Ngala Tented Camp is chic and romantic and situated in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the renowned Kruger National Park. With exclusive traversing rights over 14 700 hectares (36 323 acres) of Kruger's game-rich wilderness, Ngala offers an extraordinary African wildlife safari experience. Set on the banks of the great seasonal Timbavati River, Ngala Tented Camp was built with a light footprint to minimise impact on the environment.
The area is renowned for Big Five, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino game viewing encounters on game drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles led by expert rangers and Shangaan trackers. Ngala offers both off-road and night game drives affording excellent sightings and photographic opportunities. Discover interesting nocturnal animals on exhilarating, spot lit night game drives. Ngala Tented Camp offers unsurpassed game viewing opportunities of territorial, individually recognisable lion and leopard which are tracked on a daily basis. Cheetah tends to be nomadic but is regularly encountered. Endangered African wild dog can also be seen. Huge herds of buffalo and elephant are frequently seen quenching their thirst at waterholes which also attract white rhino and are favoured by hippo. Impala are the most abundant antelope, with resident wildebeest, greater kudu and steenbok among other common species. The rare Sharpe's grysbok occurs in mopane woodland. Lone elephant bulls and breeding herds are regularly encountered. Honey badger, African civet and small-spotted genet are among the smaller carnivores regularly seen on night game drives. Packs of dwarf mongoose live in large termite mounds.
The name “Motswari" means to conserve or protect in the local Tswana language and it is a promise that the owners strive to keep for every future visitor to Motswari Game Lodge
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