Umkumbe Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the seasonal Sand River, perfectly situated in one of the best big five game viewing destinations in Africa.
A five-day safari in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, with luxury lodging under canvas tents at Umkumbe Bush Lodge, provides the ideal glamping experience and enough time to completely rewind.
The Umkumbe Bush Lodge is nestled beneath a canopy of indigenous trees. This luxury tented camp, the reserve’s first of its kind, offers all of the creature comforts of home, but with a luxurious twist.
Two daily game drives are included in a safari stay at Umkumbe Bush Lodge. A scenic coffee stop may be included in the morning safari, and a classic safari sundowner and snacks may be included in the afternoon drive.
Umkumbe’s main lodge overlooks a patch of open savanna, a wooded thicket, and a winding drainage line that eventually empties into the seasonal Sand River. Visitors can explore the outdoors and look for games in their spare time between excursions and meals. Guests regularly see elephants, hippos, buffalo, and antelope grazing in the river bed.
Elegant tent suites with plenty of space are located in the middle of a forest on their own elevated wooden decks and are all named after trees native to the area. This luxurious lodge has nine suites, four of which are basic, one of which is luxury, and four of which are outstanding. Each luxury tent has a balcony and includes everything you need for a relaxing safari vacation.
A private sitting area on a raised wooden terrace, a tea/coffee station, a standing fan, air conditioning, a baggage stand, a hair dryer, a mosquito net, a safe, bathroom amenities, and the option to convert the beds from twin to double are all included in the suite.
The Superior Tented Suites are private, secluded rooms with a King bed, a sleeper sofa, and the option of an extra single bed for children. A shower in the backyard, a bath, and separate vanities for couples are also available. Two adults and up to three children can comfortably stay here.
The luxurious Leadwood Tent provides complete seclusion and includes a King bed and sofa bed. A separate soaking tub, his and her vanities, and an outside shower are also included. One child can live with his or her parents.
The regular tents are all stylish and spacious, with elevated wooden decks and natural settings among the trees. The room has a king-size bed that can be split into two twin beds and a bathroom with only a shower. Each tent can only accommodate two people.
Breakfast and lunch will be served alfresco at the main lodge, and supper will be served in the boma area around a blazing fire, depending on the weather.
Collection and Drop off
For this package, Kruger Safari Company Tours and its service providers provide affordable private transfers. Guests are picked up from any Johannesburg hotel or address between 7:00 and 7:30. Guests are dropped off at their hotel or address as arranged or at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport around 17:00.
Remember that if you intend to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the final day of your safari tour, we recommend booking a domestic flight no earlier than 19:30 and an international flight no earlier than 21:00.
For the transfer to the Lowveld, we come to pick you up from your hotel in Johannesburg shortly after 7:00 in the morning.
It will take you several hours to get to Sabi Sands, and you will make stops along the way for lunch and refreshments (at your own cost).
You will arrive at your destination in time for an open vehicle safari drive in the late afternoon, and afterward, you will enjoy your first dinner beneath the African night sky.
The night is spent in your comfortable tent at the lodge and your package includes dinner.
Following an early wake-up call each morning, there will be time for tea or coffee and rusks before departing for a morning open vehicle safari drive.
After enjoying more game sightings and sunrise, you will return for breakfast at the lodge.
You will have ample time for relaxing and armchair game-watching from your veranda.
In the afternoon, you will leave again for your afternoon open-vehicle safari drive.
Dinner is served back at the lodge.
The nights are spent in your comfortable tent and your package includes hot beverages and rusks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
On your last day in the park, you wake up early again and depart on an open vehicle morning safari drive. After breakfast, it is time to hit the road again for your transfer back to Johannesburg.
You should arrive in Johannesburg between 17:00 and 17:30.
Your package includes hot beverages and rusks, breakfast, and your transfer.