Iconic Species Private Safari Map

Iconic Species

From USD 22 614 pp sharing

13 Nights

  • 4 nights Londolozi Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sands, South Africa
  • 4 nights Tswalu Motse Camp, Kalahari, South Africa
  • 1 night Intercontinental Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 1 night Protea Lodge Entebbe, Uganda
  • 3 nights Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

*Prices are based on 6 travellers and includes private guide and private vehicle at all camps. Based on 2022 rates. Please note rates subject to change and will need to be re-quoted at time of booking. Dependent on rate of exchange.

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Londolozi, Sabi Sands, South Africa

Nights 1 – 4

Londolozi Game Reserve is arguably the best place in the world to view leopards. Four decades ago the first female leopard was habituated on Londolozi, laying the foundation for a population of leopards that, despite being shy by nature, have welcomed people into their secret world ever since. Apart from leopards, other iconic species include regular sightings of the rest of the Big Five, namely lion, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Londolozi also has very strong populations of zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and warthog, which can’t be missed on a quintessential African safari.

Why It’s a Wild Again Favourite

Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates the famous atmosphere that returning guests call the ‘Londolozi feeling’. The five lodges are situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which forms part of a larger 6 million acre Greater Limpopo Transfronteir Park. Each of the five exquisite Londolozi camps offer luxury accommodation, stunning views, and exceptional cuisine and has a different character to suit every guests taste and budget.

Tswalu Motse Camp, Kalahari, South Africa

Nights 5 – 8

From here we travel on the same day to Tswalu via Johannesburg. Tswalu, the largest of South Africa’s private game reserves, boasts incredible viewing of large black-maned Kalahari lions, possibly the most iconic of all African animals. Of the smaller creatures, habituated meerkats, made famous by Disney’s Lion King, are prolific here. Unfortunately made famous by the mere fact that it’s the most trafficked animal in the world, find the typically shy, nocturnal pangolin moving about during the day during the winter season. Be treated to amazing wild dog sightings (iconic for being the rarest predator in southern Africa), cheetah (the fastest land mammal) as well as the desert-adapted black rhino.

Why It’s a Wild Again Favourite

The Motse Camp at Tswalu is a secluded village of nine legae (dwellings), each with an open viewing deck and open fireplace. Beds are orientated to maximise the views and the bathrooms have been created with private gardens with outdoor showers which are open to the exceptional and vast night skies of the Kalahari. Built from organic materials and outfitted to the highest standards, they manifest the warmth and hospitality of the people of the Kalahari.

Intercontinental Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nights 9

Providing convenience, style and all the upscale facilities you’d expect from an award-winning hotel, the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel offers travelers a truly memorable Johannesburg airport hotel.

Why it’s A Wild Again Favourite

Here you can enjoy a host of services and facilities, from conferencing to an indoor pool, spa and the Quills African restaurant. The sights of Gauteng’s City of Gold are in easy reach should you wish to explore, with art galleries, museums, shops and game reserves nearby.

Protea Hotel, Entebbe, Uganda

Nights 10

Entebbe, while not the capital of Uganda, is certainly the country’s gateway. The city’s 4-star Protea Hotel resort is not only sprawled across the shores of the glittering Lake Victoria, but it is also conveniently located only 1km from Uganda’s main international airport.

Why it’s A Wild Again Favourite

Forming part of the esteemed Marriott portfolio, this hotel is a convenient way to begin or end your Ugandan holiday. With Kampala, the capital, only 37km away, Entebbe is a superb springboard from which to explore the surrounding area. The Ugandan president’s official residence also happens to be in Entebbe.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi National Park, Uganda

Nights 11-13

From here we trek to one of, if not the most, iconic animals in the world. The mountain gorilla, once predicted to be extinct by the turn of the millennium has bounced back to a population of 1000 through intensive, conservation, veterinary, research, social upliftment and tourism efforts. The trek is in itself an adventure but to find these animals is one of the greatest wildlife experiences there is. There is a startling familiarity that is felt when a gorilla and a human lock eyes.

Spending time with the groups feels as if you’re amongst friends. Watch mother’s nurse their babies as the silverback munches noisily beside her. Sit amongst the group as youngsters scramble up trees and play rough and tumble, jostle between the adults dotted around the squashed vegetation; while some rest, some groom and others feed.

Why it’s A Wild Again Favourite

The best place to rest your weary bones after the trek or enjoy a complimentary massage. This camp is ideally situated in the forest just a few minutes walk from the start of your gorilla trek and because of its location is frequently visited by gorilla families.

Situated in one of the most remote areas of Africa, these comfortable canvas spaces are dressed with indigenous prints and furniture made from natural materials. Each tent has a spacious, stone-walled bathroom with private sections, and a free-standing bath for a relaxing soak after a day’s trekking. The trees around the camp light up in the morning as the sun rises, and due to the limited number of just 10 rooms, the camp retains an intimate, exclusive feel, enabling you to experience Africa’s magic with the lightest of footprints yet with practically every mod con.

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