Timbavati Nature Reserve Safaris
Bordering the western side of the Kruger National Park, is the 53,000 hectare Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
A Timbavati safari traverses Big 5 territory. Travelers can look forward to sighting the famous Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino) as well as a diverse variety of other wildlife, including giraffe, impala, kudu, wildebeest, zebra, and warthog. Along with the wealth of animals, the Timbavati is home to a prolific 360 different species of birds making it a haven for bird watching.
Two of the most well-known and much-anticipated inhabitants of the Timbavati are the endangered African wild dog, who regularly visit the reserve, and the unique and rare white lion – with the Timbavati being one of the only places in the world white lion can be seen in their natural habitat.
The Timbavati is one of Kruger's Private Game Reserves and enjoys unfenced borders with Kruger National Park. It is a premier safari destination, offering luxury, high quality lodges, excellent hospitality and expert guiding. Travelers can look forward to professionally trained rangers guiding them on morning and night time game drives as well as on nature walks in the reserve.
We consider the Timbavati as a great value Kruger safari destination, closely comparable to private reserves such as the Sabi Sands. Our safaris to the Timbavati are generally of the 'fly-in' variety making use of the nearby Hoedspruit airport.