Our entire journey to South Africa was a major highlight, but at Foot and Shambo Tree Camp I have the greatest memories of our days at Africa. We spent two nights in the Klaserie Private Game Reserve, part of the Greater Kruger Park, in these beautiful camps. Two meters away, the lions went here next to us and the elephants suddenly came to fill our afternoon swimming pool. Are you curious why this is South Africa’s my favorite location? In search of the Big Five, I’d like to inform you more about this beautiful game reserve and our days in the center of nature.
Classroom Private Game Reserve
Both Africa on Foot and Shambo are situated in the south of the Greater Kruger Park’s Klaserie Private Game Reserve. This implies that there are no borders between this park and the Kruger National Park, so the animals can move freely from the Kruger National Park to the Game Reserve and vice versa. A personal game reserve has the large benefit of being able to get off the beaten path here, so you can see the pets even better. You’re almost entirely alone here, moreover, because only the jeeps of the restricted amount of accommodations in the Klaserie Game Reserve can drive here.
Africa on Foot
The first night we sleep on Foot in Africa You can explore the Kruger Park here on foot, as the name indicates. Africa on Foot, with only 5 chalets and 1 treehouse, is a very small camp. This makes it very personal, and individual desires can also be taken into consideration. The peace and lovely surroundings after the busy Johannesburg are really a relief.
Shambo Tree Camp
A5-minute drive from Africa on Foot, NThambo Tree Camp is a component of Sun Destinations, just like Africa on Foot. The camp comprises completely of lovely tree houses, as the name indicates. With only five treehouses, NThambo is also very tiny. So it’s beautifully quiet and you’re really getting a private experience. There is also a big lounge area and a big dining table with views of the grounds in relation to the tree houses. A ranger brings us to our treehouse in the evening. There are no fences around the camp, so there might be a lion or an elephant suddenly standing in front of your treehouse.
What does a day at Africa on Foot and Shambo look like?
I’ve worked out an illustration of a regular timetable below to give you an idea of a day at Foot or Shambo in Africa. The precise times can differ significantly throughout the year because the sunrise and sunset will determine the departure of the game drives and game walks.
5:30 am: alarm clock, tea, and coffee
There’s a gentle knock on our door at half-past five, followed by a cheerful “nice morning!” The sun is just rising and it’s time to get up because it’s the perfect time to spot pets. Coffee and tea are already ready for us and we eat some South African rusk cookies quickly, which look like Italian biscotti.
6 am: departure on a game drive or bushwalk
Everybody is prepared to look for pets at 6 o’clock. The most significant tip:’ Food goes only.’ So stand still as quickly as you meet an animal, because they see you like a delicious meal when you run away. Honestly, I must say that for a single moment I didn’t feel unsafe and I liked every second of our walk. We have learned so much about nature and the animal’s thanks to our wonderful ranger Greg. We also got a lot of helpful.
9:30 am: breakfast
The table is already beautifully laid for us when we go back to the camp. We get some time from the walk and game trip to freshen up and afterwards, we enjoy a delicious breakfast including fresh fruit, yogurt, and muffins. Then we will also have a warm breakfast with crispy bacon, egg, and feta. We instantly realize we’re not going to go hungry here. The slogan is that it’s better for them to fill us in, so we’re so complete that the rangers can always run quicker than us.
10:15 am: time to relax
It is time to relax after breakfast. It’s not just very hot for us in the center of the Greater Kruger Park in the center of the day. The animals are also looking for shelter around this time, so going on a game drive now makes little sense. We love the swimming pool, read a book, relax and socialize with the other visitors.