Timbavati Travel: Do’s and Don’t

By Kings Camp Team on January 16, 2018

Planning a South African safari in the new year? We’ve compiled a list of Do’s and Don’ts to make sure you’ve got all the information you need for your once-in-a-lifetime Kruger National Park experience.

Do take lots of photos

Make sure to document all the beautiful scenery and epic wildlife – you’ll want to show your family and friends when you get home!


Don’t forget to pack your sun protection

Temperatures in the Kruger National Park can reach highs of 35 ºC (95℉) so ample sun protection like hats, UV protected sunglasses and a high-factor sunscreen are necessary. It’s also important to keep drinking water to ensure you stay hydrated.

Do wear neutral colours

Colours like red and black can be distressing to animals, so it’s best to keep to neutral tones like beige, white and khaki to help you blend into the surrounding bush. Take a look at our blog on what to pack for safari for more ideas.

Don’t leave the vehicle or camp without a guide or ranger

It’s important to remember that you’re in the presence of wild animals, and it’s essential that you follow the advice of your guides and rangers for your own safety.

Image Credit: Almero Klingenberg

Do ask questions

Our guides are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. They are very knowledgeable and happy to share what they know about the fauna and flora with you.

Don’t miss out on early morning game drives

Whether or not you’re a morning person, make sure to wake up with the sun in order to experience the best wildlife sightings. The animals often move around in the early morning before the African sun is at its hottest, so this is your best chance of catching them on the go.

Image Credit: Grant Murphy

Do bring the kids along

A safari is the ideal family friendly getaway and at Kings Camp we’re happy to welcome all of your loved ones, young and old. The private, free-standing Waterbuck Villa is the ideal setting for small group or family vacations with its own private pool, boma and viewing deck.

Don’t stop at just the Timbavati

While the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve offers jaw dropping scenery and exceptional game viewing, we would recommend exploring a few other exquisite parts of the park too! Take a look at our safari travel packages for the chance to experience more of this beautiful part of the world.

Do contact our friendly reservations team for any information you might need, or to start planning your trip to Kings Camp lodge today! Visit our website or email for more.

Image Credit: Neil Coetzer, Almero Klingenberg, Grant Murphy

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