Wilderness and Wildlife of South Africa

We begin with a slow deliberate introduction to the bush with an overnight in South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg. We then skirt the urban jungle heading east to overnight beneath geological monoliths and soak in hot springs for an overnight. Our second day we dive headfirst into Kruger’s most pristine and unadulterated area called the Makuleke Contract Park.  We’ll walk, drive and explore the setting at our own pace, from our private wilderness camp. It is here that we sink, full body, full mind and full spirit into our inner wilderness to witness nature as it should be. We will see huge Elephant herds, Buffalo, Nyala, Greater Kudu, Bushbuck and more, as well as examine the small things that keep the entire ecosystem thriving. Our path leads us southward into Kruger National Park’s northern wilderness for an overnight in a breathtaking Mopane and Nyala Tree wonderland on the banks of the Shingwedzi River.  Our final nights are spent at an opulent safari camp in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve home to lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and more. You simply must come prepared to say “Yes” when you didn’t think you would, to walk ancient pathways that have been carved by wild game for centuries and to put your senses in high gear for this very tactile, exploratory and deepening experience some call a vacation… Africans call it … “Safari.”


“We liked everything about our trip. We really enjoyed being with Jody. Her warm personality and organizational skills were apparent.”

“Jody’s unparalleled knowledge of wildlife was extraordinary and I learned so much from her.”

“It was another wonderful  trip by Wild Rainbow Safaris.”