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Welcome to Umlilo Safaris, Where guests arrive as clients, but leave as friends
: 2016 Bookings now taken! Packages for South Africa & Zimbabwe now on offer! : 2016 Bookings now taken! Packages for South Africa & Zimbabwe now on offer!

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2015 Season done, looking ahead at 2016

Good day all, it is late November and we have completed all booked hunts. It is really a bitter sweet feeling - for 9 months, week upon week we host returning clients and many new faces at Umlilo Safaris. In most instances we cross the client/host line and become good friends and it always gives us the greatest of pleasure to share our lives and home with you all!

If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, at Umlilo Safaris as hosts we are so privileged to have such a satisfying occupation. What we do during each client’s/each group’s visit never really feels like work, it’s more of an ongoing adventure ride, with different clients joining or leaving along the way. No wonder each year’s 9 to 10 month hunting season pasts even quicker than the previous…it must be true: Time flies when you are having fun!

On the wall at Lodge entrance (those who have been will remember) our phrase ‘You are here for a good time, not a long time’ always draw a smile from all our guests as they arrive! On the last day, departure hour at lodge or at airport, is somber yet hugely satisfying when we see the sadness in many eyes, feel the affectionate hugs or firm handshakes of those clients leaving for home….people that arrived as clients but left as friends!  Thank you to all our loyal close clients for returning to us, and also thank you to all the new clients trusting us with your well-earned hunting safari and for making 2015 such an unforgettable year!

Read the full article on the 2015 season here