Tanda Tula Safari Camp
Tanda Tula Safari Camp is one of those places you never forget. It is a leading lodge in the Timbavati Nature Reserve and its reputation for comfort, style, warmth, and expertise precede it. We have been booking our guests in to Tanda Tula for many years, and the result is always the same: very happy guests with exceptional memories of their safari that will last a lifetime.Enquire Now
We can’t decide if this effect is caused by the gentle beauty of the camp and its luxurious, yet subtle, design, the expert team of staff led by owners, Don and Nina Scott, the constantly surprising ways in which we eat dinner, the secluded tranquility of the tents, or the eternally epic game viewing experiences that keep us coming back to Tanda Tula; but whichever way you look at it, we’re sold.
Tanda Tula Safari Camp has 12 luxury tented suites, which are spacious, chic, and comfortable. The tents are secluded offering privacy, and each is decorated with beautiful, soft and stylish pieces, with large, shaded decks, and en suite bathrooms complete with tub and outdoor shower. These East African style tents are reminiscent of the tents used by early explorers in Africa, and embody a sense of romance and nostalgia under shady trees overlooking the wild riverbed.
The camp itself overlooks the Nhlaralumi Riverbed in the heart of this Big 5 nature reserve, and it remains unfenced, which allows the free movement of wildlife throughout the area. Guests should be reminded to always be aware of the possibility of wild animals in the vicinity of camp – this is part of what makes Tanda Tula such a spectacular destination, and vigilence is key.
Dining is an experience to remember at Tanda Tula, and the staff at camp make sure that you won’t forget a single one of the meals you enjoy in their care and company. Bush breakfasts and dinners are a regular occurance, which gives guests the experience of eating out in the wilderness, in comfort at a fully laid table and with bar service to keep you cool. Dinners at camp are served in a variety of scenic and convivial locations, including the boma, which is a traditional place to enjoy a meal around the fire.
Safari experiences are out of this world – as we have come to know in the Timbavati. There are morning and evening game drives, which include traditional coffee stops (morning) and sundowners at sunset, and there is an optional safari walk, which takes place after breakfast for an hour or two and gives guests the choice to take a walk through the bush with a guide and see the natural world from a whole new perspective.
Tanda Tula also has their Field Camp, which is a tented camp in the bush, booked on an exclusive basis, and is based purely on walking safaris in the morning (3-4 hours), and an evening walk followed by a sunset game drive. This experience is for those who really want to connect with nature, but of course it is not without the classic Tanda Tula comforts.