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Samara Private Game Reserve: Karoo Lodge

Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 991

Escape on safari to award winning Samara Private Game Reserve. Offering a Big 5 safari in an intimate setting, Samara is a family-run passion project with conservation at its heart. Cheetahs are the star, and you'll have the unique chance to track them on foot, but don't miss the other wildlife as you explore.


Spend 4 days exploring one of South Africa’s premiere private game reserves, Samara, with a unique opportunity to track a wild cheetah. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives, keeping an eye out for lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and more. Cheetahs are a particular draw at Samara, which offers you the unique opportunity to track these majestic cats on foot. Though the animals run wild throughout the reserve, each cheetah has its own radio collar allowing tracking through the terrain, though your guide may also use traditional methods such as looking for scratch marks on a tree trunk. You may wish to enjoy a bush ‘braai’ one evening for dinner before returning to Port Elizabeth.


 

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Duration
4 Days
Prices From:
US$ 991

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Day 1

Port Elizabeth to Samara Private Game Reserve

Transfer by road from Port Elizabeth to the Samara Private Game Reserve.

Spanning 70,000 acres of malaria-free wilderness in the Eastern Cape, award-winning Samara offers a Big Five safari. Consisting of 11 former livestock farms assembled since 1997, Samara’s vision is nothing less than the rehabilitation of an entire landscape in the Great Karoo, South Africa’s magical heartland. Key to the Samara experience is the concept of co-creation, where every guest plays a role in safeguarding the landscape in perpetuity.

On arrival at the Karoo Lodge your South Africa Safari begins. Check in and time permitting spend a few hours at leisure. This afternoon, depart on a safari drive in an open Land Rover with your game ranger. Your ranger is your host for the duration of your stay and they will take care of your every need whilst sharing their intimate knowledge of the wild. Sipping sundowners under an African sky somehow "finishes off" the whole day's experience.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Samara Private Game Reserve Karoo Lodge

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    Samara Private Game Reserve Karoo Lodge



    Consisting of 11 former livestock farms assembled since 1997, Samara's vision is nothing less than the rehabilitation of an entire landscape in the Great Karoo, South Africa's magical heartland. Key to the Samara experience is the concept of co-creation, where every guest plays a role ...

    Consisting of 11 former livestock farms assembled since 1997, Samara's vision is nothing less than the rehabilitation of an entire landscape in the Great Karoo, South Africa's magical heartland. Key to the Samara experience is the concept of co-creation, where every guest plays a role in safeguarding the landscape in perpetuity.

    The landscape itself is unique - an unexpected and diverse semi-arid paradise of mountains and grasslands, where thousands of wild animals, from cheetah to elephant to springbok, roam once more. A total of 26 guests at any one time are invited to join this conservation journey, a guest-to-land ratio almost unparalleled in Africa.

    Facilities

    • Daily Housekeeping
    • Laundry facilities
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • Terrace

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Days 2 & 3

Samara Private Game Reserve

Up at dawn for your early morning game drive! Of course, the less energetic are welcome to sleep late! Search out a multitude of animals including lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard and cheetah, together with a wealth of antelope and birds interacting in their natural environment.

Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, relax around the pool or talk with your ranger and mingle with the guests.

One of the highlights of a stay at Samara is the opportunity to track wild cheetah on foot. Thanks to a number of calm individuals, starting with the famous Sibella, you have the unrivalled opportuinity for wild cheetah viewing. Several of Samara's cheetahs have radio collars so that they can be tracked. This is essential given the type of terrain they live in - from hunting in the thicket adjoining the rivers to giving birth on steep mountain slopes. Depending on the vegetation, your guide will also point out the signs of a cheetah’s presence - from tracks to dung to scratch marks on a tree trunk.

Your afternoon game drive takes you well into the evening. Return to your lodge for another sumptuous dinner. Weather permitting you may enjoy a bush 'braai' at a surprise venue!

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Samara Private Game Reserve to Port Elizabeth

This morning time permitting you depart on the final game drive of your South Africa safari with the hope of spotting that extra special sighting. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart by road for Port Elizabeth in time for your flight to the next stop on your South Africa vacation.

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Return road transfers from Port Elizabeth
  • Meals as indicated & snacks
  • Game drives in open 4-wheel drive safari vehicles with an experienced ranger
  • Nature walks

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Bar purchases
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Telecommunication costs
  • Entrance fees

OTHER INFORMATION:

We can arrange transfers to and from other lodges or cities to extend your South African vacation. You may also wish to take a charter flight directly into the private game reserve.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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