Guests planning a Kings Camp safari in the Timbavati can look forward to twice daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives with a spotlight in search of nocturnal creatures, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris with expert guides. The Timbavati is especially well known for its frequent elephant sightings, as well as leopard and rare African wild dog. It is also home to over 350 bird species, making it a must-see destination for keen bird watchers.
Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Twice daily game drives are conducted at Kings Camp in customised luxury game viewing vehicles. All drives are led by qualified professional guides and trackers. Vehicles accommodate a maximum of 6 guests to ensure outings remain personal and highly exclusive. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served on morning drives. Canapes and sundowners are served on afternoon drives.
Private safaris offer the ultimate flexibility and exclusivity for game viewing activities on a Kings Camp safari. For avid photographers and specialist bird watching, a private guide and vehicle is at your disposal, meaning you can stop where you want and explore parts of the reserve you really want to see. Private safaris are also an excellent option for families with younger children. Activities can be tailored to their interests and timetables without interfering with anyone else.
There is no better way to fully immerse yourself in nature than on foot on a Kings Camp safari. Walking safaris offer a unique aspect to a game viewing experience, where all your senses become heightened and you are able to enjoy the smaller aspects of the bush. Walks are usually taken after the morning game drive with your ranger who will point out animal tracks, dung, insects and birds that are often glossed over in a vehicle. Children under 16 are not permitted on walks for safety reasons. Game Walks through the bush take place just after breakfast, on request. Your knowledgeable ranger guides you through the the smaller aspects of the bush, as well as the fauna and flora of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. This is the best way of experiencing the “finer” aspects of the bushveld. You will be in awe as you discover animal tracks, dung, insects, trees and birds and how they all come together in an intrinsic ecological web of life. For safety reasons, children under 16 years of age are not permitted on the walks.
The Greater Kruger Park is renowned as one of the best places in Africa to photograph the Big 5. The Timbavati is unmatched for the high quality of wildlife sightings, professional guiding and custom vehicles that will help to ensure that you always have an uninhibited view of your subject. Whether you’re interested in capturing birds, big game or even the beautiful landscape of the Timbavati, photographic safaris at Kings Camp offer a world-class experience behind the lens.
Private Nature Reserve
Unfenced border with Kruger National Park
Big 5 game viewing
Highly knowledgeable rangers and trackers
Custom-designed game viewing vehicles