Travel Blogs from Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
... the potatoes were delicious. Total bummer.
But my braai won't have the same problem, it will be exceptionally edible.
I bought Warthog and Impala fillets.
Things I learned today include the need to stay hydrated...thank you nosebleed for reminding me.
That fecal matter can be exciting when you don't happen to be spotting animals because it ...
... We had some nice elephant sightings as well.
Back to the camp for lunch and a short rest. It was warm so we decided to leave early on our game drive for the evening. As we crossed the bridge we saw a very large crocodile and some turtles. We were on the tar road toward that goes toward Skukuza when we saw some kori bustards. One of them was a male and was making a booming sound and then a ...
... elephant came up so close to the car, less than five feet. Sean, our guide said, "No sudden movements, you can take pictures, just no flash." He said it calmly but you knew he was serious. I was taking pictures and looking through the view finder so I thought the elephant was a bit further away. When I looked up and saw this huge animals standing within touching reach I was a bit startled. My daughter was very uncomfortable with the situation. It really was too close for ...
... first safari days at a lodge in Sabie Sands. Gene and Sheena from Calgary had arrived right before we did. After our hearty lunch, we gathered for our evening drive that started around 4:00 PM. After a fairly short drive, stopped to examine a leopard tortoise. Shortly thereafter, we came upon and got up close and personal with eight male Cape Buffalo hanging around a pan occupied by resident hippos and baby crocodile. There is an overnight hide complete ...
... To summarize the way the safari lifestyle works is: you eat, you drink and you look at animals. The days are jammed packed and the schedule is:
- 5:30am - Wake up
- 5:45am - Coffee/Juice/Muffins
- 6:00am - Morning Game Drive
- 9:00am - Coffee/Muffin Break
- 10:30am - Two Course Breakfast (Cold Buffet and order Hot Meal)
- 11:30am - Day Hike
- 1:30pm - Three Course ...