Set within a private concession in the Kruger National Park’s Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, this mobile tented eco-camp focuses on guided walking safaris and accommodates up to eight guests. Its atmosphere is similar to that of the early explorer camps drawing on the traditions of the classic east African safari: tracking big game on foot and sleeping in traditional canvas tents. Walking safaris are conducted by leading field guides and trackers who possess specialised knowledge of the Timbavati reserve and decades of experience. Embodying the Tanda Tula experience, these experts open up their world to you, growing your appreciation for the bush and even encouraging your own ecological sensitivity. Operational between March and October, the field camp is available on an exclusive-use basis only and its location is dependent on seasonality and game-viewing opportunities. Built with minimal impact to the environment, the camp uses oil and solar lanterns for light at night and meals are cooked over coals.
Begin your morning at sunrise with a 4-hour bush walk through the reserve, your tracker-and-ranger team interpreting the terrain while introducing you to the micro-world which often goes unnoticed from the back of a 4x4. Although tracking big game is a fundamental part of the experience, what really comes to life are the fascinating plants, small animals and their footprints that tell the stories of the evening before. While ticking off members of the Big 5, spot buffalo, giraffe, zebra and a number of antelope species that inhabit Timbavati.
Your evening bush walk departs after afternoon tea and, naturally, the focus is on nocturnal wildlife such as bushbabies, genet and leopard. Make a toast to wildest Africa while enjoying a sundowner and embark on a brief 4x4 game drive before returning back to camp. Share epic tales of the day’s sightings with other guests around the crackling campfire which precedes your flame-grilled dinner under the star-studded sky. Prick your ears to the calls of wildlife able to move freely through the camp, before retiring to your tent and starting the next chapter of your African dream.