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Travel Blogs from Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
... to find that they had probably left the door open while doing turn down service. There was every kind of bug, some worms, and moths everywhere (even inside the mosquito net!) It took me an hour to kill them all. I told them to stay out of our rooms from now on. I’m not good with this stuff but the job fell to me since my husband didn’t come on this trip.
We have to get up at 4:45 am to be ready for the morning game drive at 5:30 ...
... 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 ...
... some of the same fauna in Southern Kruger as we had in Sabi Sand, albeit with less frequency and a little more effort required, Kruger was equally special as we had our first of two cheetah sightings, an abundance of antelope and bird life, and a brief glimpse of three mysterious black rhinoceros.
In addition to the great game drives, a particular highlight was the two hour bush walk that we took ...
... entering Sabie, we encounter the first of three forest fires that we see in our time near Kruger Park. The second is the following day in the same general area; the third is actually in Kruger Part. We see its reddish glow from afar while on an evening drive with Cedric from Nkorho Bush Lodge.
For our night in Sabie, we stay ...