Umlani Bushcamp is a classic African safari camp located in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. The camp offers an authentic wildlife experience in Big 5 territory. View lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as over 40 other mammal species and 350 bird species.
Experience the thrill of game drives in open Land Rovers, guided bush walks, and tracking game on foot with highly experienced rangers and trackers. You are guaranteed an adventure of a lifetime in one of Africa's world-renowned unspoilt wilderness reserves.
Inbetween game drives and bush walks, you can lounge in the double hammocks around the swimming pool sipping your favourite drink. Alternatively, laze away the day in the spacious bush bar and deck overlooking the riverbed and watering hole.
For exclusive tranquillity there is a tree house about 2.5 km from the camp overlooking a dam, where the lodge can leave you for an hour or 2 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 candle lit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.
Umlani's traditional African reed and thatch huts will not only provide you with all the comforts you need, but will also provide you with an authentic experience of local tribal (Shangaan) architecture and style, which blends in naturally with the environment.
Each hut has en-suite facilities including an open-air bush shower fuelled by wood fires.
Umlani's philosophy of simplistic luxury and 'getting back to nature' is enhanced by the romance of operating without electricity, so each hut and the entire camp is lit by candle light and oil lamps, providing a warm and romantic atmosphere.
Rates Prices on request.
3 meals, 2 private game drives, optional bush walk and all local brand drinks are included. IN ADDITION: There is a one-off Conservation fee of R170 per person (R180 from 01 March 2014), payable directly to the lodge when you arrive. PLEASE NOTE: For self-drive visitors, there is also a one-off cash vehicle entrance fee of R120 per vehicle (R140 from 01 January 2014) payable at the main Control Gate. All rates subject to change. For guests arriving and departing via FedAir, the landing/departure fees are also excluded (payable directly to the lodge - rates on request).
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.