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Kambaku Safari Lodge

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The experience we had at Kambaku Safari Lodge was unparalleled! Evan and Albert showed us animals in the wild some will NEVER see in a lifetime. If you want the chance to see the "Ghosts (2) of Timbavati" i.e. the only wild White Lions in the world, Kambaku is the only place to stay! Not only did we seen the... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such an excellent experience at Kambaku Safari Lodge!! The staff were amazing! So knowledgeable and passionate! Loved it there and would return in a heart beat! The game drives were awesome, we got to see so many different animals and up close! The topography there allows them to drive easy thru the bush, where as another lodge I went to... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our 3rd stay at Kambaku, our first under the new ownership. Having had great experiences in the past with the Mannings and their great staff, we were interested to see what changes were made. The lodge was as we expected, and the staff was top notch. Rangers Evan and Gideon provided another exciting adventure in the bush, and... More 

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your fantastic review and it is great to hear that we provided the welcome and service that you had experienced in the past. Even nicer that you felt that we are still able to give you that personalised and special experience that you have had in the past. Of course we would love to see you again... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our three days at the Kambaku lodge were amazing. We travelled with our two boys, and from the minute we arrived, we were given a warm welcome. JJ was our ranger and was just so much fun. To quote my 10 year old, "Mom, JJ is just the best guide we have ever had and I don't want to leave... More 

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Wow - what a wonderful review and I will certainly pass on your comments to JJ and the rest of the team. I am delighted that we were able to give you such a fantastic first time safari experience - I hope there will be many more! We would love to see you again and show you that what you... More 

Byron Bay, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I start from the moment we arrived. Wonderful,friendly staff. Under the direction of David, who was so happy to impart much knowledge of the area & animals. Gideon and Eric were our ranger and tracker , so friendly and informative due to having many years in the industry. We saw the Big Five ! The food and accomadation... More 

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your glowing review on all the aspects of your stay with us that made it so memorable. The Kambaku Team really appreciate any recognition that they are making significant contributions to guests satisfaction and of course even better when those same guests return! We would love to see you again Kind regards David - on behalf of... More 

Moutfort, Luxembourg
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many thanks to all the staff of the lodge for an amazing stay. Everbody of the team made our stay special: our perfect ranger JJ and. the tracker Reno, the fantastic manger David and everybody else of team. We will be back for sure. And a special hello goes to Jimmy, hopefully he is all well.

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

many thanks for your review - we had so many laughs with your family and you were missed when you left. Two days is just not long enough! Jimmy is well and came out of hiding after you left..... Am glad that you mentioned that the team had made your stay special as it is indeed a big team effort... More 

Weert, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived till the day we left everything was excellent. Very nice and clean lodges, super staff and great food. The lodges were big, clean and luxery. Really no complaints at all. Twice a day a very well organized game drive, bush diners, sundowners with soft drinks and wine. A great place to discover the wild!

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - it was a pleasure hosting your party of 11 - and we are delighted that you had 'the perfect' stay with us. We would love to see you all back in the future. Kind regards David - on behalf of the Kambaku Team More 

Copenhagen Region, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 5 nights at Kambaku Safari Lodge and I really love this place. All staff are so helpful and willing to go "the extra mile" to ensure that you feel part of the family... An abundance of knowledge with regard to the wildlife and so nice to see the professionalism of the guides and trackers while on game drives...... More 

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you recognised that we like to go 'the extra mile' to make sure that all of our guests have a memorable experience - in a good way - when they stay with us. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us especially as you stayed for 5 days... More 

Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kambaku offered great hospitality and were willing to accommodate the different needs of different guests. We had excellent game drives with a friendly and knowledgeable ranger. Meals were tasty and plentiful. This is a standout among the several different properties we have visited!

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - it is always appreciated when our guests take the trouble to give us feedback. Thanks also for your comment that Kambaku Safari Lodge 'is a standout' compared to other properties - our staff work hard to make sure that all guests are treated as individuals and not just a commodity - we always strive... More 

Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent lodge offering superior comfort in the midst of bushes. Very warm and friendly staff, led by David, excited us with fabulous stay arrangeents and gourmet dishes. The game drives were ultimate in terms of variety of animals to watch, quality information about their behavior that we got from our Ranger - Evan throughout our stay. The Tracker - Alby... More 

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Kambaku2007, Manager at Kambaku Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review - greatly appreciated. We are delighted that you had 'an unforgettable experience' and that Evan and Albert were able to show you many things that there is to learn about the bush rather than moving from one animal sighting to another! It is however always a thrill to see lions so we are delighted that... More 

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