Timbavati Game Reserve – An African Adventure

Do you dream of theultimate safari experience? Escaping to one of the most natural locations in the world whilst viewing zebras galloping across the plains, troupes of Monkeys grooming and playing and hearing the roar of the Lion is one of the most exquisite ways to spend a holiday.

Kruger National Park

Each year approximately half a million domestic and international tourists visit South Africa’s premier game reserve. The Kruger National Park [http://www.africanoutposts.co.za/kruger_tours.q] is a 2 million hectare park that was established in 1898 to protect South African wildlife and is today an unrivalled leader in biodiversity and environmental management. Most chose to visit the game park in the dry, winter season as the quality of game viewing is heightened. The grass at this time of year is low and the bushes and trees have lost their leaves this providesgame viewerswith an unobstructed view of the kings of Africa. Because it doesn’t rain in winter the animals tend to congregate round the waterholes to drink in the mornings and evenings, a site which is can be viewed closely in the safety of a vehicle.

Beyond Borders

Surrounding the Kruger National park are several smaller game reserves such as Timbavati and Sabi Sabi. There are no fences between any of these reserves allowing theanimals to roam freethey way they naturally would. On a visit to the Kruger and its surrounding areas you will see and astounding array of flora and fauna. The reserves are home to 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 reptiles of all different kinds. The area is most celebrated due to the fact that it is Big 5 country, during your stay you will have the opportunity to observe every one of the members of the Big Five: the Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo.

Timbavati Game Reserve

Timbavati Private Game Reserve lies on the western boundary of the Kruger Park and forms part of the Kruger’s lowveld ecosystem. The lack of borders with the Kruger facilitates excellent game viewing and the accommodation offerings range from luxury to roughing it. The Timbavati was established in 1956 but really only made its name in the 1970’s with the discovery of the parks rare”White Lions”. In the winter months (April-September), game viewing is excellent as the vegetation is less dense. In summer (October-March), the park is lush and green and whilst game viewing is not at its best bird watching is excellent. Of all of the reserves wildlife you should easily be able to watch Elephant – a wild animal that is semi-urnal. Its really not hard to locate an Elephant because their big and varied habitats contain thick vegetation. Medicine Wheel is very impressive and a must see. Not only is it the largest limestone wheel in the world but also one of the few that circle the whole African continent. Elephants are powerful creatures and it is advisable to travel with a guide who can offer essential first aid.

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest crater in the world and features a welcome change of scenery for game watchers. The change in scenery is partial, as it occurs on the lower left hand side of the savannah between Swell and Hubu Small mammal hides. The hides come into better view as you approach Ngorongoro Crater from the north-west. As you approach the north-east leads to Ashaka and then onto the famous twelve apostles. This 12 sided shaped crater was counseill by the lava flows from the last caldera eruption. It is a boating paradise and a wishing place for game watchers.

Cottar’s National Park

This is the major attraction of Wilson’s City, situated just outside the Nairobi city. The nutshell of it is, this area is a system of lakes and marshes that set between the popular metropolis of Nairobi and the Swell Hampar. To get to Cottar’s National Park you need to catch a taxi or use the public bus. You can also travel by road if you prefer but you need to be very careful because there are many dangerous animals in the park. This is a safe place for game watchers because it is bordered by mountains and has good water in it.

Shaba National Park

It is one of the most unspoiled places in Kenya, offering a huge array of game and bird life. Shaba is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a safe place to visit especially for those who want to avoid the dangers. It has plentiful vegetation and game, and its aUses the sumptuous beauty of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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