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Guest blog: The African wildlife & land-use imperative – availability of wilderness habitats

I was shocked to read about the sudden closure of a well-known luxury safari operation in the Selous reserve in Tanzania, as reported in Africa Geographic this week (read the AG article here). My dismay was not only because I…

Makanyi Lodge introduces the first electric safari vehicle in the Timbavati

Makanyi Lodge have recently become the first lodge in the Timbavati to take ownership of an electric safari vehicle. This is an exciting new technology that we hope to see more of throughout the whole of the Timbavati. We believe…

Unique Bush Walks at Bateleur Safari Camp

Safari lodges across Africa offer authentic wildlife experiences and multiple activities, however not many camps offer unique bush walks. Bateleur Safari Camp boast highly skilled guides and experienced trackers who are specialised specifically for bush walks. They are fast becoming…

Fun facts about the iconic African Elephant

Africa takes great pride in their rich wildlife heritage – and for a good reason. Avoca Bush Camp is proudly home to a variety of African wildlife, which includes the African Elephant. As a result, game viewing and sightings within…

A safari experience at Umlani Bushcamp

Blended in with the Timbavati environment is Umlani Bushcamp. Emphasising responsible tourism, their operations are fully committed to doing what is best for the environment. They are heavily focused on minimising their footprint and as a result, the traditional African style…

Guest Blog: Sustainable use in the Greater Kruger: Publics, parliaments and lots of drama*

Introducing our Timbavati Guest Blogger Series: The Conservation Conversation.  This month we launch our Guest Blogger series. It’s purpose is to share information, ideas and inspiration from people who are passionate about conservation-related issues in the Greater Kruger. By Lindie…

The magnificent Simbavati River Lodge

The beautiful Simbavati River Lodge is located in the northern sector of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, nestled amongst old Jackalberry and Leadwood trees. Situated along the banks of the Nhlaralumi River, the camp is made up of luxury tented…

New eyes observing Tanda Tula

Tanda Tula is loved and known as a sustainable and community-inspired camp within the Timbavati. The camp strongly believes in giving back to the surrounding community and is constantly working on providing great opportunities, with a focus on interaction. A…

What We Signed Up For: The Greater Kruger Hunting Protocol

Like many private nature reserves in the Greater Kruger, Timbavati mainly relies on income generated from two forms of sustainable utilisation – photographic tourism and hunting. Both of these activities require strict governance and management protocols. In 2018, the rules…