Luxury Mala Mala safari – MalaMala Game Reserve is the safari industry’s blueprint for the luxury photographic safari. In existence since 1927, this massive, thriving tract of land offers the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserves in South Africa. It covers 13 300ha (33 000 acres), shares a 19km (12 mile) unfenced boundary with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the Kruger and the Sabi Sand Reserve.
Catering to those with deep pockets and also for those who are looking for a more tranquil stay, Mala mala game reserve offers some of the most reliable leopard watching in Africa. Situated within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mala Mala boast exclusive traversing rights over 130 sq km (50 sq miles) of prime wildlife territory. The major experiential difference with the Kruger is that game drives here take place in 4×4 vehicles with knowledgeable guides who can take you off-road for special sightings. This means that you are not only more likely to see more game, but that you also get to learn about animal behaviour and how different species integrate into their environment. Mala Mala offers some of the most exclusive wildlife experiences in the region, as well as upscale accommodation at three camp locations complete with pools, spas and tennis courts.
MalaMala offers superb viewing of all large safari animals, especially the Big Five. Lion, cheetah and leopard are easily seen, and off-road driving in open vehicles assures that sightings are of the highest quality. MalaMala is part of the Greater Kruger ecosystem, which makes for a very authentic wildlife experience.
The best wildlife viewing in MalaMala is during the winter months of May to September. Winter is the Dry season and the bush thins out at this time as animals seek relief from the drought at waterholes and rivers. September is probably the best time of all since it is slightly warmer than the rest of the winter months.
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