Overview of Tanda Tula Field Camp

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 4×4. 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 4×4 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.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Exclusive-use mobile camp within Timbavati
  • Walking safaris with experienced trackers
  • Traditional canvas tents
  • Eco-friendly & minimal impact
  • Only open between March & October
Bird watching

Bird watching

Bush dining

Bush dining

Game drives

Game drives

Nature drives

Nature drives

Star gazing

Star gazing

Rooms at Tanda Tula Field Camp

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Exclusive Use

    Tents offer all of the creature comforts, yet remain simple as the amenities are designed for minimal environmental impact. The canvas abodes are charmingly appointed with twin campaign beds, luggage racks and trunks. The open-air bathrooms feature hot-water bucket showers and eco-friendly flush toilets.

    General Facilities

    This explorer-style mobile camp consists of four custom-designed tents, each with an en suite open-air bathroom and a communal mess tent featuring a dining and lounge area. There is no electricity available at the camp, cooking is done over coals, and oil and solar lanterns provide light at night.

    Bar

    Bar

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Dining

    The talented chef and his team make the most of the fresh produce brought into the camp to compile an innovative menu representing both modern European flavours and those unique to the African continent. Fresh fruit, salads and breads complement meat dishes cooked over open coals and served under the stars or in the open-air mess tent.

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