- Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
Timbavati is a private reserve linked to the Kruger Park without any barriers (so that animals can go between) which stretched for more than 65,000 hectares. It's a real peace haven for the animals are only the pickups from the lodges are authorised to drive there, unlike its neighbouring park where there are often around ten cars parked in front of a group of lions. Here, they have their privacy!
I am very used to safaris in South Africa, but Timbavati has remained an exceptional memory for me as I had the immense privilege of crossing during two white lion safaris, they are magnificent!
This subspecies discovered in the 1970s here, at Timbavati, has been the subject of scientific debate for years. Nowadays, everyone agrees that it is not the case of an albinism, but of a "leucism", the fur is white but the skin and the iris of the eye remain pigmented.