Claudia Schnell Safaris, South Africa

Claudia Schnell Safaris offers the chance to explore the African bush at dawn, with the calls of lions, hyenas, zebras and birds ringing in the air. Tuesday, 13 June

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Claudia Schnell Safaris offers the chance to explore the African bush at dawn, with the calls of lions, hyenas, zebras and birds ringing in the air. Travellers can embark on an exceptional and exclusive safari with Claudia Schnell, and experience wildlife first-hand in a private game reserve in South Africa.

Guests can tailor-make their own trip by choosing from a variety of unforgettable safari adventures that include essential knowledge about the African bush and its wildlife. Claudia and her partner Robin teach visitors about ecology and conservation, animals and plants, birds and insects. Guests learn how to interpret tracks and other signs of the wild in the most exciting classroom on the planet: the African bush. What’s more, safaris can be enjoyed in English, German or French, depending on guests’ preferences. The goal is for visitors to rediscover their senses and enrich their lives.

Claudia Schnell offers her unique safaris in an exclusive lodge, situated in a private nature reserve close to the small town of Hoedspruit — a stone’s throw from Kruger National Park. Nestled between spectacular countryside and remote wilderness, this 64,250-acre game reserve is home to the Big Five and endangered wild dogs.

The lodge itself offers five luxurious thatched chalets, each with its own bathroom and extra outdoor shower and private terrace. Stunning views over the open plains surrounding the lodge ensure a unique experience and the water hole (illuminated at night) provides even more opportunities for excellent wildlife photography.

The impressive kitchen here was the inspiration behind the lodge’s Gourmet-Safari, which gives guests the chance to experience exceptional South African and international cuisine while on safari. Health and wellbeing are also high on the list of priorities for Claudia and her team, with guests who sign up for the Body & Soul Safari choosing from a range of yoga and Pilates sessions.

This is an incredible escape into awe-inspiring African bush for memorable wildlife encounters and glimpses of the glittering night sky, with knowledge, passion and a commitment to the individual needs of guests at the heart of the Claudia Schnell Safaris experience.

Need to know

Key facilities

• Five en suite, air-conditioned chalets
• En suite bathrooms with inside/outside shower
• Swimming pool
• Game-viewing deck

Key activities

• Bushlover-Safari, with professional guided game drives and bush walks
• Gourmet-Safari, with cooking classes
• Body & Soul Safari, with fitness sessions

Contact

T: +27 76 802 0480
E: africa@claudiaschnell.com
claudiaschnell.com

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