• Nearest Airport

    Maputo, Mozambique (approximate distance by road 5.5 – 6 hours)

  • Location

    Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, Mozambique

  • Property Access

    Self drive destination from either South Africa (via Giriyondo) or Mozambique.  Road transfers can be arranged.

  • Best time to travel

    Generally good all year round with rain experienced from December to end March.  4×4 drive vehicle is essential especially during the rain season when dirt roads can become difficult.

Machampane Wilderness Camp is an unfenced, intimate bush camp in the 1,1 million hectare Mozambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, adjacent to Kruger National Park.  Nestled on the side of a secluded river bank of the Machampane River, the camp offers five tents – each located on its own wooden platform – with views over the river.  The primary activity at Machampane Wilderness Camp is guided wilderness walks which allows guests the opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness area on foot.

Safari Tents

The five en suite tents can accommodate up to ten people and offer an intimate wilderness experience.  Each tent is located on its own raised platform with private deck and outdoor seating overlooking the water.  The Safari Tents feature twin beds, wardrobe, writing table and chair, kelim rug and luggage rack.  Due to its remote location the lodge is operated on generator power and therefore there are no air conditioners or hair dryers in the rooms.

Dining

The open air boma is the perfect location for pre and post dinner drinks and snacks whilst discussing the day’s sightings or admiring the African night sky.  Meals are prepared and served from the tented kitchen to guests seated on the central deck.   Complimentary tea, coffee and rusks are available throughout the day for guests.  A hearty brunch is served on mornings that guests are out on wilderness walks.  Alternatively a farewell breakfast is on offer on the day guests depart the lodge.

Activities

Machampane Wilderness Camp is known for its wilderness walks.  The morning and afternoon walks are always accompanied by a guide and armed ranger as the camp is located in Big 5 territory.  The walks focus more on an environmental awareness experience and pace is set to accommodate the individual walking pace and interest of guests.  Complimentary trail snacks and beverages are provided during the walk.  Morning walks start 15 minutes after sunrise and generally take between 3 to 4 hours whilst the afternoon walk starts around 15h00 and lasts approximately 2.5 hours

What we think of it

A great stop over when traveling from the Kruger National Park en route to the Mozambique beaches.  After many hours of game viewing from the car, the guided walks at Machampane is a great change of pace.