Your private and exclusive bush lodge elevated on stilts in pristine African bushveld in Botswana

Your private and exclusive bush lodge elevated on stilts in pristine African bushveld in Botswana

Book your 6 night family stay or corporate think-tank at Nitani Lodge now.

Self drive or fly-in.

6 nights for 10 people in 5 luxury suites – each with its own plunge pool. Pricing is structured for either self-catering or full board. Please advise your preference on the form below.

The full board option includes a full staff compliment, experienced bush guide and a private chef. Availability excludes Easter weekends which are permanently booked.

The lodge is hidden amongst the riverine trees along the Majali river and is built on stilts to allow animals to move freely and undisturbed under the buildings.

Nitani’s environment is increasingly rare – an unspoilt wilderness where human impact has been minimised through careful architecture and environmentally friendly technology.

 

 

 

 

About the Botswana Tuli Block region

The greater Tuli region in Botswana, which encompasses the Northern Tuli Game Reserve, is bordered by the Motloutse, the Shashe and Limpopo rivers in the north-eastern corner of Botswana and the south-western part of Zimbabwe.

The lodge is tucked into the greenery on the banks of the Majali River – a quiet mecca in the middle of the wild. The entire lodge, incorporating five luxury bedroom suites, is of timber construction – built on elevated on stilts two metres above the earth, enabling elephant to browse almost within touching distance. Lengthy walkways meander between the suites and the centralised facilities. The entire camp was designed for optimum appreciation of the bush – not a single tree was cut down in the process). Solar power and generator provide the electricity for the camp.

The wildlife experience within the reserve is also vast, with admirable populations of Elephant, Leopard, Eland, Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and Wildebeest and occasional sightings of Lion and Cheetah. The bird-life is astounding, with more than 350 recorded species. On night drives, one can often see African Wildcat, Spotted Hyena, Black Backed Jackal and a host of other small nocturnal animals.

Nitani operates on a superior service ethic, with sufficient staff to cater to every guests’ need – where privacy is sacrosanct, making Nitani a private Eden.

Nitani Game Reserve is easily accessible via road, scheduled flight or private charter service.

2BWild Safaris will manage all your bookings, including 4×4 vehicle hire and/or fly-in arrangement and transfers to the lodge.

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Due to high demand early booking is essential – at least 12 months prior.

Kill skill – lions on the prowl in Pilanesberg

Kill Skill – lions on the prowl in Pilanesberg

Panthera leo – the African Lion – demonstrates its enormous power and kill skill

By John Thomé

Whilst on a recent visit to the internationally renowned Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa, a Big Five reserve, Viv and I from 2BWild Safaris were thrilled to witness a lifetime experience – a lion kill – which unfolded right before our very eyes.

The scenario

A small pride of lion ambled listlessly towards Mankwe Dam in Pilanesberg at around 7:30am  this hot summer morning for a pre-snooze drink. We were fortunate enough to spot them – two large males, four cubs and two lionesses – with one of the lionesses leading by a few hundred metres.

We decided to stay abreast of the lioness as the gravel road ran parallel to her path, adjacent to the shoreline of the Mankwe dam. She wasn’t really in hunting mode, simply checking out the environment ahead of the pride. A fresh breeze was blowing from our right to left, straight towards her. Suddenly her ears flattened and she crouched down, the length of her body hugging the ground.

The reason? A small herd of about 20 Wildebeest were grazing some 200 meters away when something spooked them and they set off at a quick trot – directly towards the crouching lioness – quite oblivious of her presence.

We were astounded and couldn’t believe this was happening. The lead Wildebeest only saw the lioness when almost on top of her and veered off in panic, as did the rest of the herd.

The kill

But it was too late. The lioness announced her presence – standing up bear-like on her hind legs, and at full stretch – then gave chase at breath-taking speed. Running towards us now one Wildebeest made her desperate and vain attempt to escape. But the lioness powered forward and in clouds of dust launched onto the Wildebeest and pulled her down, the muscles of her immensely strong “forearm” visible as the pair crashed to the ground – the Wildebeest landing partially on top of the Lioness.

Throughout these few seconds I had both eyes open, monitoring the animals’ progress whilst simultaneously following the action on my Nikon DSLR, which was firing away madly at 5 frames per second !!!

And this sequence (13 of about 180 images!) is the result!

 

2BWild Southern Africa Personalised Short Tours 2016

2BWild Southern Africa Personalised Tours 2016

The perfect top or tail to your business trip, conference, or family visit.

Sun City
Sun City

This range of specialised and personalised guided tours is designed to complement your business trip, conference or family visit to Southern Africa, enabling you and your colleagues, guests to make the most of your stay – providing the perfect top or tail to your visit.

Cradle of Humankind
Cradle of Humankind

From short half-day or one-day city, nature and cultural tours, to three- and seven-day guided tours in Big Five reserves or regions of interest, 2BWild SouthernAfrica-PersonalisedTours offers you an unforgettable African experience.

 

Your tour guides, as you expect, are qualified and experienced and will provide you with the comprehensive and detailed background and history of the area.

As importantly, their expertise and knowledge of Southern Africa’s abundant flora and fauna and diverse cultures is extensive.

Blyde River Canyon
Blyde River Canyon

All bookings, transport and transfers are catered for and built around your travel and business itinerary, to your specific needs.

To book, simply select the tour of your choice below and email your dates required to us at viv.2bwildsafaris@outlook.com, and we will respond with detailed recommendations and prices.

Half day tour   One day tour   Three day tour   Seven day tour

Remember, we also offer personalised safaris and tours of any duration – from Cape Town to Kenya – while you are in Africa.

 

We look forward to making your wildest dreams come true!