Ulusaba Sabi Sands Review

by Jane Harden

Lounging Leopard

Lounging Leopard

Everything was perfect - the travelling, the accommodation, the service, the guides are two lovely gentleman who were extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We had the best stay ever experienced by us.

Wildlife Highlights & Food

The four of us went on the safari and we game viewed in an open topped jeep.

We saw the Big Five, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, water buffalo, (every day), hippo, cheetah, jackal, hyena, zebra, kudu, every type of bird you can think of, snakes, lizards, all types of monkeys, etc etc - we saw these regularly every day!

There were a variety of meals available from fruit to kudu steak for breakfast. Lunch would consist of babotie, crocodile, kudu, fresh fruit salad (anything you asked for) and dinner would be more of this top class cuisine from a really good chef.

Typical Day

We had a light meal at 5 a.m., then went on an early morning safari trip, refreshments in the bush, then back to the hotel for breakfast.

After that there were activities at the lodge for the children, pampering at the Beauty Centre for me, and walks in the bush if you wanted to.

Then more eating at lunch, an afternoon safari trip with refreshments and back to the lodge. Later we would go on a night safari trip with entertainment some evenings including refreshments and then back to Ulusaba Lodge for dinner.

Ulusaba vehicle

Activities & Advice

Our activities included a visit to a village, other game lodges in the area and walks in the bush.

The highlight of our trip was seeing the big five EVERY day!

My advice is to make sure you take a sun hat along and to get in training for the early mornings by getting up at 5 a.m. every day.

Jane's Safari Details:

Rating: 10/10

Safari company used: Ulusaba Safari Lodge (owned by Richard Branson) (make an enquiry)

Parks visited: Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa

Date of safari: February for 5 days

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    Jun 25, 2008
    by: Wilma Whittaker

    Great review Jane... it's great that you had such fantastic game viewing! Sabi Sands is one of the best places to see leopard as you experienced.

    Just a small thing, the buffalo found in Africa is called the "Cape buffalo". The "water buffalo" is found in Asia.

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