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St. Petersburg, Florida
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Umlani may only be a 3-star lodge, but it provides a 5-star experience not to be missed! I am fortunate to have had many trips to the bush over the years and this was one of my favourite stays in a long time. I travelled with friends who had never been to the bush before and they loved every minute... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your detailed review of Umlani and for mentioning " 5 star experience not to be missed " which is good to hear from an experienced bush visitor. Also happy your game viewing was excellent and that Sinhle did us proud. Sorry it ended to soon and we to hope you come back soon. Best regards... More 

Boulder, CO
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The staff was kind, helpful, and very knowledgeable. We can't wait to go back! Everything from the food, the drives, the rooms, were just perfect. Everyone was eager to help and please, and we felt very safe the whole time!

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1 Thank Dana R
Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review " Perfect Safari " great to hear you cant wait to come back , we would like that hopefully some day soon. all the best Marco More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

My Fiancé and I visited Umlani for 5 amazing days at the end of May 2015. We had never been on a safari before and were very excited about trying something new. We were not disappointed... Umlani was AMAZING! we loved the room - and having no electricity made it feel even more like living in the bush. We stayed... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

wow.....thank you for your lovely review of Umlani . It was good to meet you and I enjoyed having dinner with you to. I'm happy big Amos delivered on the game viewing and also pleased you got to see the mating white Lion. best regards Marco More 

Oregon City, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We spent three nights at Umlani bush camp in the company of outstanding people who made our experience so memorable. The food was great, the guides were amazing and the overall service was excellent. The atmosphere was so relaxing and the safari drives were exiting and never a disappointment. We even spent a night in the tree house, now that's... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani on tripadvisor and for highly recommending us , I was happy to hear Uyaphi organised all your travel arrangements seamlessly . all the best Marco More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We're home again after a four week holiday, the highlight of which was three nights at Umlani Bushcamp. I really didn't want to go but my husband did so I tagged along - very fortunately! It really was the most marvellous experience and I just don't know where to start. We were so lucky to see "The BIg Five" thanks... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Umlani on tripadvisor and for mentioning the details about the way of life in camp. I am happy to hear that you tagged along and then ended up enjoying it as your highlight of your trip. We (the team) appreciate your recommending us to other travelers and it would be wonderful to welcome you back one... More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We absolutely loved Umlani, the wildlife we saw in 4 days was amazing and the people were all fantastic. The food was exceptional. We couldn't wait for our next game drive and wished we could have stayed longer - we will be back! This is not roughing it, even though there is no electricity (other than for charging batteries) the... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful recommendation and review on Tripadvisor . I really like your like your title " best 4 days of our lives " hopefully the Rhino's will reward you on your return visit :) all the best Marco More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My family and friends were there in January. I didn't know what to expect, but once we arrived we felt so welcome by the staff and by nature. The experience will stay in my mind forever, just as my first time in Machu Picchu has withstood the 40 years of memories. It's a mystical experience made possible by the expert... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of Umlani we (the team) are pleased you appreciated your stay with us. And that your experience of Umlani will stay in your mind forever. Its a great honour that you compared it to a visit to Muchu Picchu. I would like to some day visit Muchu Picchu to. All the best Marco More 

Waiheke Island, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I spent three days at Umlani and didn't want to leave!! I loved every minute of it, the game drives, the food, the hospitality, the accommodation, the pools - the wild animals roaming around - it was the experience of a lifetime. Given the opportunity, I'll be back!

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

thank you for your lovely review , good to hear it was the highlight of your trip and that you loved every minute and want to come back. We would love to have you come back for another visit . best regards Marco More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

4 days safari in Umlani was beyond my expectations. Thank you to all the staff for your hospitality. I really enjoyed my all-too-short visit to Umlani. I'm thrilled to had a chance to “sample” your little piece of Africa – something I never dreamed would happen. Your place, people, animals, food … just fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. The... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing Umlani and for highly recommending us to others .I am very pleased you had an unforgettable experience beyond your expectations. We hope to see you back some time soon :) best regards Marco More 

NYC
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

excellent. lovely staff. excellent guides great food perfect rooms treehouse of my dreams hot outdoor showers a light air in an elegant soace miss it already. spend 2 nights here after a nearby retreat. had moments of divine connections with nature and animals.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had some divine connections with animals and nature. all the best Marco More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Umlani Bushcamp, a rustic yet exclusive lodge, accommodates guests in cozy en-suite reed and thatch rondavels. Early morning and evening game drives are in open four wheel drive vehicles accompanied by experienced rangers and trackers offers exceptional game viewing opportunitys. Umlani makes the whole event personalized and specializes in escorted walks into this unspoiled wilderness. Umlani, meaning Place of Rest, was established in 1990 by Marco and Marie-Louise Schiess, in the central section of the Timbavati Nature Reserve, which is part of the greater Kruger National Park. Umlani is the perfect nature lovers choice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Umlani Bushcamp

Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range: $410 - $565 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Umlani Bushcamp 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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Umlani Bushcamp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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