Best African Safaris: Sabi Sands


One of the most popular and best safaris in Africa can be had at Sabi Sand, a 65 000 hectare (153 000 acre) wildlife sanctuary that forms part of the Greater Kruger game preservation area. Sabi Sand shares a common 50km (31 mile) unfenced eastern boundary with the world famous Kruger National Park. No fences exist within this area and animals are free to roam unhindered through the enormous conservancy with habitat types ranging from riverine thicket to open savannah.

Two perennial rivers supply the game reserve with a valuable water source. The Sand River flows through the reserve for 50km (31 miles) from northwest to southeast whilst the Sabie River flows on the southern boundary. The sustenance of these rivers ensures that this area enjoys one of the highest and most bio-diverse wildlife populations of any area in Africa. Over two hundred different species occur in abundance whilst the ever-changing bird life provides even the most experienced ornithologist with rare finds. Such is the environment that the wildlife, save for the migratory birds, remain in their territories all year round.

A selection of luxury safari camps and lodges located within Sabi Sand offer discerning visitors a fully inclusive luxury safari. Only guests at these lodges may enjoy game drives in Sabi Sand, and the various lodges have different "traversing rights" within the reserve, thus ensuring exclusivity and a more intimate safari experience.

All Sabi Sand lodges and camps offer:

  • Day and night game drives conducted in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles
  • Bush walks with knowledgeable trackers and guides, whose local insight will enhance your safari experience immeasurably
  • All meals
  • Comfortable, and in some cases, ridiculously luxurious, accommodation

Lodge and camp styles and prices vary considerably.

Contact us to create your personalised safari vacation package on one of the best safaris in Africa at Sabi Sand.


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