Machampane Wilderness Trail
Machampane Wilderness Trails Camp offers visitors an intimate encounter with wild Africa on foot.
The three-night/four-day trails are based at the luxury Machampane Camp, sited in a fabulous setting overlooking a small waterhole on the Machampane River in the Limpopo Park.
Guests walk out from camp every day guided by two armed rangers who not only protect the trailists, but also help interpret the scenery and cultural and ecological comings-and-goings they encounter along the way.
The camp sleeps a maximum of eight people, and it is not to be missed.
This includes all meals, transport in game drive vehicles from Kruger's Letaba Camp or Massingir in Mozambique and all entrance fees.
Not included are all drinks (including soft drinks), visa fees (not required for SA citizens), Kruger entrance and conservation fees and other personal items.
Trails commence on 1 November 2005.
Massingir Hiking Trail
Bookings are also open for the rugged Massingir Hiking Trail; the first trail is scheduled for March 2006.
This unique, four-night/five-day hiking trail through the Limpopo Park departs from the tree-lined shores of Massingir Dam and follows the Machampane River Gorge west.
A maximum of eight guests will be guided by experienced, armed rangers who will protect the trailists while serving as their guides, providing invaluable insight into the ecological functioning of their environment. Participants need to be relatively fit capable of hiking between 15 and 20 kilometres a day and self sufficient carrying in their own food, beverages, clothing and sleeping bags, while carrying out their refuse.
Each night is spent in a different camp, consisting of small, two-person tents on wooden platforms with a communal lapa were meals will be prepared around an open fire.
Basic ablution facilities, water for cooking and washing and firewood is provided.
The trail costs which includes transport from Letaba Camp in Kruger and Limpopo Park entrance fees.
This price does not include meals, snacks, drinks (including water), Kruger National Park conservation fees and accommodation, Mozambique border fees and visas (not required by SA citizens) and other personal items.
For reservations for both Machampane Trails Camp and the Massingir Hiking Trail, contact Bridget Bagley at SANParks in Pretoria on Tel. 012 426 5111 or e-mail email@example.com
or visit http://www.dolimpopo.comwww.peaceparks.org