This four day package to the Kruger Concessions includes twice daily game drives including morning, afternoon and night experiences with the option of an included bush walk to gain insight into the ‘bush’. Simbavati Hilltop Lodge is located in the heart of the Timbavati and is a 4.5 star lodge only a few years old offering a more adult-orientated luxury experience in tented suites with breathtaking views.
Day 1: Timbavati
Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge in the heart of the Timbavati. Timbavati Game Reserve is situated on the Western boundary of the Kruger National Park and lies between the Klaserie, Umbabat, Manyeleti and Sabi Sand Reserves. In recent years, the fences separating Timbavati from the Kruger National Park were dropped, thus forming a pristine wilderness area of approximately four million hectares. Enjoy magnificent views of the bush, the Nhlaralumi River and the distant foothills of the Drakensberg Mountain Range from the vantage point of the beautiful small koppie on which the lodge is situated.Accommodation comprises of individual pavilion-style luxury tents, arranged to create a unique village feel. Each suite comprises two individual tents – one for the main bedroom, and a separate bathroom, which is linked by a passage that can be opened up on one side – allowing for an indoor or private outdoor shower experience. Privacy is guaranteed thanks to the careful placement of the tented-suites, ensuring a tranquil and intimate stay.You will enjoy an afternoon game drive, which transforms to a night drive seeking the nocturnal animals with a stop for a traditional afternoon sundowner.
Day 2: Timbavati
You have a full day at Simbavati River Lodge. Your day consists of a morning game drive which will have you out early spotting some great game. Currently there are over 40 mammal species in the Timbavati including the Big 5 of lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant as well as 360 species of bird life. Return to the lodge for scrumptious bunch. After breakfast you have the option of an illuminating walking safari which will introduce you to the ways of the bush. While away the middle of the day by relaxing in your luxury tent or taking a dip at Hilltop's infinity pool. A hearty lunch is served before you again embark on afternoon game drive exploring the Timbavati in search of the Big Five. A stop for sundowners at a scenic spot is a great way to take it all in. Returning to Simbavati Lodge may be by way of a thrilling night game drive where nocturnal animals can be spotted such as Chameleons, Spring Hares, Porcupines and more. A chance to freshen up before dinner served wither on the deck or around the roaring fire of the 'Boma'.
Day 3: Timbavati
You have a full day at this wonderful property. While staying you will undertake morning, afternoon and evening game drives with the option of a bush walk led by a qualified ranger offering insight into the African ecosystems.
This morning you have a last chance to spot wildlife on your morning game drive before returning to lodge for breakfast and to pack up. Bid a fond farewell to your guide with a transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight onwards.
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Accommodation as indicated.
All safari game drives/excursions and activities as indicated in the itinerary.
Meals as specified in the itinerary.
Qualified Safari Rangers at Simbavati.
Timbavati Reserve Fees.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.
Optional activities not included in the itinerary.
International air & domestic air transportation.
International departure tax unless included in international air ticket.
Incidental tips to hotel/lodge staff (budget approximately US $2 – US $4 per person per day).
Gratuity to ranger guide (budget approximately US $10 – US $15 per person per day).
Insurance and all items of a personal nature.