Although there are many things to love about a winter safari, there are some truly special creatures that only make an appearance during the warm and wet summer months. In this week's blog article, Elly tells us about some of her favourite summertime sightings so that you can keep an eye out for them on your next safari!
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Klaserie Sands Safari Trails offers an authentic and bespoke safari experience in the renowned Greater Kruger National Park. Perfectly blending serenity, luxury and adventure, this beautifully-appointed tented camp offers guests a deep and rich immersion in untouched nature. Built into the banks of a riverbed, Klaserie Sands Safari Trails features a private chef, refreshing plunge pool, open-air dining areas as well as a tailormade safari itinerary.
Klaserie Sands Safari Trails affords guests the luxury of safari experiences tailormade to their personal preferences. Given the exclusivity of the camp, guests can choose between a variety of activities on offer including game drives, walking trails, photography safaris, bird-watching, tracking and bush-dining.
Very often, we consider the relationships that animals share with each other but do not credit plants for the important role they play in their broader ecosystem. The Leopard orchid is a plant that shares numerous special relationships with other organisms in its environment, making it a wonderful example of the interconnectedness of the natural world. As a favourite of our guides, and a flower that we are lucky to spot on...
Last year, our team and our guests had the unique opportunity to take part in two dehorning operations alongside wildlife veterinarians, pilots and key members of the reserve’s conservation and management teams. The following is Elly's recount of the incredible, hands-on experience in which the team got up-close-and-personal with one of the Klaserie's most iconic and threatened animals.
As one of the famous 'Big Five', rhinos commonly feature on a safari goer's wish-list. However, these prehistoric giants are becoming harder and harder to find with each passing year. Having wandered the plains of Africa for millenia, rhinos are now experiencing a dramatic decline in numbers like never before. Here, guide Elly explains how to tell the difference between black and white rhinos, why they are so endangered and what you...
For me, one of the most interesting things in nature is symbiosis - two separate organisms that have adapted to each other and are now benefiting each other. They're working together and this is known as mutualism, it's a win-win situation. The first example that comes to mind is often the oxpecker and the rhino, but have you heard about the warthog and the mongoose? Or perhaps the ant and the Acacia...
Spectacular setting, unique wildlife experience We had an absolutely wonderful experience at Klaserie Sands. The camp is in a uniquely remote setting overlooking a dry riverbed with beautiful big trees. It feels completely wild. At the same time we were treated to such special luxurious touches - afternoons lounging next to the plunge pool, early mornings with hot coffee and just the sound of birds chirruping awake, a gin... Read More
A seamless African Experience The team at Klaserie made their work look effortless and created a unique experience for us at their beautiful lodge. This was my first time trail walking and coupled with the beautiful sightings we were privileged to see on wheels, the extensive knowlege of the guides and simple and well-planned comfort at the lodge, this has raised expectations and appreciation of what an experience in... Read More
A Gem Covid has shown us that all is not bad, it has made us stop once again and look for the little gems .........there are a plenty in this country - Klaserie Sands Safari Trails is not only a gem, but a diamond. A warm welcome awaits you as you leave the game viewing vehicle and you just sense that this is going to be one of those... Read More
Emmi & Family
"As a couple who have traveled extensively and enjoyed many Bush experiences we arrive to "Wow" We arrived to a great reception by professional smiling staff. After a walk around the camp we were taken to our luxury tent. During our delicious lunch we were briefed for our afternoon walk.Our first of a kind bush walk with Matt and Ellie, both with extreme knowledge and passion made us feel... Read More