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Premier Predator Safari 31 Oct - 8 Nov 2018

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Introduction

Experience the ultimate predator viewing, with the ultimate predator photographer. Shem Compion is an award winning professional wildlife photographer and predators are one of his specialities. Photographing them in a new light is another. If you are looking for a unique point of view with regards to large mammals, predators and action based photography: Shem is the guide for you.

 

 

We have composed this itinerary to meet the exact needs of a premier predator safari. Combining Mashatu’s open ruggedness- perfect for leopard- and Mala Mala’s notoriety on the big cat front you will have access to the best there is to offer on a big cat photo experience. Adding the services of Shem Compion completes the ultimate predator focussed trip you can expect. Being a Premier C4 Photo Safaris tour, there will be only three photographers on this trip.

The intention is to keep the group intimate so that you can get the ultimate tutorship and attention from your professional photographer. Enhancing your experience, improving your images and enjoying the company you are travelling with.

 

 


Itinerary

Day 1 - 5

Mala Mala, South Africa

Meet and greet at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. An Airlink representative will take you to the scheduled flight (early afternoon) to Mala Mala. On arrival at the airstrip at Mala Mala you will be transferred to Mala Mala Main Camp for 4 nights stay.

Mala Mala Game Reserve lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin. The unfenced borders between Mala Mala and the Kruger National Park on one side, and the Sabi Sand Wildtuin on the other allow animals to migrate unhindered to the perennial Sand River which flows north to south through Mala Mala for 20 kilometres (13 miles). This well-preserved wilderness is a “honey-pot” to the most sought-after wildlife species, as well as a host of smaller creatures. Mala Mala’s accommodation is discreet, classic and elegant African opulence.

The ochre-coloured buildings of Mala Mala Main Camp are clustered amid shady trees and manicured lawns overlooking the Sand River. The individually decorated, spacious and comfortable rooms under traditional thatching offer spectacular views of the river and the wild- and bird life that are attracted to the water for refreshment and refuge from the hot African sun. The rooms are equipped with “his-and-hers” bathrooms, 24 hour temperature control, insect proofing, direct dial telephones, a mini-bar and a mini-safe. Despite the comfort offered, Mala Mala retains an authentic bushveld camp atmosphere, where the attention to detail for which Mala Mala is world-famous shines through.

 

Day 5 - 9

Mashatu Lodge, Botswana

After you last game drive and breakfast at Mala Mala you will be taken back to the airstrip for you flight transfer (midday) to Mashatu Game Reserve. A Mashatu representative will meet you at the airstrip and transfer you to Mashatu Main Lodge for your 4 nights stay.

Mashatu Game Reserve is a wholly preserved and untainted wilderness in eastern Botswana, at the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers. The ample plains range from savannah, to riverine forests, marshland, and sandstone outcrops.

Mashatu, “Land of Giants” takes its name from the locally-sacrosanct Mashatu tree and the giants that roam the terrain. As one of the largest private game reserve in southern Africa, Mashatu is, at 25 000 ha (75 000 acres), a fitting setting for the world’s largest land mammal (the elephant) - with the largest herds on privately owned land on earth. Mashatu also provides sanctuary to the world’s tallest mammal (the giraffe); the world’s largest antelope (the eland); the world’s largest bird (the ostrich) and of course, the world’s heaviest flying bird (the kori bustard). Add the lion, the king of the beasts and the iconic baobab - and you have Africa’s Big Seven.

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Day 9

International flight 

After an early morning game and breakfast you will be transferred back to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to O.R. Tambo International Airport, South Africa, in time for your international flights home. This is the end of the safari.

 


Acommodation

Mala Mala Main Camp

Mala Mala Game Reserve is the Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive thriving tract of land produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. Mala Mala Game Reserve is the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), Mala Mala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park, and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Mala Mala Cuisine

South African Cuisine. The breakfasts usually consist of cereals and a hot English breakfast. Buffet lunches are usually light with a variety of salads and always a meat option. Dinners are traditional English affairs usually with a soup starter and freshly baked camp bread. The main course will usually be a roast of sorts, with vegetables. Dessert is usually a simple affair consisting of fruit or a baked pudding.


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Mashatu Cuisine

For the client who is accustomed to luxury, this camp will meet every expectation. 14 luxury suites lie along the camp’s perimeter, and are designed to allow absolute privacy and a communion with the bush and its inhabitants. Each of the air-conditioned suites at Mashatu Main Lodge is tastefully decorated, and includes impressive black and white prints of Africa’s most beautiful animals. A double bed and an extra-large single bed, together with a seating area that includes a single day bed, comfortably accommodates families with younger children.

The ample en-suite bathroom with both bath and shower facilities and a separate W.C. complete the well-appointed suites. This is the ideal camp for the family traveller. A large swimming pool is a focal point where visitors cool down and relax between game activities. The Discovery Room is the portal through which curious visitors get a glimpse of another world – one that existed long before the appearance of man. The animal specimens and relics will fascinate and educate visitors of all ages, as will the resident crocodiles – both great and small.

 

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Flights

Day 1

Meet and pick-up at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Flight transfer to Mala Mala Game Reserve in the early afternoon.

Day 5

Flight transfer to Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana.

Day 9

Depart for your flight transfer to Johannesburg International Airport.



30% deposit confirms your booking
Maximum of 3


The above costs include

  • Pickup and transport for the entire Safari and drop off at your destination.
  • Entrance and accommodation to all reserves.
  • All meals
  • Game activities.
  • The services of our guides.
  • Private Vehicle.

Not included

  • Gratuities to staff and guides.
  • Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks.
  • Extra activities not included.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Travel visas
 

Costs

$13950.00 per person sharing
$17950.00 per single suppliment

Single Suppliment - Booking Deposit 30% Qty $5385.00




Per Person Sharing Booking Deposit - Booking Deposit 30% Qty $4185.00




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