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  • Thank you more particularly for arranging my trip to nDzuti, at such short notice and against all the odds of stolen passport and therefore also no currency exchange! I did so appreciate the utter trust you placed in me when you paid for the entire trip yourself! I hope you did not have a sleepless night! In recommending nDzuti I think you interpreted my wishes exactly! The style of the place suited me perfectly and it was the most marvellous experience. The facilities, as you will have found, were fairly basic but quite adequate for a comfortable stay. Brett and Sherie were welcoming and hospitable. Sherie supplied plenty of nourishing food for breakfast, lunch and supper in a friendly, homely fashion. Brett was a great guide on our safari drives. The lodge was full for the first night, including a lively and talkative family group, but when they departed midday on Monday it was then calm and peaceful, with just a young couple and myself, and it was a real joy to be in the midst of the vastness of the bush with no other people within sight or sound! The wildlife, apart from fairly ubiquitous impala, was somewhat scarce (not that I have any measure of experience to go by!) but I liked the feeling that there was no guarantee of seeing game that was free to roam far and wide. Sometimes fleeting glimpses were all the more exciting for being so brief! We did get very good viewings as well! On the first evening we saw quite a wide range of wildlife, including a close-up of a very large rhino who was not in any hurry! On the way home in the dark we came across a lioness with two 6 week old cubs (what a great guide we had!). I was amazed how unperturbed she was by our presence and was moving in a very leisurely way, so we had extremely good viewing. Brett found them again the following evening, just as relaxed, with the cubs playing within yards of the landrover - fantastic! Talking of lions, that same evening, as we relaxed after supper, Brett heard a couple of lions roaring some distance away and said "Let's go and find them!" - so he did, and in the spotlight we saw two fine males unhurriedly patrolling their territory. Again they were totally unfazed by our presence, stopping for a scratch and a lie down. While the lights were turned off to conserve batteries, a roar from a far distant lion prompted a response from our two, and their roaring just a few yards from us in the darkness was a spine-tingling experience! We spent some time tracking a leopard which was stalking impala and which Brett was determined to find, but we had to be content with leopard tracks! Elephant were unusually elusive and it was only on the final morning that Brett located a fine 25 year old male after hearing a solitary trumpet from across the river, so I did see all the big five except the leopard. Together with sightings of many other mammals, birds and reptiles as well as the bush, the scenery and stunning panoramic views it was a wonderful and memorable safari trip! Some people might want slightly more sophisticated accommodation and cuisine but the style of nDzuti in the hands of Brett and Sherie suited me very well. With many thanks for your excellent arrangements of my safari trip, best wishes, Gervase.
    - Gervase .UK
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Destination Guide

Kruger National Park

Overview

Kruger National Park

The Kruger National Park

The Southern African Kruger National Park in the north eastern corner of South Africa needs no introduction. The far sighted President Kruger proclaimed what was to later become Kruger Park when he declared the Sabi Park a protected area in 1998. Now the reserve spans 3 countries, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe-The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. The Kruger Park has more species of mammals (at 147 species) that any other African Reserve. The Kruger Park makes up part of the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve- a UNESCO designated area.
The Kruger has been in the spotlight again recently with the problems they are having controlling elephant numbers. The park stopped culling elephants in 1989 and tried rather to move family units to other reserves in Africa that were looking for elephants. The Kruger can only sustain about 8000 elephants and now the population has grown to over 13 000- it remains to be seen what solution well respected research sector of Kruger will arrive at. Rhino poaching too has suddenly surged in recent years and Kruger has had it’s fair share of poached animals. The park has the dubious achievement of having lost 65 white rhino and 1 black rhino to poaching since January 2010.  Understandably it is an enormus task to patrol such a large area. (new stats May 2011 total 150 rhino year to date)
 
 However, to play on the positive, Kruger National Park is a wilderness unlike any other- it is a very large tract of land divided into six ecosystems and displaying incredible biodiversity. Kruger is home to nearly 2000 species of plants and 500 species of birds that either visit or live in Kruger. Accommodation and safaris in Kruger are as varied as its species. From the privately operated 5 star lodges to camping and wilderness safaris there is something for everyone. There are a few mapped out 4 x 4 trails that offer a self drive adventure. Mountain bike rides is a new addition to activities in the park. There are sleep out options in a hide at a dam and boma dinnersunder the stars. Once a year or so, there is even a symphony concert held out with the bush with armed guards watching over the audience.
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Tours featuring Kruger National Park

Touring Kruger and Timbavati

Touring Kruger and Timbavati

Destinations:
Kruger National Park and Timbavati
Trip Duration: 3 nights/ 4 days
Max. guests: Minimum 2 people sharing
Three nights in the Greater Kruger starting at Kruger Gate and moving on to a tented camp in Timbavati Private Reserve with excellent game viewing all the way.
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Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Thrilling Wildlife Encounter - 3 Reserves, 3 Nights

Destinations:
Thornybush Game Reserves, Kruger Park open vehicle safari, Klaserie Game Reserve on foot
Trip Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Max. guests: Minimum 2 people sharing
A three night tour visiting three different reserves in Greater Kruger for game viewing at its best.
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Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve

Best of Both Worlds- Kruger and private reserve

Destinations:
Klaserie Private Game Reserve,Kruger National Park, night drives, small traditional safari camp large productive area.
Trip Duration: 4 nights/ 5 days
Max. guests: Min 2 Max 8
A Tour combining the freedom that comes with the independance of a private park safari camp with the standing of the National Park, providing the Best of Both Worlds on a 4 night 5 day Kruger tour.
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Kruger and Canyon Tour

Kruger and Canyon Tour

Destinations:
Big 5, Blyde Canyon and flight over the reserve
Trip Duration: 2 night/ 3 days
Max. guests: Min 2
Two nights in the bush with evening and morning game drives in open safari vehicles, a microlight flight over the reserve and a exclusive boat cruise in the canyon with lunch and drinks served.
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