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Accommodation rating: Good Standard
Shamwari Explorers Camp offers a unique walking experience for guests seeking an adventurous safari, in an authentic tented African bush-camp setting. The camp is located in a magical atmosphere, set among granite and basalt extrusions on the Shamwari reserve. All meals are prepared and enjoyed under the stars. This camp reflects the original safari of being on foot and sleeping around the fire at night within the comfort of a bush tent. Guests will enjoy walks through the magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve and their expert guide will enhance their experience with birding, cultural history and other natural history of the area, along with ample opportunity of some Big 5 encounters.
Each trail is 2 nights with a set departure each Friday of the week. Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours . A wildlife viewing vehicle remains in camp and, depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve. Guests younger than 16 years or older than 60 years are not generally permitted. However, if a medical certificate can be provided exceptions to this will be allowed.
The campsite is unfenced to provide the true explorer ambience and tents are placed in fairly close proximity without encroaching on another tents' privacy. Wild animals are able to cross through the camp at any time and although all safety precautions have been followed in setting up the camp; this remains a reality.
Facilities: 3 mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each, 1 outside shower shared by all guests (water is heated via gas), 1 flush toilet shared by all guests
Tent Amenities: 2 fold out aluminium stretchers with individual duvets and pillows, LED light for night time use , outside hand basin (warm water is supplied on request or at first light in the morning), hammock nestled next to amazing rock figs and basalt rocks. Guest amenities include insect repellent, toilet paper, towels, tissues, sanitary bags as well as shower gel and shampoo
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
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