If you are flying to Timbavati, you will be met at Hoedspruit airport at 1:35pm - the later flight arriving from Johannesburg (departing Jhb 12h20) and driven to Camp Unicorn in the Tsau Conservancy.
If you are driving to Timbavati, please meet at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport at 14h00.
From the JG Strijdom tunnel, travel to Hoedspruit (Maruleng) on the R527 and at the second 4-way stop turn right onto the R40 towards Klaserie/Bushbuckridge. Travel for 6.6km and turn left towards the Eastgate (Hoedspruit) airport and Timbavati Private Nature reserve.
From Nelspruit, travel along the R40 towards Hoedspruit and turn right towards the Eastgate airport and Timbavati Private Nature reserve.
14h00: We depart for Tsau, where you can settle your luggage into your room at Camp Unicorn and meet for high tea.
15:45 - 17h00: Introductory session with Linda and Alison to prepare you for this special workshop and journey with the sacred White Lions of the Timbavati.
17h00 - 17:15: The group will receive a protocol briefing and accompany the scientific monitoring team, headed by Lion ecologist Jason Turner, on a sunset tracking expedition to locate the one of two prides recently reintroduced to their natural homeland of the Timbavati.
19h30: On our return we will meet up again at Camp Unicorn for fireside chat and dinner.After dinner, Linda and Jason will screen the recent National Geographic documentary detailing their quest to save and reintroduce the white lions of the Timbavati.
Next Three Days
06h00 - 08:45: We may accompany the scientific monitoring team again to see the lions in the early morning light.
09h00 - 09h45: Breakfast
10h00 - 17h00: The Tissue Salts workshop begins and continues throughout the day with breaks for teas and lunch. To conclude the afternoon session, Linda will conduct a White Lion meditation for the group.
17h15: After the day's workshop activity we will again have the opportunity to accompany the scientific monitoring team to track, observe and be with the lions.
19h30: Dinner after the drive, and time out to share or have an early night.
There may be some time during these days to visit the eco-village built by and for the staff of the WLT followed by a river walk along the Klaserie River.
06h00 - 08:45: Farewell visit to the magnificent White Lions.
09h00 - 09h45: Breakfast.
10h00 - 11h30: Easy morning packing our bags at Camp Unicorn.
Depart for Hoedspruit airport in time for the flights.