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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Exceeded my expectations! Was a little nervous about not having electricity, but ended up loving the rustic conditions. Our guide, Adam, and tracker, Ephram, were amazing! We saw the Big 5 within 24 hrs. The animals we so oblivious to us; we were able to very close to them. I already miss seeing the "elephant family reunion" at the treehouse,...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Glad to see we exceeded your expectations on your first safari experience . Thank you for the mention that Adam & Ephriam were amazing , we hope you get to return one day and we appreciate you reviewing Umlani . all our best Marco

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We have visited several other reserves from Namibia to Malawi. But Umlani, while not being Serengatti gives you the fun of a true safari, search and discover game in their natural surroundings. Our Tracker and Guide were excellent, And because we could go 'off road' in certain parts we had some very special game viewing. Sitting right under the tree...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the good description of the Umlani experience I am pleased you found the team helpful and charming and that you would return which we hope happens one day :) just to mention Game viewing is generally good any time of the year . Also Thank you for your mention of the all inclusive rates being generous.

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 October 2015

A total surprise to find and stay at this Camp. From the moment we arrive till we leaving, there is always some one willing to help you. Had 2 great game drive (evening/sunset), and morning one. Abundant wild life to see. Really like to chance to have diner and chat staff and other guests together. We were like a family...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for the review glad you found Umlani and enjoyed being with the team. Hope you can come back one day a stay a little longer :) best regards Marco

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We saw the big 5 in less than 24 hours. Really excellent experience the shower under a full moon wow something I will never forget. The knowledge of the rangers is absolutely mind blowing. We would surely go back to Umlaninwith our kids.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani happy to see you had an excellent experience we look forward to meeting your kids one day . best regards Marco

Falun, Sweden
Reviewed 2 October 2015

I had a wonderful three day visit at Umlani in the end of September. The camp is powered only by the sun and you are able to get wifi at the reception area. The accomidation is very convenient with flushing toilets and private bathrooms. With two game drives a day I got multiple sightings of the big five as well...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor we are pleased to hear you had a wonderful visit hope to see you again one day in the future. Regards Marco

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had stayed at Umlani for 3 days 2 nights, and what was interesting about this place is the eco friendly system they had. Limited wifi hours (which transcend to higher frequency of interaction between visitors). Low usage of electricity (Minimal usage of modern lights). night lighting are by the used of oil lamp and the bush camp had consolidated...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani and mentioning our eco friendly system and hosting. nice tips for other guest . regards Marco

Brisbane, Queensland
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I stayed with my son at Umlani Bush Camp in 2008, and we had such a fabulous time that I've been wanting to return for years. This year, 2015, I final did, and brought a mate with me on his first trip to Africa. Umlani really delivered in the wildlife stakes! We saw leopard (including a mother and cub) a...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Wow..... thank you for your lovely detailed review. Happy that you returned to Umlani also thank you for the mention of Nanette,Thembi,Joana,Sinhle and Cabinate . I was pleased you enjoyed your stay in the new Eco Rondawel ,your description is helpful for others. I am super envious that you saw an Aardvark with your son. I have been trying for...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Umlani is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Timbavati. The camp is extremely comfortable and the staff are all well trained and make the whole experience so personal and enjoyable. The food is plentiful and very well prepared. The place is clean and tidy. There is no electricity, so take along a good headlamp, Maglite...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review it is informative and gives useful details to future visitors. We also appreciate you highly recommending Umlani and the mention of the Ashtons shuttle Service. I really like the part "Africa at its best" . We look forward to you being back :) All our best Marco

Reading
Reviewed 27 August 2015

A superb visit to Umlani Bushcamp. We were lucky to be there when there were a lot of elephants in the area and to see three separate groups of lions and three leopards. We loved the hide where you could watch the animals come to the water particularly as the elephants were just below us. A highlight for our boys...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Umlani we are pleased it was a superb visit for you and your family. Greg appreciates the mention of your boys drive with him. I would like to engage further on the (wheat) cake flour concern my email address is marco@umlani.com . Just for the record we often have gluten intolerant visitors...

Tunbridge Wells
Reviewed 23 August 2015

No true native of Royal Tunbridge Wells can ever be anything other then disguisted - something that our Kentish town has earned a fearsome reputation for! Unfortunately for me, I may find myself being driven out of town for my lack of loyalty! There is nothing that I can think of to be disguisted about following the visit that my...

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

My heart started pounding when I read the word "disguisted" thinking here comes trouble only to be pleasantly surprised when I read on further and saw you could find nothing to be "disguisted" about ... :) phew We (the team) really appreciate your review and you mentioning Joana,Adam and Ephriam . We also are very pleased that you recommending Umlani...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest, was established in 1990 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess, in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Umlani is the perfect nature lovers choice. ... more   less 

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: ₹ 29,370 - ₹ 40,460 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“all 'rooms' are great!”
 of 5 bubbles SandLHighlands, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Eco rooms are less open to the outside environment, preferred the more open thatched hut.”
 of 5 bubbles cathymack2016, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I would say that all the rooms (huts) were the same.”
 of 5 bubbles Timmerhus, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Oh yes : go the the "tree house" !”
 of 5 bubbles , 14 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for Room 4 as it is right on the edge of camp and very close to the dry river bed. Great view and very, very, peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles KrugerC, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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