Machampane Luxury Camp and Wilderness Trails

DestinationLimpopo 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. Location •Located in Parque Nacional do Limpopo, the 1,1 million hectare Moçambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, adjacent to Kruger National Park. •Unfenced luxury bush camp nestled under trees on bank of Machampane River. •Situated in a Big 5 pristine wilderness area stocked with game from Kruger National Park. Accommodation •5 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. Please note: •There are no hairdryers in the tents nor air-conditioning as power is only 12 volt. •Water is drawn from the river in front of the camp and is a scarce resource. For this reason laundry is done in Phalaborwa 125 kms from the camp and linen and towel changes are limited to the duration of a guest’s stay unless circumstances require otherwise. •Guests are encouraged to use water sparingly. Bathrooms •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. Boma •Open to the night sky. •Pre and post dinner drinks and snacks are served in the firelit boma. Meals •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 Moçambique/Shangaan influence (approx 19.30). •Complimentary tea, coffee and rusks available throughout the day. Beverages •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. Power •Power supplied by a generator providing 220 volt power. •Generator operates for four hours per day whilst guests are on wilderness walks. •Computers and cameras can be charged during generator operating hours. •Out of generator operating hours only 12 volt lighting is available in tents

Directions To Machampane Luxury Camp and Wilderness Trails

Access to Machampane Tented Camp By road from South Africa, through Kruger National Park: ◦Distance from Phalaborwa to Letaba is 50 km, from Letaba to the Giriyondo border post is 45 km and from the border post to Machampane Tented Camp is 33 km – a total of 128 km. ◦The route is a game drive all the way and takes approximately 3,5 to 4,0 hours ◦70 km is on a tarred road and the remaining 58 km on gravel which is corrugated and stony. ◦Vehicle with good ground clearance is strongly recommended, but a 4x4 is not essential. By road from Maputo via Macia, Chokwe and Massingir: ◦Distance from Maputo to Massingir is approximately 400km and takes around 5,0 hours. ◦From park entry gate at Massingir to Machampane Tented Camp is approximately 50 km and takes 1,5 hours. ◦Road is good tar to Massingir. From Massingir the road is gravel (currently being upgraded) and traveling is done through a National Park with a speed limit of 40km. ◦Vehicle with good ground clearance is strongly recommended, but a 4x4 is not essential.

Area Attractions

Wilderness 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 individual’s 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.

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Machampane Luxury Camp and Wilderness Trails

Machampane Luxury Camp and Wilderness Trails - Mozambique Limpopo National Park Accommodation

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