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TIMBAVATI & KLASERIE

WILDLIFE PHOTO SAFARI COMBO

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore two premium location for excellent encounters with the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, buffalo) and much much more!
     

  • Eco friendly bush camps in the middle of the wild African bush
     

  • Set during the winter period; where animals are more active and easier to spot.
     

  • Exclusive use of remote bush camp for 4 nights
     

  • Potential for off-road driving and night drives, to ensure best game viewing.
     

  • Private vehicle and field guide for entire duration.
     

  • Small and intimate group size for maximum comfort and space.
     

  • Photographic guidance and tuition throughout.

DATES

24th August - 4th September, 2022

COUNTRY

SOUTH AFRICA

AVAILABILITY

5 / 6 SPACES LEFT

DURATION

8 NIGHTS   /  9 DAYS

HOST

Samuel Cox

PRICE

GBP £3000pp

HOSTING THIS TRIP
 

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SAMUEL COX

Sam has been a professional photographer for over a decade, starting off locally in England with wedding photography. His lifelong love for Africa eventually had him move out and taking on the role of teaching and managing photography projects in the Greater Kruger region of South Africa. He's seen his images and writing published in National Geographic, Africa Geographic, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Travel Africa and more.

 

Sam's core belief is that great photography is not hard to come by, but meaningful photography is, and his aim is to teach photographers the potential importance and impact their images can have in aiding and assisting the health and growth of our natural biosphere. 

OVERVIEW

ITINERARY

The Timbavati and Klaserie Private Nature Reserves are situated within the Savanna Biome of South Africa. Sharing open borders to the Kruger National Park, game viewing is exceptional, with an abundance of elephant, buffalo, kudu, zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, impala, and warthog, together with their attendant predators: lion, leopard,cheetah and hyena.

 

The larger and more rare antelopes like roan, eland and tsessebe have been sighted but are rare to the area, but the endangered African wild dog is a regular visitor. The high abundance of wildlife makes Timbavati and Klaserie a heavily sought after and highly regarded location for photographers and nature enthusiasts. There’s rarely a moment that can’t be described as action-packed and is the perfect location for those wanting an authentic, ethical and engaging experience with the African wild.

Game drives are conducted throughout the year at optimum viewing times when game activity is generally at its peak, i.e. early morning and late afternoon into evening. The morning safari departs at sunrise, and the evening drive leaves late enough in the afternoon for guests to enjoy a bush sunset and the opportunity to view nocturnal animals after dark.

 

Your game drives will be conducted by one of the local field guides with plenty of experience and knowledge of the flora and fauna of the area. They will be the one sharing animal information to help build your knowledge and appreciation of everything you come across. This, plus Sam’s photographic guidance, means you get the best of both worlds for an unparalleled photographic safari experience in one of South Africa’s best wildlife viewing areas.

Day One

- Meet and greet by Sam at Hoedspruit’s Eastage Airport

- Transfer to Timbavati lodge

- Lunch and afternoon game drive followed by dinner

Day Two - Four

- Morning and afternoon game drives in Timbavati with   photographic tuition in between

Day Nine

- Morning spent in Klaserie before departing for airport late morning

- Arrive back at Hoedspruit’s Eastgate airport for midday   (coinciding with guest’s scheduled flights)

Day Five

- Morning spent in Timbavati before heading to drop-off point

- Pickup and transfer to Klaserie lodge

- Lunch and afternoon game drive followed by dinner

Day Six - Eight

- Morning and afternoon game drives in Timbavati with   photographic tuition in between

INCLUDED

4 nights accommodation in Timbavati

4x nights exclusive use of luxury bush camp in Klaserie

All meals, tea and coffee

All game viewing activities
 

Local airport transfers
(Hoedspruit)

All conservation and gate fees

EXCLUDED

Travel / Health insurance

Drinks from the bar

Laundry service

Any travel or expenses

outside of itinerary

Tips for lodge staff and guides

BOOKING AND PAYMENT

All bookings are considered provisional until a non-refundable deposit of 40% is paid. Payment is required within two weeks of booking, and must be done via bank transfer. Final payment is need no later than 8 weeks before tour start date. Please make sure to read our Terms and Conditions here for more information.

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