Exclusive Limited Offer: Wildlife Wednesday Guided Walks

Safari Walk
When you join us in the serene setting of Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge, you’re immersed in nature, wherever you are… Whether you’re sitting at our bar or our restaurant looking out onto the Nambiti Valley; in our infinity pool gazing at the horizon or in the egg-shaped baths – nature is all around.

Now, we are taking you closer to the wilderness than ever before, with our Wildlife Wednesday Guided Walks.

If you book to stay over a Wednesday, from now until November 30th, you will be able to experience a complementary Guided Walk into the Nambiti wilderness with one of our experienced Guides, in place of one of the twice-daily Game Drives.

Guided Walk

Although these walks are potentially more dangerous than an Open Vehicle Safari, our Guides undergo extensive training and assessments to ensure our Guests are explicitly safe. During your experience, you should see a variety of game and learn facts about the surrounding wilderness.

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On Guided Walks, water will be provided for you, as they take place between 9am and midday in the hot morning sun. If you are thinking about participating, you should pack a hat, comfortable walking shoes and neutral-coloured clothing like khaki, beige or brown.

Get up close and personal with the wilderness.
Experience the intricacies of nature, like never before, as you’re guided through an ecosystem seldom seen by Safari goers.

THE ULTIMATE SAFARI CHECKLIST

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The first item on your ultimate Safari packing checklist should always be binoculars.

Elephant eyelash

Not only do these assist you in seeing the smaller animals of the wild, but they can
also help you see the pearly whites of lion, or the eyelashes of elephant…

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When you’re out in the wild, it’s always best to blend in. Unfamiliar, bright colours like red or yellow may unnerve some timid wildlife – this is of particular importance on Walking Safari. In the bush, glitz and glamour can be found in nature itself. Make sure you pack comfortable easy-to-wear clothing for walking, and the rugged paths you’re sure to encounter on Open Vehicle Safari.

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Here are some of the less obvious things you may need during your Safari experience…

Ultimate Safari Packing Checklist:
-Binoculars
-Camera
-Sun cream
-Sunglasses
-Sun hat
-Lip Balm
-Khaki/green or beige clothing
-Warm jacket, windbreaker or raincoat
-Long and short sleeved t-shirts
-Shorts for the day
-Socks, gloves and knitted hats for winter
-Long trousers/jeans for the evenings around the campfire
-Swimming costume
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Toothbrush and toothpaste
and don’t forget to pack your passport!

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At Nambiti Hills Private Game Lodge, we like to guarantee that your every Safari requirement is taken care of.

Here are the luxuries you can expect when staying with us:
-Hairdryer
-Mosquito repellent
-Gowns
-Slippers
-Manicure set
-Sewing set
-Shower cap
-Bath foam
-Bath salts
-Shampoo
-Conditioner
-Body wash
-Body lotion
-Animal sighting checklist
-Pens
-Additional blankets
-Game Drive ponchos
-Water bottles for Game Drive
-Tea and coffee station in each suite
-Towels

Now you’re ready for the ultimate Safari.

Celebrating our Wildlife: on World Animal Day and always!

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Annually every 4th of October World Animal Day is celebrated. The message to everyone, on this day is simple, yet vital: to help make this world a sustainable and fertile place for all animals. Each and every one of us can make a difference! We at Nambiti Hills, urge you all to get involved and show your care and concern for the future of all animals.

At Nambiti Hills, we think every day should be about animal awareness. It’s no secret that the lives of animals, both domestic and wild, are hugely affected by our simple, and sometimes selfish human actions. Whether it be the development of towns and cities, agriculture and farming or even hunting; we need to be conscious of the fact that what we do can affect the helpless lives of others. Hence the reason for a day dedicated solely to the well-being of animals.

There are other days linked to animals, such as World Wildlife Day on the 3rd of March – but World Animal Day gives us an opportunity to embrace ALL animals and their unique concerns, in every corner of the world. So whether you’re hosting a rally or a fundraiser to create awareness or raise money, or simply paying extra attention to your pets; the 4th of October is the day to do it on. But then again, we should be doing that every day!

With 20 Elephants, over 300 Zebra, more than 1000 Wildebeest, 7 Leopard, over 800 Kudu and Eland and numerous birds and smaller animals… our wildlife are our daily priority, our pride and glory. Everything we do is with them in mind. Their health, their well-being, their peaceful existence on this beautiful landscape. It’s what makes our “jobs” so rewarding. And that we get to share it with like-minded guests on a daily basis… well, that’s first prize!

So in honour of World Animal Day, we will continue to do as we do every day; love, appreciate and respect not only the beautiful wildlife that graces our reserve but all the animals out there that have a special place in the world. We hope that you will do the same.

Here’s to all the animals, big and small!
Ranger Iris.

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Photographer: Iris Thiriaux

Magical Moments

Beautiful sunsets and close encounters of our favourite kind; wild sightings, proud posers and intimate moments caught on camera. These are just some of the wonderful things that we were lucky enough to sight see this month. While every day here at Nambiti Hills Private Game Reserve is different, the feelings we get are the same: wonder, awe and a sense of pride to be a part of the African wildlife magic.

Game Drive
Feeling friendly? This beastly giant surely was, as lucky guests got to get up close and personal, from the safety of the game viewer. A moment that will take your breath away!

Lioness and Cub
An intimate and precious moment shared between a lioness and her cub.

Vultures
Arguably the best part of the day, when the heat rises off the land and a calm sets in. Time for sundowners and some game spotting.

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From dusk to dawn, and all things wild and wonderful in-between.

Gemsbok
What a gem! This gallant gemsbok stood his ground on the side of the road as the game viewer drove past with excited guests.

Up Close and Personal Wildlife Moments

Another hot, adventure-filled month has come and gone, and as the year draws to an end, we’re always filled with feelings of gratitude as we look back at some of the magic of Nambiti Hills. Being a ranger means we get to interact with enthused wildlife fanatics from around the world on a daily basis: that’s you, our guests! PLUS… we get to show off our wild back yard filled with some of our most favourite animals.

Here’s a recap of this month’s adventures with some up close and personal moments.

Rock Python
Up close and personal… is not really something you want to be when you come across this Rock Python. Thank heavens for a super-sized zoom lens that allowed us to capture this intimate shot.

Elephant Feet
Those toenails! Somebody needs to take a trip to our magical Zolile Spa for an African Revitalising Foot Ritual.

Kudu
Is it a tree? Is it a branch? No… it’s a beautifully silhouetted portrait of a Kudu ; weary of our presence and on the look out for danger.

Bird of Prey
Soaring high up in the cloudy skies on an impressive wing span, this over-sized bird of prey almost goes unnoticed.

Elephant Tusk
The iconic simplicity of a tusk and wrinkled skin. You can’t see it in its entirety, but you know what it is!

Ranger: Iris