma around the campfire for late arrivals. Soak up the sounds of the bush around the campfire, swapping stories and discussing the next day’s activities. Sleep safe in the glorious knowledge that you are in one of the wildest places in Africa, right in the middle of the animals’ domain.
Days 2 - 3 (or more)
The ranger will liaise with your group regarding the choice of upcoming activity. Depending on weather, animal movements and your preferences, some activities will be drives only, some walks only, and some a combination of the two. Guided activities are offered in both the mornings and afternoons each day, and after sun downers everyone enjoys guided game drives using spotlights after dark.
In the mornings we set off at first light after a breakfast of porridge and biscuits or rusks, and coffee or tea. Enjoying the brisk air from the open safari vehicles we may go in search of the plains game, herds of buffalo and elephant, the endangered rhinos, the spectacular big cats, and the occasional packs of wild dogs that frequent the area. The ranger will impart his extensive knowledge of the wildlife and birds and we may even be lucky enough to come across a kill that took place during the hours of darkness. Or you may choose to walk (weather permitting) directly from camp or else use a vehicle to get further out. The ranger will decipher the tracks and signs left by the passing animals during the night. The thrill of walking, tracking and getting up close to some of the creatures of the bush is an unforgettable experience. On the walks there is a lot of emphasis on all the interesting things seen including animals, trees, plants, insects and birds.
Lunch is enjoyed back at camp and then there is time to unwind and siesta during the heat of the day. On one of the days you will be treated to very informative instruction relating to bushcraft and a spider & scorpion module. You may also have booked an interactive reptile demonstration or rhino micro-chipping at an extra cost, although the latter activity would take up several daylight hours. After lunch it is time to head out amongst the wildlife again.
In the afternoons we set off after the main heat of the day when the animals become more active, following a similar procedure to the morning drive for the remaining hours of daylight. If it’s cool enough and there are tracks to follow the ranger may suggest that we walk for part of the time before the sun gets too low. Close to sunset we stop at a scenic location where we’ll have sun downers while enjoying a stunning African sunset. We then climb aboard the open safari vehicles and go in search of the nocturnal creatures - as the diurnal animals and birds anxiously get ready for bed, the stage and sounds change and a whole new world awakens.
Back at camp a hearty supper and a warm campfire will be waiting for you where stories are exchanged and guided activities are discussed for the following day. During one of the evenings you will be treated to some basic astronomy if the sky is clear. You may also have booked tribal dancing/drumming at an extra cost. After a long day in the bush there is nothing more rewarding than to lie in bed and listen to the sounds of the night under a blanket of the overwhelming African stars!
Set off at first light for your final guided game activity - appreciating the typical scents and sounds of the bush you’ll realise how much you’ve learned already! After breakfast back at the camp it’s time to pack up and say our reluctant goodbyes. Whatever you have seen and done you will have had an up-close and personal experience of the real African bush and wildlife! And a whole new world of experiences awaits for your next visit.