|Destination: ||Limpopo National Park|
Guided wilderness walks are a feature at our intimate 10 bed en-suite luxury tented camp that overlooks the Machampane River. Nestled in a secluded forest where bird and wildlife abound, you set out on foot on early morning and late afternoon game walks embracing the waterholes in this pristine wilderness area.
Replete from a three course ‘bush cuisine’ dinner with its Mozambiquan flavors, the boma and its friendly fire beckon you to experience the tranquility of the night sky and the sounds of the African bush.
Return to nature on this true bushveld experience.
Accommodation is in a remote unfenced rustic bush camp with two-man dome tents, camping mattresses and bush ablutions.
Awake at dawn, you set out on foot shortly after sunrise in the company of your guide and armed ranger following the river course or exploring the Lebombo plateau close to the boundary with Kruger. Located in an area that has been restocked with game in partnership with Kruger, you are almost certain to see the spoor of a variety of predators and have every prospect of encountering a wide array of wildlife.
Brunch is back at camp before a siesta and late afternoon walk in search of fresh signs of activity.
Evenings are spent gathered around the camp fire, ears attuned to the sounds of the bush, whilst your guide prepares the evening meal.
Trails are led by an experienced guide and are fully catered
Property Amenities5 en-suite tents accommodating up to 10 people and offering an intimate wilderness experience.
Each tent has its own deck, with chairs and table, overlooking the water.
Tents are equipped with:
Twin beds, good quality linen and duvets.
Bedside tables with12 volt bedside lamps.
Wardrobe, writing table and chair.
Luggage rack and Kelim rug.
Large shower, wash-hand basin and flush toilet.
Rooibos soap, sandalwood moisturizing hand-cream and shampoo provided.Hot water provided through gas water heaters.Central dining deck
All guests are seated together at one table for meals which are prepared and served from a tented kitchen.
Open to the night sky.Pre and post dinner drinks and snacks are served in the firelit boma.
Breakfast served on the day guests depart from camp (Approx 07.00).Brunch served on the days that guests are out on wilderness walks (approx 10.30).Dinner 3 course meal with Mozambique/Shangaan influence (approx 19.30).
Complimentary tea, coffee and rusks available throughout the day.
Bottled water provided in tents.Limited stock of popular brand spirits and mixers available for sale.Limited stock of red and white wine (SA and Portuguese) available for sale.Refrigeration facilities are limited so ice is not always available.
Area AttractionsWilderness walks are the primary activity offered at Machampane Tented Camp.Morning and afternoon wilderness walks are accompanied by a guide and armed ranger.Wilderness walks are intended as an environmental awareness experience and not as a route march.
Guide sets the pace to accommodate the individuals walking pace and interests.
Complimentary trail snacks and beverages (water, fruit juice) are provided.Morning walks start 15 minutes after sunrise and take 3,0 to 4,0 hours.
Afternoon walks start around 15.00 and take about 2,5 hours.
A 3 night/4 day itinerary is popular at Machampane Tented Camp and can be booked over any three nights of the week (see typical itinerary below)
Itineraries can also be customised. A number of alternatives are available to complement/extend an itinerary e.g. Half-day visit to Massingir Velho, a remote local village, to visit the community and to see their children at school and at play.
Day trip to Massingir town, crossing the 5km long dam wall, to visit the market followed by a fishing excursion with the Canhane community fishermen and then a picnic lunch overlooking Massingir dam from the Community's Covane Lodge.