Jawai Leopard Camp
“We visited last year when the camp was newly opened, and wanted to return with our two university-aged kids so they could experience the magic as well. Although the camp is renowned for the leopards which roam free in the area, this wasn’t the main purpose of our visit (although we did have a few sightings!). That was just a bonus. We were first met at the airport when we arrived, and traveled to the camp in a comfortable, air conditioned vehicle. We drove through the countryside to the very rural and beautiful area the camp is settled on.
The beauty is mesmerizing and can’t be adequately described without experiencing it. We were shown to our tent, which is such an understated description of the actual accommodation. The furniture inside is absolutely beautiful, complete with a writing desk and state of the art shower. Everything is so thoughtfully designed, and we were only a few feet away from the outdoor infinity pool. The service is second to none, and we were looked after 100% of the time, but with a formal charm that was a welcome change to “chummy” service found at some US properties. We ordered tea every morning using the “butler button” and watched the sun rise. It was heaven before a pleasant hike prior to the heat rising for the day.”
- Experienced by Trusted Friend: Anna Jay, Chicago
(Date Experienced: March 2015)
If you can possibly drag yourself away from the food, drink and swimming, take advantage of one of the two planned game drives a day. You’ll get to spot plenty of wildlife, and take in the stunning beauty of the landscape.
Leave the small kiddos at home and enjoy it with your partner or older children.
Catching a glimpse of the most stunning leopard sitting quietly with her two cubs. Management lent us a camera to capture it all… what a privilege to be able to experience these animals in their natural habitat!
Best time to go
We went in the spring and the temperature was perfect. Summer would be unbearably hot!
The camp is pretty remote, but we were fine with a driver when traveling from the airport who obviously knew their way around.
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