Do you have a bucket list, your secret or not so secret list of things that you absolutely long to do during your lifetime? The things to accomplish, the places to visit, the people to meet! For many people it is visiting Africa, taking a walk on the wild side and seeing animals roaming free in their natural environment.
For various good reasons Sabi Sabi is at the very top of many a Bucket List. There is the indescribable excitement of getting ever so close to Africa’s Big 5 from the seat of an open safari vehicle. To have the chance of being near enough to actually smell the animals; to listen quietly in awe as you watch them stalk, hunt or even just munch on the grasses in the unfenced and unspoiled bushveld. Every sense is brought to life on this exclusive private reserve.
In a world of cell-phones, internet, social media – it is almost impossible to tune out the constant buzz. But at Sabi Sabi a tweet means a bird is calling, a lion’s roar or frog’s croak is not an interesting ringtone. Here the soul calms down and an unexpected connectedness takes over – a connection to the earth, to nature, to our planet.
Nothing quite matches the feeling of exhilaration on seeing one of Africa’s legendary ‘Big 5’ up close and personal for the first time. The sheer size of an elephant in relation to oneself, the bulk and power of the threatened rhino, the grace of a solitary leopard, the ferocity and single-mindedness of a hungry lion chasing its prey, or the deceptively docile looking, yet dangerous, buffalo. When confronted by the Big 5 in their home territory, one finally understands why they earned a reputation of being the 5 most dangerous animals to track and hunt on foot. One of the reasons that guests have the opportunity of getting so close to these beautiful creatures is that Hunting in the Sabi Sand Reserve was banned decades ago, so they don’t consider safari vehicles a threat to their safety. The extremely well-trained rangers also control animal sightings very carefully so as never to put any stress on any species.
Sabi Sabi is blessed with a wonderful temperate climate. Any time of year is a good time to visit the lodges. The African skies are vast – with miles and miles of clear blue, warm sunshine, brilliant stars and moonlight, as well as the occasional intense, dramatic thunderstorm – more reasons to visit and tick that Bucket List box.
And finally, there is Sabi Sabi’s world renowned brand of genuine African hospitality, the sincere desire to offer exceptional service, the attention to detail and the friendliness of a happy team. From the gentle Shangaan greetings each morning to the perfectly poured pre-dawn coffee; from the hand baked delicacies at high tea to the charmingly turned down linen at bedtime; from the expert guiding team on safari to the mouth-watering gourmet meals. Everything is designed to make a stay “Bucket List worthy”.
To make this visit a reality, Sabi Sabi has just launched their brand new 3 night fly in return and one way packages for 2017. These great value offers are an almost door-to-door service, with daily flights with Federal Air from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) directly to Sabi Sabi’s private airstrip. Click here to obtain further information.
We have pleasure introducing you to Rob Lubisi – our Food & Beverage Manager at Bush Lodge. Rob rarely forgets a face or name and his affable and capable manner makes him one of Sabi Sabi’s favourite stalwarts.