Only for readers of Quote Magazine, Koro River Camp offers the following special for visiting this unique and magnificent location:
Stay for 4 nights / 5 days and participate in our unique predator tracking experience. Under the strict control of an experienced tracker, guide and our research coordinator from the University of Wageningen you will spend an exhilarating time driving and hiking through the bush. We will show you how the spotted hyena hunts and lives and if lucky we might even run into the highly elusive brown hyena. But we will also follow the leopards as they live and hunt in the same areas as the hyenas, and naturally show you the famous herds of the Tuli elephants, zebras, wildebeest and elands.
Day 1 - Sink in
Transfer from Johannesburg (South Africa) to Koro River Camp in Botswana. You will arrive around 14.00 at Koro River Camp and we have scheduled a relaxed afternoon allowing you to recover from your travels and let the new impressions sink in. High Tea will be served at 15.30 and around 17.00 we will take you for a short Game Drive and relaxing sundowners whilst you see the sun set over our vast landscape. Dinner will be served around 19.00 at our main deck overlooking the mighty Limpopo River whilst the fires in our boma are burning. Whenever you're ready our staff will accompany you to your master bedroom suite, where you retire for the night.
Day 2 - First introduction
We start at 7.30 with breakfast and after breakfast our research coordinator will introduce you to his team of guides and trackers and give you the background of our research and predator programs.
Around 9.00 you will be taken on your first drive through part of the Kwa Tuli Private Game Reserve. This is done to give you an opportunity to acclimatize and familiarize yourselves with our geography. During this game drive you will be served coffee and light snacks. We will be back in the camp around 11.30. Until 15.30 when we serve High Tea, you have time to relax and enjoy our surroundings, dose in your hammock or cool down in your private plunge pool. Around 16.30 we will go on a long afternoon game drive and see what we can spot on animal activity. During this game drive we have sundowners at a spectacular spot where you can see the sun go under and The Milky Way rise!
Dinner will be served at 19.00 again. You can retire for the night at your own leisure but one of our staff will accompany you back to your master bedroom suite.
Day 3 - Early start
The day starts early! A miniature breakfast with coffee/tea, yoghurt, muffins and cereal/fruit is ready for you but latest at 4.45 we will start with a short drive until we pick up the first hyena or leopard tracks. Depending on the situation we either start following them with the game viewer or on foot. We track until we find them or can confirm that they retired into their dens.
As we can not give you a time for this we serve breakfast, coffee and refreshment somewhere in camp or en-route in the bush! We make sure to be back in camp by 12.00 so you can relax again during the warmest hours of the day. Our normal High Tea is served around 15.30 unless we feel we have an opportunity to see or find something special in the bush; in that case we will leave around 15.30 for a drive or a walk. Dinner will be served around 19.00 unless.... we have reasons to go out again, or stay out because we have found some of our elusive night creatures (also hyenas and leopard) such as aardvark, jackal, porcupine or bat eared foxes. Our dinner times are therefore flexible!
Again you can retire for the night after dinner at your leisure and our staff will accompany you again to your master bedroom suite.
Day 4 - A big surprise
This day is mostly the same routine as day 3 but the program will be mostly determined by what we discovered the previous day.
Day 5 - Last day
This is a relaxed morning as you unfortunately will have to travel back to Johannesburg. We will serve you breakfast at 8.30 and our research coordinator will summarize what you have experienced in the previous days. You can relax and do some shopping at our Camp Shop. At 12.00 the transfer back to Johannesburg will be ready for departure.
Optional extra day - More awesomeness
Tracking and following of predators is always exciting and very often we wish we don't have to go back to camp but stay out in the bush. Special for the not so faint hearted we can extend our program with one extra day whereby you will sleep (under guidance) under the stars in one of our "hides". This will bring you even closer to nature than sleeping in our master bedroom tents. This will then be done on Day 3.
Offer for Quote readers - High-end luxury private safari
|Price per person
for Quote readers*
* This includes all meals, drives, wines, beers and soft drinks. It does not include flights, transfers and tips.
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Transfers from Johannesburg to Koro River Camp v.v. can be arranged but the costs vary depending on the amount of guests travelling together. For two guests this is on average R 7.500 one way.
We also gladly arrange a private airplane charter from Johannesburg to Koro River Camp and back via our flight charter partners. Costs vary again depending on the amount of guests but on average are US $ 1.200 return.
All offers are subject to availability of accommodation and our program is subject to and depending on weather conditions and animal behaviour.