Africa can be daunting, especially for international tourists travelling here for the first time. There is so much to see and do and you want to be assured of experiencing the real Africa, the Africa that will stay with you for years to come.
A must-do for anyone visiting for the first time is to go to the bush on safari. South Africa has so much to offer in terms of safari experiences. With different national parks in almost all nine provinces you are really spoilt for choice. One of the most well-known and renowned reserves is Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Historically synonymous with the resident white lions this reserve, located in the Limpopo province, forms part of the greater Kruger National Park. Game viewing here is exceptional with an abundance of antelope and smaller species and predators and of course the Big 5.
Visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation with many luxury safari lodges on offer as well as self-catering lodges. For those in search of a different, but high quality Timbavati lodge experience, the Bateleur Safari Camp is perfect for smaller groups of between 2 and 8 people. The camp offers quality, spacious accommodation with unpretentious comfort in four comfortable safari tents. Each tent has comfortable beds with quality linen, solar power and an en-suite bathroom with a flush toilet and hot water. The camp blends into its surrounds and has a closer interaction with the outdoors and often has visitors of the 4-legged variety wandering within the area.
Bateleur Safari Camp allows guests to gain an intimate knowledge of the bush that they may not get in a bigger camp due to the number of guests present. Here early morning and evening game drives are guided by a tracker and ranger on an open safari vehicle. Guided bush walks are offered as well as bushcraft, a unique course of practical information and survival skills. The small number of guests staying in the camp means that itineraries can be flexible and tailor-made to suit the preference of the group, whether this is more time on the vehicle or on foot.
As an international visitor to Africa you are unlikely to find another camp that can offer you a quality stay paired with immense education and immersion into your surroundings as you will at Bateleur Safari Camp. It’s the ultimate African bush experience.