Umlani Bushcamp

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An African safari camp in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve The philosophy of Umlani Bushcamp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve , which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park , is simplistic luxury whilst 'getting back to nature'. The romance of the camp, listening to bush sounds, enjoying exclusive privacy is enhanced by candlelight and oil lamps and open-air bush showers fuelled by wood fires.

Despite being in Big 5 territory where you can experience the thrill of viewing lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, 40 mammal species and 350 bird species, a maximum of just 16 guests are safely accommodated in traditional African reed and thatch huts. Umlani is renowned for their outstanding Shangaan rangers and trackers, who will not only find you the game, but will also introduce you to the wealth of flora, fauna, bird life and cultural heritage of the region. You will be taken out on two game drives per day, in open top Land Rovers.

The morning game drive will leave at dawn and the night drive will leave in the late afternoon. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk. During the day you can go on short walks with the ranger after breakfast, or lounge in the double hammocks around the swimming pool sipping your favourite drink. Alternatively, laze away the day in our spacious bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and watering hole.

For exclusive tranquillity there is a tree house about 2.5 kms from the camp overlooking a dam, where we can leave you for an hour or two with blankets and big comfortable pillows as well as a cooler box with drinks. In the evening you will be treated to pre dinner drinks in the traditional boma around the fire, followed by one of Umlani's award winning meals in the candlelit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.

There is more. Beyond the Timbavati...

Apart from the wildlife safaris there are some optional daytime activities outside the Timbavati Game Reserve that are accessible from Umlani Bushcamp; these can be arranged by camp management

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