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Umkumbe photographic safari for £1995 per person -7 days,6 nights


Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is located in the Sabie Game Reserve, considered by many to be the premier wildlife reserve in South Africa. Located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside is perfectly situated in one of the best big five game viewing destinations in Africa.

Availability: 6 in stock (can be backordered)

£1995.00 total cost per person sharing  3 twin rooms(excluding international & internal flights). 

6 PEOPLE GOING TO GET THIS SPECIAL PRICE –  Dates upon request and availability.

(Single supplement is available upon request.)

Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside ensuring guests enjoy a personal, rustic and real South African safari experience. The lodge consists of ten chalets/rooms with most overlooking the seasonal Sand River.

The reserve is in Sabi Sands home to the ‘big five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), as well as cheetah, wild dog and hundreds of other species of animals, birds and plants indigenous to the area. The phrase “big five” was coined by hunters of yesteryear – before the advent of the photographic safari – and refers to the animals considered the most dangerous to hunt. 

Day 1 

Personal pick up from Kruger International Airport (MQP), following evening flight from the UK and internal flight from Johannesburg International Airport (JNB).

Transfer to Umkumbe Game Lodge, perfectly situated in one of the best big five game viewing destinations in Africa. Arrive in time for the afternoon game drive with sundowners followed by evening meal in traditional boma around the fire.

Days 2 – 6 

Our game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This means that they are used to the vehicle approaching them and know that it never causes them harm. All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 game viewers, which allow for  360 degree views of wildlife and wildernes

Game drives are planned for mornings and evenings as this is the time when the animals are most active. The game drive lasts for about three hours and includes a coffee stop for the morning drive.

For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a *morning bush walk, which is in ENGLISH only. The walk is weather and safari guide permitting.* The walk is an opportunity to experience the bushveld at close quarters. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers. They will explain the animal tracks and what animals passed through during the night, in addition to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on game drives.

Afternoon game drive, we will go out 16.30/15.30 depending if its summer or winter. We will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.

A typical day on safari at Umkumbe Safari Lodge Riverside:

Summer         Winter

Wake-up (Coffee/Rusks)     5.00                 5.30

Morning Game Drive            5.30                 6.00

Return/Breakfast                  8.30                 9.30

* Bush Walk                           8.45                 9.45            (conditions apply)

Lunch                                      14.00               14.00

Game Drive                            16.30               15.30

Return/Dinner                      19.30               18.30

Day 7 

Morning game drive and breakfast.

11.00 – departing guests to kindly vacate chalets

Transfer to Kruger International Airport (MQP) for your flight to Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) and onward to your destination.

Any questions please always ask.


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