The Timbavati is home to several lodges and camps that offer guests a unique and relaxing escape. Kings Camp Private Game Reserve is one such camp that invites you to unwind while you “unlock the beauty of the Timbavati”. The camp faces an open savanna plain with a waterhole that attracts a multitude of wildlife throughout the day (and night). You can explore the wilderness of the Timbavati through a number of choice experiences at Kings Camp.
This blog was originally published on the Timbavati blog.
Safari at Kings Camp
Guests at Kings Camp can look forward to a variety of safaris to best suit their needs. There are two daily game drives in custom-designed safari vehicles, night drives, guided bush walks and specialised bird watching safaris.
Morning and afternoon game drives
There are two daily game drives for groups of up to 6 guests. The drives are in customised luxury game viewing vehicles and are led by qualified guides and professionals. This ensures that the group’s experience remains exclusive. There are refreshing treats served on both morning and afternoon drives .
For a completely flexible and exclusive safari experience, a private safari drive is offered. It is popular amongst avid photographers due to the opportunity to stop and explore at your wish. The private safari is also loved by families with younger children.
Walking safaris offer a completely immersive experience in the African wilderness. Because you explore the bush on foot, all senses are heightened. In addition, an expert guide will point out various animal tracks, dung, insects and birds – helping you to absorb the smaller details of safari.
Photographic and bird watching safari
These specialised safaris offer a unique experience and opportunity to photograph the Big 5, and discover over 350 bird species in the Timbavati. Vehicles are customised to best accommodate wildlife photographers and bird watchers. You can read about the luxurious three day birding safari here.
Weddings at Kings Camp
Kings Camp offers the perfect setting for an African safari wedding. A romantic atmosphere is created due to the authentic bush, and the elegant accommodation options conclude the choice as the ultimate intimate destination.
Typically, the ceremony takes place in the dry riverbed, with a high chance of elephant sightings. The events team at Kings Camp are renowned for their careful attention to detail and service. The timeless celebration of love is reflected in the authentic and breath-taking environment.
The cuisine at Kings Camp is worth a mention as its own unique experience. The dining experience is nothing short of decadent. Furthermore, there are a number of dining options to choose from. Firstly, the boma dinner is served under the thatched dining area, surrounding the fire pit. The outdoor dining experience is loved for its traditional atmosphere under the stars.
Another outdoor dining favourite is the bush dinner or breakfast. The sounds of nature serenade you as you enjoy your unforgettable meal. Alternatively, you can indulge in a fine dining meal in the elegant dining room, have a relaxed lunch overlooking the waterhole on the patio, or relish a private romantic evening on the verandah of your suite.
Peace, tranquillity and pampering
Kings Camp understands how a retreat to the bush can be both a grounding, and a pampering experience. Timbavati spa is nestled in between Mopane trees at Kings Camp, offering a paradise of peace and tranquillity. The spa offers a range of indulgent skin and body treatments to compliment your safari experience. In addition, there is the option to enjoy the rejuvenating treatment in the comfort of your own suite.
There is also a recently re-equipped gym for guests who want to release a little bit of steam.
There is so much to do and see at Kings Camp alone, not to mention the nearby surrounding places. Allow yourself to indulge in the romance of a bygone era in a pristine corner of unspoilt Africa with the experiences at Kings Camp.