Please note this page is about the current expedition. For info on the 2020 Expeditions with James, please follow this link.
Special and unique experiences for safariLIVE fans
Meet the crew, see the animals and travel with a purpose.
The WildEarth Expedition includes:
7 nights at Djuma Private Game Reserve in South Africa.
Book your spot through expeditions.crm-api-integ-220516.mystagingwebsite.com
Bookings are now open!
Join us for our second expedition from
2nd to 9th December 2019
A real luxury behind-the-scenes look at safariLIVE
2 dedicated camps – only safariLIVE fans …
… and all the animals we love
On top of a great Djuma safari experience, your visit will include many special and unique safariLIVE events such as:
Dinners with the crew
Presentations about our famous Djuma cat characters
Twice daily safaris in search of the animals you know
Famous African bush braais
Visits to schools that are part of the WildEarth Schools project
… and much, much more!
WildEarth Expeditions will provide safariLIVE fans with an experience like no other
Bookings open at 19h00 CAT (13h00 PM ET), at the end of the sunset safari, on Sunday the 17th of March 2019
First come, first served
$3,800 per person sharing or $7,600 for a single occupancy room for the whole week.
Share with a travel companion of your choice or ask us to match you with a suitable room mate.
The price excludes travel between your home and Hoedspruit.
All activities, meals, transfers and certain drinks are included.
Day 1 – December 2nd
You will be welcomed at Johannesburg airport by Graham and Emily Wallington, who will be your hosts and accompany you on your mid-day flight to Hoedspruit. Once in Hoedspruit, there is time for a quick shopping trip to get your drinks of choice and any essentials you might have forgotten to pack, before your transfer to Djuma.
Once in Djuma, you will be shown to your room and have some time to settle in before tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck, your first game drive and maybe already seeing some of the famous safariLIVE characters.
After your drive, the safariLIVE crew will meet you on the Vuyatela deck for drinks and dinner, while you enjoy the sights and sounds of Gowrie Pan and waterhole. During dinner, Graham Wallington will give a special insight into the WildEarth and safariLIVE story.
After dinner, the time will have come to return to your room and fall asleep to the night sounds of Djuma.
Day 2 – December 3rd
After a good night’s sleep, the day starts bright and early with tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck. Then it’s time to head out on a morning safari and maybe meet some of the cats you know and love so much.
Afterwards, you will have a sumptuous breakfast and then it’s time to relax, check your pictures, discuss the first day’s adventures – or just catch up on some sleep – in preparation for afternoon tea and safari.
The afternoon safari will end at the Djuma bush braai site to round off the day with a typical South African meal, a proper ‘braai’, for which some of the safariLIVE crew will join you.
Day 3 – December 4th
After the morning game drive and breakfast, you will leave the Sabi Sands briefly for a visit to the Dixie and Utha schools with Graham Wallington and Jurie Moolman. A unique opportunity to see first-hand the difference both Djuma and the WildEarth viewing community are making.
You will return for lunch and some early afternoon relaxation and soon enough it will be time for tea at the Vuyatela deck and the afternoon game drive.
Dinner tonight will be Shangaan style and include a performance by Shangaan dancers.
Day 4 – December 5th
By now you’ll probably have slid into the rhythm of morning and afternoon drives, bookended by breakfast, teas, and dinner as well as a special daytime activity.
For today’s activity, you will get the opportunity to go on a bush walk with one of Djuma’s highly experienced guides. They will regale you with their knowledge of the bush and, no doubt, many entertaining stories.
Lunch will then make sure the appetite you will have worked up is taken care of and after some time to catch your breath, it will be time for tea and the afternoon drive again.
Dinner tonight will again be with the safariLIVE crew and will be rounded off with a special presentation from one of the guides at safariLIVE.
Day 5 – December 6th
After a good night’s sleep, the day starts bright and early with tea and coffee on the Vuyatela deck. Then it’s off to the safariLIVE FC to see how the thermal drone ‘search and ID’ works before heading out for the morning safari.
Between drives, Jurie Moolman will give you a special tour through his private museum collection of the many animal artefacts he collected during his decades at Djuma.
Tonight’s dinner will be Kenyan-themed in honour of the second safariLIVE location. One of the presenters will talk about their experiences in the Mara. Be prepared for great stories interspersed with lots of humour and possibly even an impromptu song or two.
Day 6 – December 7th
After your morning safari and breakfast, a Djuma tracker will introduce you to the tracks and signs of the bush and how these can be used to track and find animals.
Tonight’s dinner theme will be South African and this will include some local wine tasting. Enjoy a presentation about the WildEarth schools program during dinner.
Day 7 – December 8th
Time flies and this will be your final full day at Djuma. After the morning drive and breakfast it’s therefore high time for another bushwalk and an opportunity to show off your newly acquired knowledge of tracks and signs!
After returning from the afternoon drive, you are invited to a special Goodbye Party to look back on the many great moments of the past week. At some point in the evening a video that will have been made by the safariLIVE team of this WildEarth expedition will also be revealed.
Day 8 – December 9th
All good things must come to an end, so after a final morning game drive and breakfast it’s time to pack your bags and leave Djuma behind to either start the voyage back home or to your next holiday destination.
There’ll be laughter and tears on this day, but mostly a lot of looking back at funny, touching, amazing, and otherwise memorable moments of the past week.
Option One – 50% within 7 days, 50% by end of May (2 x $1,900 per person sharing)
Option Two – 10% within 14 days, 30% each by end of June, August and October ($380 + 3 x $1,140 per person sharing)
Option Three – 12.5% within 14 days, 12.5% each month-end from April to October (8 x $475 per person sharing)
Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis, but with 50% of the places allocated to those who take option one above. The remainder will be open to anyone, regardless of which payment option is chosen.
Payment can be made via Credit Card, PayPal or bank transfer. We will not be able to accept check payments.
Should you have any questions about this trip of a lifetime, please send them to
and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Cancellation periods and refundable amounts are as follows:-
Mar – May $3,500
June – Jul $2,500
Aug – Sep $1,000
Oct – Dec $ 0