​User Reviews – Timbavati NR

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Dominic   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2023

Email Dominic  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Winter safari, so the bush is dry and water levels are low. The bush is not beautiful but the animals and the setting is brilliant. Being a private game reserve means fewer vehicles who can go off track so you get a better safari experience. We saw pretty much everything on our wish list and so much more besides, combined with a brilliant guide and tracker in fantastic bush accommodation

Atle Fossmark   –  
Norway NO
Visited: November 2022 Reviewed: Dec 25, 2022

Email Atle Fossmark  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

Exceptional !!

David Gryzick   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Oct 9, 2022

Email David Gryzick  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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Timbavati strength was it had a lot of lion prides and it had rhinos with horns. It had an incredible amount of elephants and giraffes. It's weakness was it lacked hippos.

Michele   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2019 Reviewed: Jun 12, 2019

Email Michele  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

This area is a little dry so the landscape is more sparse than Sabi Sand. Loved our accommodations at Kings Camp, amazing service, trackers and guides. Saw all the big 5.

Leslie Kuhlmann   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2018 Reviewed: Nov 29, 2018

Email Leslie Kuhlmann  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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We saw a lot of animals at Timbavati - all of the Big Five. Our guide and tracker worked well together to get us the best viewing opportunities.

Ashley   –  
Canada CA
Visited: April 2018 Reviewed: May 6, 2018

Email Ashley  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Overall rating

We stayed at Simbavati River Lodge (part of Timbavati) and were blown away by the luxury of our rooms, the amazing service (they catered to our every need), the food (we are vegan, and they totally accommodated!) and the knowledge of our guide (Mbongene) and tracker - who took risks for himself by tracking on foot a pride of lions, just so we could see them up close. I highly recommend Simbavati to anyone, and would love to return with our son for more safari!

stan mcghee   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Feb 12, 2018

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Overall rating

Breath taking

JoshBakerPhotography   –  
Australia AU
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Sep 24, 2016

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A great opportunity to get close to some incredible animals. There is loads to see here, and some great off road tracks to see it on. The staff were really welcoming and knowledgable about the animals and area. Definitely worth a visit.

pixpeeper   –  
France FR
Visited: April 2016 Reviewed: Aug 18, 2016

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We got to see the "Big Five" on our first drive, in less than 2 hours! It doesn't get much better than this...

marilyn jacques   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2016 Reviewed: Jul 12, 2016

Email marilyn jacques  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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we stayed in the tented lodge- the experience was beyond anything we could have dreamed of. The animals were terrific the guide and tracker JV and Glen were simply marvelous. We loved every second.

Average User Rating

  • 4.8/5
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