Campismo Nhampfule, Limpopo National Park

Campismo Nhampfule is one of the first camps in the new Limpopo National Park. It is a very basic camp in thick Mopane Bush not very far from the gate to the town of Mapai."

Campers who are well equipped can stay here for quite an extended period, since there is water and warm showers by means of the famous African "donkey" which normally consists of a drum that must be stoked with firewood and which then supply a good steady stream of warm water. There is also enough firewood supplied in the camp, making a stay of two days and even longer possible if your other supplies like food and drinks are in good supply. The only problem may be a shortage of activities.

This camp forms also part of what the Limpopo National Park became to me - a nearby replacement for the atmosphere and loneliness one seldom experience in the Kruger Park and only find further north into Africa. This is definitely something to enjoy before it gets spoilt by further "development".

Game drives may be possible, but there is not a lot of game to be seen, although we saw elephant spoor as well as the spoor of a solitary male lion, which will make me think twice before I go on a hike without an armed guide as a companion.

We saw and heard many birds here, so it may be a good idea for birders to come and spend a day or two here to tick a few more birds off their lists.

Contact information for Campismo Nhampfule CCamp is:

Tel: Lodovico Salinha 00258 84 3011719 654


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