About Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani Bushcamp is a classic safari camp renowned for its unique setting, authentic atmosphere, outstanding service and award winning meals.

It was founded in 1989 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess in the central section of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. In 1993, the fences between the Timbavati and the Kruger were removed to allow for wildlife migration and this pristine wilderness area became known as the Greater Kruger National Park.

Marco and Marie-Louise's wish was to encapsulate their vision of a true African adventure in the very spirit and experience of the camp itself. They wanted the camp to blend in with the environment and as a result, the entire bush camp is built from natural materials in a traditional African style.

Staff at Umlani Bushcamp

Umlani Bushcamp has a close-knit team of staff whose whose primary aim is to ensure the comfort and relaxation of every guest.

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Timbavati Game Reserve

Stay at Umlani Bushcamp and explore the wonders of the Timbavati Game Reserve. Umlani Bushcamp is an authentic African game lodge located in the Timbavati Game Reserve, one of the oldest private nature reserves adjoining the Kruger National Park.

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Elephants, Umlani Bushcamp, Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park by Lisa Scriven

Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is one of South Africa's greatest tourism draw cards. Home to the Big Five as well as 336 tree, 49 fish, 34 amphibian, 114 reptile, 507 bird and 147 mammal species and being visited by a half a million tourists each year, Kruger National Park has become South Africa's ultimate safari destination.

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