Best of the Sabi Sands

Dates:  2 – 8  June 2014

Availability: Yes

Adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is famed for its intimate wildlife encounters, particularly leopard viewing. Home to a host of animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino), the Sabi Sand is part of a conservation area that covers over two million hectares (almost five million acres), an area equivalent to the state of New Jersey.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, this reserve benefits from the great diversity of wildlife found in one of the richest wilderness areas on the African continent along with the additional benefits experience in a private game reserve, including exciting night game drives..

On the workshop with David Rogers you will benefit from his expert advise with light, positioning vehicles and also his keen understanding of animal behaviour. He can help you make the most of your camera features and also teach you about Lightroom processing and workflow.

Itinerary

2 June 2014

You will be collected from KMIA and transferred by road to Exeter Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sands where you will spend the next 3 nights.

Exeter River Lodge sits in the shade of a grove of ebony trees right on the edge of the Sand River. Eight luxury suites spread out along the shady bank with dramatic close-up views of the river, all with generous spaces and elegant bathrooms.. Game drives traverse an area of 10 000 hectares (24 700 acres) and strict vehicle limits at sightings ensure the exclusivity of your game viewing experience. Sensitive off-road driving practices ensure that guests have the best possible view of any exceptional sightings and rangers are constantly in touch with each other to keep track of animal movements.

5 June 2014

In the morning you will game drive directly to Kirkman’s Kamp and arrive in time for breakfast. Your baggage will be taken separately. Step back in time into the gracious early Transvaal atmosphere of this original 1920s homestead and marvel at the spectacular views of the unspoiled landscape that surrounds the Sand River from each of the 18 guest suites. Rolling lawns carve out a niche in a wild and tumbling wilderness that host memorable game viewing in one of the most renowned Big Five wildlife regions in the world. • Traversing 6 300 hectares (15 000 acres) .  Wildlife includes leopards, spotted hyena, various antelope, elephant,

8 June 2014

After breakfast you will be transferred by road to KMIA for your onward transfers.

The weather in June is the winter season with warm days and cold nights. It is the best time for game viewing. The camps are in a malaria area and precautions should be taken

Rates

The rates are R38 500 per person sharing

Includes: accommodation for 6 nights, meals, and guiding by David Rogers.

There is a single supplement of R2800 per person.

Transfers to and from from Kruger National Park International Airport are R694 per person each way (minimum 2 per transfer).