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Camp Shonga is a small intimate bush retreat built in the foothills of the Lebombo Mountains, offering views over the African bushveld. The central facility consists of a charming lounge area including a library and both indoor and outdoor dining area. Shonga allows you to experience the real Africa – majestic, unfiltered and unadorned. The ethos behind Camp Shonga is for the highly trained and experienced guides to share their vast knowledge with our guests. The emphasis of the camp is on nature without losing the luxury and superior service our guests are accustomed to. We are striving to create the optimum balance between people and their environment, whilst having a minimal impact on the surrounding habitat. View the big game from open vehicles from the comfort of your room as you experience an Africa few have been privileged to see. Afterwards, dine on traditional cuisine around a roaring boma fire under the stars of the African sky.
You depart OR Tambo International Airport heading in an easterly direction with a flight time of only 50 minutes. Your Guide will be waiting for you at Skukuza Airport in the Kruger Park to transfer you to Camp Shonga.
Arriving at the Lodge you are checked into your rooms and have time to freshen up before a light lunch and your afternoon sunset safari drive where you will sip a sundowner as you watch the sky turn from the brilliance of an African sunset to a bright band of stars. You head back to the lodge where dinner awaits and a blazing fire sets the perfect backdrop for tonight’s meal.
Expert rangers will ensure that your safari experience is truly memorable. Each day begins with an early morning safari game drive. In the late afternoon guests head out on another game drive and return after dark, offering guests exhilarating night game drives as well! Optional bush walks are offered every day after breakfast/brunch.
Two game drives are offered per day. On the morning drive there is a stop for coffee and on the afternoon drive you will stop for sundowners. After sundowners guests will get to experience a night drive. The night drives allow guests the opportunity to see the nocturnal animals not encountered during the day. During the night drives, your tracker uses a powerful spotlight to search for nocturnal animals. You can see a wide variety of animals not normally seen during the day, including leopards, hyenas, serval, porcupines, bush babies, genet cats and nocturnal birds like owls and nightjars.
For the more energetic, each day after breakfast there is the option of a morning bush walk. The walk is an opportunity to experience the bushveld at close quarters. All walking safaris are led by qualified rangers. They will explain the animal tracks and what animals passed through during the night, in addition to the sophistication of termite mounds and other interesting facets of the bush that go unnoticed on game drives. The chance to walk amongst wildlife allows you to fully immerse yourself in African smells and sounds.
The final day of your Safari will see you go on one last safari drive before returning to the lodge for a traditional breakfast under the thatched rondawel roofs After breakfast have time to check out before you are transferred back to Skukuza Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You are expected to arrive in Johannesburg at approximately 14:30 pm.