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Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 8:14 am 
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francoisd, from a birding point Sirheni is by far better.
The amount of well established big trees in camp and the way the camp is laid out makes for great birding.
You then have the river with the two hides.
I do love Bateleur but my vote goes for Sirheni


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Another Sirheni view... this is a downsized stitch of 3 pics taken last November from the stoep of No. 8:

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Man, I love that place!! 8)


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Hi cathyb and welcome.
I stayed there 4yrs ago and if memory serves me well all bungalows are river facing.
Some are closer that other but you are on the fence line looking at the river (ours was no more that 25m from fence in the middle somewhere).
Maybe someone who was there recently can give you more accurate info on what Bungalow No's are the best.
I think people said staying close to the hides was not great as some people don't know how to keep silent


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The hide is between numbers 12 and 13, all the units are facing the river as Snoobab said, I personally like the six bedded units numbers 2 or 9 but they are all nice.
Will check them all again in November :wink:
Have a great trip.


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Was a Sirheni twice this past 12 months.

There are 2 hides, at each end of the row of Accom. Chalets.
Look up the link to the camp map at the top of the Camps and Roads thread.
This will give you an idea. No 2 was our choice.

All the units are well positioned, and all face the river/ dam.
In December, one of the times of year we visited, there is plenty of shady trees to sit under.
We also moved our lounge chairs onto the front of the covered patios, as it was so more comfortable "outside", and created a more brilliant atmosphere at "sundowner time.

Enjoy...

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I stayed at Sirheni last year and liked it a lot.
The accommodation was perfect (better than the accommodating at Biyamiti and Talamati) and the level of service was awesome.
Please remember that there is no electricity in Sirheni.
If you need to charge anything you can drop it of at reception and they'll charge it for you.


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There is GPRS coverage in most camps if I remember correct. Did some reports via cellphone in 2006. Don't know about the 3G though

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Sirheni is a real gem - both our visits there were pure magic.


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 Post subject: Re: Sirheni Bushveld Camp
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Stayed there on the 28th of May at the CO4D (double bedroom) unit.
At noon, we had excellent sighting from the birdhide - an elephant thrashing around, and baboons swing jumping from tree to tree, scared by the elephant.

The area is wooded and very nice, and there are two bird hides facing the dam.

There are a lot of birds around as well, on an afternoon drive I've seen what Johan identified as a juvenile Bateleur eagle.

The two major drawbacks in this camp were:

A. The dam has a big mud area close to it and that means that even in cold late May weather the camp was full of mosquitoes (we were on Malarone the entire KNP trip and used Tabard cream, spirals, citronella candles and so, but even so I was bitten several times after the shower, even though the entire cottage was supposed to be closed).
I found a dead mosquito but it did not look like an Anopheles one.
Anyway, up till now no Malaria :D .

B. The hot water had some problem with it - you first get hot water, then you get a wave of cold water and then it returns to hot water for the rest of the shower - not exactly what you would have expected from such a camp for such a price.
We browsed through the guests-book beforehand and seen a lot of complains about this issue, so it is probably an old one, although previous ones claimed no hot water at all for a 3 days stay, so we certainly got off easily...

All in all, I think this is the best bushveld camp of the three I stayed in (Sirheni, Byiamiti, Talamati).

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 Post subject: Sirheni - anyone been there?
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I had a good look at the Sirheni topic which helped a lot.
Bit of confusion about Unit no. 2 and Unit no. 15.
Both seem to be well recommended.
No. 2 looked as though it was right on top of the river which is what we would like.
No. 15 was rated as excellent, but is it next to the river like Unit 2?
We too, prefer peace and quiet.
If anyone has photos from, or of, unit no. 15, I would appreciate it.


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Sirheni is amazing.
Peace and quite is the order of the day.
Another special camp.
When we stay there we always try for no15.
It has a fantastic view.
I don't have any digital photo's of it unfortunately.
Good area.
We have had some awesome sighting there...mostly from the patio of no.15. :D

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Sirheni is magic :D
We love #8 no such thing as a bad unit in this camp :D


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I'm told that some camps will let you charge your batteries at reception.
However, a far better solution is to add a car charger to you camera kit.
These work off the cigarette lighter and you can charge your spare batteries while you drive. 8)
The car charger is quite small, I carry one with me back and forth from the USA. OR you can purchase one after you arrive, but IMO it is invaluable.
There are also power failures ....


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I have booked to stay at Sirheni end of Feb 08. I have booked a unit with a double bed (CO4D) - does anyone know what units fall under that code?
Looks like unit 15 is the one to ask for - is it a large or small unit?
It says on the website there is no electricity - is it possible to charge camera batteries anywhere in the camp?
Are cool-drinks or firewood available for sale at the camp?
Any other suggestions would be most appreciated.


I have answered my own question about Firewood & Cool-drinks (seems available from reception).
From the map looks like unit 15 is a six sleeper. I have a 4 bed booked - would number 2 get your vote?
Arks also suggested I carry a car charger for camera batteries so will look into that.
PLEASE can some regular visitors help with my other queries.
Thanks.


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