WildEarth Expeditions 2018-09-23T16:24:48+00:00

The first WildEarth Expedition goes to

Djuma in South Africa – home to safariLIVE.


7 wonderful nights at Vuyatela or Galago.

 

Book your spot through expeditions.wildearth.tv

24th January to 31st January 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.

extended Final Control visits

dinners with the crew

our guides present about our famous Djuma cat characters

twice daily safaris in search of the animals you know

visit 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.

Booking opens at 18h30 CAT (12h30 PM ET) at the end of the sunset safari on Sunday the 23rd of September 2018

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 from your home to Hoedspruit

All activities, meals, transfers and non-alcoholic drinks are included

Itinerary

Day 1 – January 24th:

You will be welcomed at Johannesburg airport by Graham Wallington, who will be your host 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 and your first game drive and maybe already see 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 – January 25th:

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.

Afterwards, you will have a sumptuous breakfast with the safariLIVE crew.  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 the safariLIVE crew will join you.

Day 3 – January 26th:

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 – January 27th:

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 talk about the leopards of Djuma, some of which you will certainly have seen ‘in the flesh’ by now.

Day 5 – January 28th:

After last night’s leopard talk you will most likely be looking out for them even more than before. (If that’s possible!) Between drives, Jurie Moolman will give you a special tour through the private museum collection of animal artifacts he collected over 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 – January 29th:

Today will bring together two very different approaches to finding wildlife. Before going out on your morning drive you will get another opportunity to see how the safariLIVE team uses modern technology like thermal cameras and drones to find and identify animals. Then after your return to the lodge 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 – January 30th:

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 very first WildEarth expedition will also be revealed.

Day 8 – January 31st:

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.

Graham Wallington will travel with you to Hoedspruit and from there on your flight to Johannesburg airport for a fond farewell. 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.

General info

Bookings will be taken in the order they are received.

After a booking is confirmed you will have 7 days to pay the deposit to secure the booking. Failure to do so will void your booking and transfer it to people on the reserve list (also in order their bookings were received). 

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 on this trip of a life time, please send them to: vt.ht1545064323raedl1545064323iw@sn1545064323oitid1545064323epxe1545064323 and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.