Come and experience an unfenced tented bush camp in Greater Kruger.
Watch animals come to drink from the deck of your tent and enjoy a steaming hot shower in your private atrium-like bathroom under the trees. Sleep warm and safe in comfortable beds with feel-good linen, and spend your days in the Kruger Bush with expert guiding and exciting animal sightings.
nDzuti Bush Camp offers you an authentic and affordable safari experience and the chance of possibly sighting the BIG FIVE, as well as many other species of the Balule – Greater Kruger Park.
The Bush Camp offers a base from where we set off into the African Bushveld experience, bearing witness to the creatures of the wild and their daily dramas that unfold in nature. Our experienced team of staff and guides will ensure you have an enjoyable time here in the Greater Kruger National Park.
nDzuti Bush Camp is located in the Balule Game Reserve with no boundaries between our concession and the rest of the Klaserie, Timbavati and the Greater Kruger Park’s vast block of wilderness.
A Tented Bush Camp Experience in the Greater Kruger Park
Accommodation at nDzuti bush camp is in twin bedded classic safari tents. The tents are permanent mini-Meru style canvas rooms erected on a concrete base and with an adjacent bathroom.
Each tent has a small furnished wooden deck with a view over the waterhole in front of the camp.
On the same concrete base is the bathroom; a screened open-air space with a flush toilet, wash hand basin and hot shower.
The tents have screened windows with canvas drops. They are furnished with twin beds, floor mats, and luggage racks. Electric lights and plug points are on installed on the bedside table.
The beds have fine percale linen, warm duvets and extra blankets for wintertime.
nDzuti tented bush camp has 4 tents set out with a view over the waterhole. There is no fence around the camp which dictates our child policy of no children under 10 years old. There is a lawned and shaded garden with some tall mopane and other iconic trees like baobab and fever trees.
We have an outdoor lounge area under an umbrella as well as a lounge in the main lodge on the upper level. There is a boma with a fire pit and camp chairs where we eat evening meals. There is also an indoor dining room and bar.
The garden has some hammocks and a day bed and a small splash pool. The tents have a small furnished wooden deck out the front. There is electricity in the tents and the main building as well as peripheral soft lighting shining outwards from the camps extent.
Game drives are scheduled to take place when animals are most active, at dusk and at dawn. We have a large area to traverse, some 12000 ha ( nearly 30 000 acres) and the area is exciting and diverse with many different landscapes and features. All of the BIG FIVE animals are found in our area and we have a good chance of seeing them all. We do try to impart an appreciation for all the other animals and birds as we as the vegetation and its value. We have some circumstances when we will off road, but we try to avoid doing so as off-road driving can be damaging for the environment. Generally, the animals chose to use the roads and there is no need to off-road. The morning drives leave camp after a quick cup of coffee or tea with a traditional rusk to dunk, and so later we do stop for a coffee break with some cookies and fruit. In the afternoons we have a sundowner stop which is a quirky safari tradition, often involving a gin and tonic or glass of wine and snacks to toast the setting sun.
If requested before travel, we are able to offer walks with an armed and qualified guide instead of a morning game drive.
We generally drive from camp to the area the ranger has chosen and then set off on the walk. While on a walking the pace is easy, set to enjoy the surroundings, stopping often to discuss vegetation, tracks and maybe even follow some fresh spoor, learning about the animals’ habits as we go. There may be some big game encounters but the emphasis of the walk is on birding, spoor and the smaller but fascinating aspects of the African bush. Along the way, we’ll find some shade where you’ll have a break and the refreshments in your day pack. African wildlife is wary of people on foot and often rush off at the first scent or sight of the group. For this reason, we combine walks with drives to give you the best of both. Viewing animals on foot, should the wind direction and other factors be suitable is an unforgettable experience, exciting yet humbling. Back in camp, wash off the dust of the open trail before sitting down to a cooked breakfast.
Later, enjoy an afternoon game drive.
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