About Umlani Bushcamp
Umlani 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.
The 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, the Kruger National Park has become South Africa's ultimate safari destination. This iconic reserve is visited by half a million tourists every year.
At Umlani Bushcamp, everything we do is influenced by our commitment to responsible tourism. This means that we take great care to treat people and the environment with respect by actively minimising the negative impact on our surroundings and making positive contributions wherever possible.