Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kambaku Lodges, Timbavati

Nothing like finding the big cats first thing in the morning.

The Timbavati is a conglomerate of private properties adjacent and open to the Kruger National park. Together it consists of more than 2 million hectares. Some of South Africa’s premier lodges is situated here and offers some of the best wildlife experiences in Africa. We recently visited Kambaku lodges namely Kambaku River Sands and Kambaku Safari Lodge. 

Leopard at night
Kambaku River Sands where we stayed is the more exclusive of the two with well appointed and private suites while Safari Lodge is more family friendly with adjoining family rooms. Wildlife was very good and we encountered all of the Big five on numerous occasions during our two-day stay.

Elegant private dining in the wine cellar overlooking a waterhole.
In addition to the many and diverse array of wildlife, the Timbavati is probably best known for its enigmatic white lions. On our very last morning, thinking that all chances have disappeared to see these rare animals, luck turned in our favor and we managed to see a tawny colored male and a white female mating. Would be very interesting to see the youngsters in about three months time. 

One of the rarest animals to see in the wild - a white Lion.
To put it in perspective this is only one of three known white lions that exist in the wild so indeed a very privileged sighting. 

Family group of White Rhino on the first afternoon
Kambaku is easily combined with our Blyde Canyon Adventures. For more information and safari ideas please contact us.   

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