At rustic Plains Camp guests feel like the original 19th century explorers in the African wilderness, with four luxury canvas tents on small platforms with twin beds, dark wood furniture with brass hinges and leather straps and a real bygone atmosphere.
Each tent has a private bathroom, with copper taps protruding from tree stumps and outdoor showers suspended from trees. Soft towels and smooth linen, show that camping can be a luxury experience. Natural materials are used throughout and solar power provides the energy as Rhino Walking Safaris’ motto is ‘tread lightly on the land’ and every effort is made to minimise the impact on the pristine wilderness in which the camp is set.
Guided morning and evening bush walking safaris with highly qualified guides teach guests tracking skills, greater understanding of the bush and give memorable encounters with a wide variety of animals.
On foot in the bush, guests may not tick all the Big 5 off the list. The emphasis is on quality animal sightings, engaging all the senses, observing the smallest creatures such as dung beetles, as well as the majestic elephant and buffalo.
Back at camp a plunge pool offers a refreshing dip and relaxation, perhaps with a highball in hand, and meals are superbly prepared and served in style with silver candelabra.
From Plains Camp those who want the adventure of a sleepout under the stars can hike to the Platforms camp, eat simple but delicious food around the camp fire and sleep up in the trees surrounded by the sounds of the night.
Genuinely eco-friendly and authentic African safaris in this unspoilt area of the Kruger Park wilderness offer a truly unforgettable experience of the real Africa