Pre-Conference Safari Departure Friday 5th May 2017
- R11 900 per person (US$920 per person) – sharing
- R14 700 per person (US$1 130 per person) – single
- 2 days, 2 nights
- A minimum of four guests are needed to run the tour
- Accommodation is at Kambaku Safari Lodge http://www.kambakulodge.com/kambaku.php
- Included: transfers, accommodation, meals, drinks & game activities, soft drinks & local beer, conservation fees
- Excluded: house wines & spirits, laundry & gratuities
- Arrival: we suggest you fly from Johannesburg (OR Tambo) to Hoedspruit airport on the 5th of May
- Book flights with SA Airlink. www.saairlink.co.za
Friday 5th May
Welcome to South Africa!
You will be met on arrival at Hoedspruit airport. The transfer from the airport to the lodge is about 1.5 hours. This is not due to distance travelled, but due to dirt roads.
|SAA1225||Dep JHB 10:15||Arr HOEDSPRUIT 11:15|
|SAA1227||Dep JHB 12:15||Arr HOEDSPRUIT 13:15 (1st Option)|
Your home for the next two nights is Kambaku safari lodge. Kambaku is situated in the famous Timbavati Nature Reserve which forms a part of the Kruger Park. It is a private reserve and has some of the best game viewing in South Africa. I have no doubt your hosts will welcome you with open arms and make you feel right at home. Settle in before you go out on your first game drive. Drives are conducted in open vehicles with knowledgeable guides.
Saturday 6th May
A day on safari goes like this
You will rise early for your morning game drive. The game drives try to leave before sunrise so as to improve your chances of finding animals before the heat of the day. In the morning the wildlife is at its most active and you might get lucky to find a predator still moving about after its nightly activity.
The morning drive will bring you back to camp where you will enjoy brunch and have time to relax in camp during the middle of the day. The wonderful thing about Kambaku Lodge is that it is still owner run by Bryce and Nicola. This means that they really care about their guests and will strive to ensure you get the very best experience possible from your time at the lodge.
Teatime is followed by an afternoon drive which stops off somewhere in the bush for “sundowners” and continues back to camp after dark. This is when they will use a spotlight to try and locate nocturnal mammals, as well as the predators that move around at night. You will be back in camp in time to freshen up before dinner. If weather permits, dinner will be under the stars.
Sunday 7th May
Sadly it’s your last day in camp. You are off to the conference venue today! You will be collected at 10:30 by our colleagues. You might like to take one last morning drive before heading off to Skukuza. The drive from Kambaku to Skukuza is about 3 hours. Your guide will get you there in time to check-in and register for the conference at the conference centre. The welcome function is at 18:30. See you there!!
What to bring:
- A good hat for the sun (the 4×4’s do not have a cover so you do get a lot of sun)
- Sun lotion
- A comfy pair of shoes and neutral coloured clothing (you may get off the vehicle and go for short walks with your guide if the opportunity arises)
- Insect repellent and long trousers in the evening (this is a malaria region and these items can help reduce the risk in early morning and evening)
- Warm clothing for your game drives. Jacket, beanie and scarf. It can get cold on the back of an open vehicle
- A good book to read while you are relaxing in camp
If you feel that you would like to leave a gratuity for your guide, tracker or staff at the lodge, then you are welcome to do so at your own discretion. It is common to leave a gratuity for your guide and tracker which can be given directly to them and should you wish to tip the camp staff please discuss this with your hosts in camp.
You will be visiting a high risk Malaria area. Please consult your travel doctor regarding prophylactics.
Kambaku Safari Logde 2016 fact sheet, click to download