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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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The Gemini Experience

Location: Mpumalanga
Brief overview: The Gemini Exprience is a fully catered and professionaly guided safari in Timbavati for exclusive booking by a group of up to 10 guests. Timbavati Private Game Reserve home of the white lion is part of the Greater Kruger Park and boasts the big 5.
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The Gemini Experience

Overview

 

A Big 5 safari in Timbavati Private Reserve on an exclusive booking basis.

Fully catered and professionally guided Gemini Safari Experience.

 The safari camp accommodates between 2 and 10 guests in free standing chalets. 

Morning and afternoon/night open vehicle game drives in open safari vehicles

The Gemini Experience is a guided and catered safari from a charming private camp in Timbavati Game Reserve on an exclusive  group booking basis.  The Timbavati Private Game Reserve is home to the famous White Lions. The camp is built on the banks of the Klaserie River and has five en-suite units, beautifully furnished and decorated with style and flair in an undemanding pleasing way. The main area is under an extensive thatched roof with most sides being a canvas and clear window drop that can be raised to allow the outside in and a free flow between the bar/ lounge and the outside boma and pool area. The casual yet classy common area provides a veritable recreation space for the exclusive group in camp.
 

  The extensive roof span houses an open plan bar-come lounge and dining area. A polished teak bar- counter and stools occupies a cosy corner with quirky decorations, CD player, a small library and bar appliances including a wine fridge. An arrangement of leather couches and low coffee tables occupies the space near the Jet Master fire place. A convivial dining table lies ready for the few nights when indoor dining is required while the chosen gathering point is under the stars in a cosy boma made from poles- as an occasional wind break- around a central camp fire. Meals are shared under the stars to the many sounds that are assured by the excellent position of this charming private camp.
 
 
   
The five individual free-standing chalets scattered around the well groomed grounds offer total privacy for afternoon siestas and even outdoor showers. There is an ample swimming pool near the main area set about with sun lounges for those sun worshipers among us and what better place to worship than in the African bush, along- side the lush Klaserie River with some lazy midday songbirds singing  a lullaby?
 

 
         
  
The chalets are pleasingly spacious and most have a fabulous locally made four poster bed with an ingenious plan; here the ever essential roof fan is inside the billowing queenly canopy of mosquito netting! The cool interior of each chalet is individually decorated by the artistic camp owners, so that you may want to be unsociable for a while, enjoying your own space you desire on a Timbavati bush holiday. Bathrooms have a marble vanity with inset basin and a modern egg shaped bath but I would opt for the twin outdoor showers with the feel of Africa on my skin.
 
           

Rates

ZAR28500 for the whole camp per night- sleeps 2-10 guests
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This offer includes

·         Accommodation for up to 10  guests in an exclusive private safari camp.
·         Breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas and coffee and filtered water.
·         Morning and afternoon/ night guided game drives.
  
 

This offer excludes

  • Timbavati Private Nature Reserve conservation levy at ZAR 160 per person once off.
  •  Local sprits, wine, beer and soft drinks.
  •  Gratuities.