Bateleur Eco Safari Description
An environmentally-friendly, tented bush camp, providing key elements that contribute to experiencing an African safari from a slightly different and more adventurous perspective - flexibility; privacy; hands-on, interactive activities; no time constraints; no dress code and a host of unexpected, thrilling encounters. The camp caters for a minimum of 4 guests per group and larger groups of 9 guests or more, enjoy exclusive use of the camp. Itineraries are tailor-made to suit the interests of each group, which enjoys the unspoiled wilderness in one of the country’s most captivating, Big 5 areas. Specialist interests are also catered for. Bateleur Eco Safaris is situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa. The area is known for its boundless variety of fascinating animals, birds, insects and plants.
Accommodation The Bateleur Eco Safaris camp features 10 East African Safari tents, set along a sandy riverbed, under majestic Apple Leaf, Jackalberry and Tamboti trees. The tents sleep 2 and if necessary, 3 people each. Each tent is comfortably furnished with beds (custom-made for taller guests), bedside tables, cotton linen, pillows, towels, blankets, chest of drawers & hanging rail for clothing. Three tents currently feature en-suite bathrooms and over the next year, bathrooms will be attached to the remaining tents. Showers & Ablutions There are separate ablution facilities, outdoor wash basins and magnificent, open-air bush showers fueled by wood-fires. Catering Home style cooking is provided for breakfast, lunch and dinner and special dietary requirements can be catered for by prior arrangement. Guests can enjoy unlimited quantities of tea, coffee, soft drinks, juices and water. Dinner is served around a camp fire in an open-air boma. The camp The camp employs eco-friendly practices, winning the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve Conservation Award in 2006. Situated in the central part of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, the camp is unfenced, except for a single strand, high electric wire designed to keep the elephants out. There is no electricity at the camp. Gas, battery, paraffin and solar power are used. There is a pool surrounded by a wooden deck, which is great for cooling off after a walk. Game drives are conducted in green, open Land Rover game-viewers.
Bateleur Eco Safari Directions
The camp is around 500km from Johannesburg - approximately a 6 hour drive.