My Fiancé and I visited Umlani for 5 amazing days at the end of May 2015. We had never been on a safari before and were very excited about trying something new. We were not disappointed... Umlani was AMAZING! we loved the room - and having no electricity made it feel even more like living in the bush.
We stayed in the tree house one night and had the most amazing view of the stars and could hear water bufferlo wondering around all night. It was magical!
The food for every meal was lovely and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We has the pleasure of eating our evening meal one night with the owner of Umlani and we shared lots of interesting stories. It was a brilliant night.
The game drives were out of this world and we even saw a White Lion mating. It was the most amazing experience of our lives. Our driver Big Amo was very knowledgeable of the area and always went out of he way for us to see the best of the wild life. We seen heard of elephants one morning drinking from the water hole with 5 baby elephants splashing around and playing. It was such a special moment.
I would recommend anybody to stay here! It was sensational!
Rebecca & James
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest, was established in 1990 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess, in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Umlani is the perfect nature lovers choice. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve