Lorna Hired Out Walkers Bush Villa for her 60th. Here’s What Happened.

The ever-efficient Shirell dropped us line about the rip-roaring success of a 60th birthday party held at the exclusive Walkers Bush Villa, a haven for discerning guests. The guests stayed at both River Camp and the bush villa. Wonderful Walkers offers a luxury safari experience with a difference. You hire out the entire villa, and tailor-make the safari experience to suit your needs. It goes without saying that you will enjoy the standard activities synonymous with a safari, but there’s ample opportunity to provide value add-ons for your group. Lorna Davis’s group enjoyed incredible game drives led by Charles Delport and exceptional hosting from Shirell and the team. Charles over delivered in terms of sightings¬† – the big five were seen on more than one occasion. Leopards were in abundance, and the Black Dam male lion hovered around the fence line during their last dinner session.

In true festive style, the group enjoyed sundowners, parties, boma dinners and even massages. Lorna arranged for a local spa facility to come to the villa for spa treatments (yep – Walkers can arrange that).

Here’s a summary of the safari 60th and the entire guest experience. this is what you can expect should you hire out a luxury safari villa for your birthday.

  • Guests saw all of the big 5, including 3 different leopard sightings. The big 5 were seen a couple times over. The huge herds of elephants have returned to the property, and there are also high concentrations of buffalo roaming across the landscape. Guests were lucky enough to be in the presence of giants during the 60th birthday safari!
  • On the last evening, the effervescent group decided to have a formal dinner set-up on the verandah. During the mouthwatering mains, the Black Dam male lion was heard bellowing into the night. Charles and Shirell went to go locate him, and asked the group if they’d like to see him. The group team jumped up mid-meal for the perfect visual of the dominant male of the Walkers traverse. When the group returned, Black Dam followed suite and decided to hang out around the fence of the villa ! What a send off for the A-team of guests.
  • Shirell and Charles really enjoyed the company of this very busy group. Lorna even arranged massages for the group. Shirell ensured that the spa beds were set-up in her office on a semi-permanent basis.
  • This was a successful 60th birthday bash, but Walkers is perfect for any type of party.
  • The group booked out River and Walkers, and all enjoyed combined dinners. There was formal dinner and birthday party – what an experience.
  • Bush walks every morning and game drives every evening were the order of the day – and obligatory sundowners were enjoyed! .


Walkers Bush Villa is perfect for luxury safari Villa for your birthday. Guests said that it was a life changing experience.


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