Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Then we thought we would send through some inspiring words to tempt you. We work with some fantastic people on the ground to ensure your trip with us goes seamless and smoothly. We always ensure we have investigated the most seamless routing when it comes to flying and/or driving, so you waste as little time on travel and more time exploring the stunning surrounding flora and fauna. Today we want to ignite a magical spark in the wonders of South Africa’s Kruger National Park and its surrounding private concessions of the Timbavati and Sabi Sands.
As you bump along the park roads, the sun warm upon your face and air dry in the back of your throat, your senses are on high alert. This is the real Africa, cut away from the hectic pace of life, home to Africa’s Big 5. The Kruger is alive, from the nervously twitching herd of impala after a night of predator action, to the wild dog cavorting like domestic pets alongside the road. Marvel as a herd of elephant simply appear from out the bush, then silently vanish back into the landscape.
With over 2 million hectares of pristine wilderness, the Kruger’s biodiversity sustains numerous species of game and birds. The dry north consists of Baobab trees, scrubland and rocky outcroppings which can be seen for miles and animals tend to gather around water sources. As you come south, the park gets busier, animal numbers increase and the backdrop changes to grassland and acacia woodlands.
On the western borders, private reserves such as Sabi Sands and the Timbavati open onto the Kruger, offering an exclusive game experience with the flexibility of night drives and off-road 4×4 safaris. Swaying to the movement of an open vehicle while wrapped warmly against the night chills, is an unforgettable experience. The call of a Nightjar darting overhead, and the flash of eyes reflected from the bushes brings an entirely different twist to your safari and as you drop your head back and look up – the crisp night skies go on forever.
The southern part of the world-renowned Kruger National Park offers the chance to see Africa’s Big 5, in addition to a wide variety of animals and birds. Ideally start your day with an early morning open vehicle game drive, up at dawn to witness the birds and antelope which begin to surface the minute the sun comes up. Perhaps stop for coffee and listen to the sounds of the bush, whilst admiring the surrounding landscape. After your morning activities, find a shady spot to relax back at camp, during the midday heat. The late afternoon is the perfect time to hop aboard a safari vehicle and enjoy the change-over as nocturnal animals become active and the stars come out. Spotlights are used to aid in the search. Should the option be available, a walking safari is an exhilarating way to immerse yourself in the wilderness and learn about smaller creatures and plant life.
Here at The Luxury Safari Company, we have experienced the service, the properties and the expertise of every lodge and company we suggest for you. We have even stepped on the very planes you will catch, stayed in the rooms you stay in, sampled the delicious foods you will experience, as well as make lifelong friends along the way. Each and every one of us has a burning passion for what we do and we want to make sure you, as our clients, experience the very best.