Lions and leopards galore at Umlani Bushcamp in the Timbavati.
The pink elephant is back! A surprise encounter with the pink elephant calf that was born at Umlani Bushcamp two years ago shows that he is still doing just fine and looking quite healthy.
A young male leopard seems to be settling in quite well in the central Timbavati, having wandered in from a private concession in the Kruger National Park.
Just how cute are lion cubs? The answer has to be nothing short of extremely cute!
Every safari-goers dream is to get to see a leopard when out on game drive, the sense of accomplishment when finding Africa’s most elusive big cat just cannot be beaten. The only thing that can potentially make it any better is when that elusive cat is so relaxed around the presence of the vehicles and people that it poses for photos in just about every angle that you can want.
Hearing that a leopard has been found with a kill up in a tree is one of the best things to hear over the radio when taking guests out on safari.
One exceptional sighting happened a couple of weeks ago and it involved two of Africa’s ultimate enemies: lion and buffalo. That morning, we found a large herd of Cape buffalo grazing peacefully while making their way towards one of our waterholes. We quickly realised they were not alone, as trailing them was two relatively young male lions.
On hearing reports of a huge male lion that had made his way onto the traversing area at Umlani, guests and guides go out in search of the magnificent male.
An amazing game drive in the Timbavati shows that it doesn’t matter what time of year you go on safari.
It was an overcast day in the Timbavati when the staff at Umlani decided to get out into bush and explore the varying landscapes. Little did we know at the time that what we were about to be treated to an incredible glimpse into the life of Africa’s most elusive predator, the leopard.
One thing becomes clear, being out in the bush on a daily basis – nature never runs short of surprises. When you think you have seen it all, suddenly you see something completely out of the ordinary that makes you realise how amazing it actually is being out in the wild!
From baron landscapes to wildlife in distress, the drought that the Greater Kruger has been experiencing has been very well documented over the past few months.
Umlani Bush Camp lives up to its reputation for being a great place to experience leopard sightings in the Timbaviti Private Nature Reserve
A leopard watches on in dismay as a hyena takes her lunch. But then something unusual happens..
A flat tyre turns out to be a lucky charm in the Greater Kruger!
An amazing sighting during a night drive of two powerful lion brothers on the prowl for food.
The rare white lions of the Timbavati are a sight to behold.
After having no luck on safari, a group of photographers almost gave up hope until a call on the radio signaled the chance for the perfect shot.
A herd of elephants have some muddy fun as the rain returns to Kruger National Park.
Discover the top spot for sundowners in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve.
The cats have been busy in the Timbavati!
The Timbavati is known for its leopards and Umlani Bushcamp has one very special resident female that has stolen many hearts, including operations manager Greg’s.
The operations manager at Umlani Bush Camp spills the beans on the best bits about living in the Timbavati.
A leopard gets one over on the staff at Umlani Bush Camp when, to their great surprise, they found her taking a nap on the bed in their treehouse! With renovations in order to make it safer for guests, this curious leopard reminds us that we are in the animals’ territory when in the bush.
Here is an introduction to a few of the star leopards that are seen almost daily at Umlani Bushcamp.
A group of hyenas attempt to steal a fresh kill from a female leopard, only to be played at their own game.
Umlani Bush Camp answers some scary and exciting questions frequently asked by guests about their treehouse.