Plains Camp Tented Camp
Plains Camp is part of Rhino Walking Safaris in the Kruger National Park. As the name implies, Rhino Walking Safaris specializes in foot safaris and guided bush walks. Often, Plains Camp is combined with Rhino Post Lodge on the same trip, offering the guest a combination of game drives and walking safaris.
* Plains Camp Highlights
- ∞12 000 hectares of unspoilt private wilderness in the heart of the Kruger National Park
- ∞Authentic pioneer-style camp, built from canvas and wood
- ∞Experience the drama of Africa up close on a unique walking safari
- ∞Superb game viewing area
- ∞Easily combined with an authentic sleep-out experience
- ∞Overlooking a wide open plain and an active waterhole
- ∞Swimming pool
- ∞Close to Skukuza and easily accessable by road and air
More about this accommodation
Rhino Walking Safaris is a unique way of experiencing the charms and hidden wonders of the Kruger National Park, set in a 12,000 ha private wilderness concession area and sharing a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The concession is noted as an excellent game viewing area.
For a real 'Out of Africa' experience, Plains Camp offers 4 luxury African explorer-style tents, built on raised wooden decks with extensive views of the surrounding wide grasslands of the Timbitene Plain and waterhole. These semi-luxury tents are fully serviced, en-suite with hot running water and have overhead fans. The common area includes a friendly lounge and dining area, outside fireplace (boma) and small plunge pool. In keeping with the Rhino Walking Safari ethics, the ecological impact of building the camp was kept to a minimum, using only natural materials.
A typical day at Plains Camp will start off with coffee and a light snack, after which guests will start their morning walk, following rhino tracks and elephant paths and affording guests exciting proximity to animals in their natural environment. All walking safaris are led by an experienced armed guide, with extensive bush knowledge and tracking skills. Safety is top priority, and the walks are tailor made to suit the interests and fitness level of the guests. Return to camp around midmorning for an extensive brunch. Afternoon is usually spent relaxing around camp, lazing around the pool or watching animals from the deck. Following late afternoon high tea, guests are invited to set out again for another walking safari or a game drive, which continues after dark with spotlights.
For the lightly more adventurous guest looking for an unrivalled wilderness experience, Plains Camp offers a unique interactive sleep out experience. The 'Sleep Outs' are built on elevated wooden platforms, with tents on the top level where guests will be able to literally sleep under the stars, with only a mosquito net overhead. This is the only place in the Kruger National Park where this unusual accommodation is offered. Guests arrive by foot and are provided with bedding and mosquito nets. Canvas covers are available in case of rain. The roar of a lion, the cry of a hyena or the rumbling sound of an elephant passing by, may be the music to which you fall asleep.
Plains Camp is usually combined with Rhino Post Lodge, and we can arrange a combination trail of 3 days, 4 days or 5 days, including a stay at both camps and perhaps a night at the sleep out campsite if you fancy that. This is the most popular way to experience Rhino Walking Safaris, and will normally include a combination of bush walks, game drives and night drives with spotlights. Please enquire for more information.
- ∞All meals, coffee and teas
- ∞All cold drinks, house wine and local beers
- ∞All safari activities
- xAll personal expenses
- xImported and premium brand beverages
- xTransport to and from the camp (we can arrange this)
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