July 2016 – Shamwari Game Reserve, situated in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth, is set to reopen its ‘Explorer Camp’ for the upcoming season – October 2016 until April 2017 as is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, just outside Cape Town.
This once-in-a-lifetime experience takes guests on a guided walking safari allowing them to get up close and personal with nature.
The Shamwari Explorer itinerary comprises a 2-night trail, departing each Friday, with an optional third night on request to either stay at the Shamwari Explorer or incorporate nights at one of the six Shamwari lodges. Unique to Shamwari’s Explorer Camp is the ‘Explorer Deck’ overlooking 25,000 hectares of breath-taking Big 5 territory. Each tent is luxuriously furnished by Melvill & Moon for comfort in the wilderness.
The Sanbona Explorer two day walking safari takes place in the midst of Sanbona’s Big 5 wilderness territory and is perfect for guests looking for an authentic walking safari, accompanied by a specialist guide. Guests learn about this unique Karoo wilderness area as well as the vast variety of birds, wildlife and vegetation and the natural history and culture of the area.
In the evenings a delicious bush meal is prepared and cooked on the camp fire enhancing the safari bush experience. Guests can still experience the height of bush comfort with an eco-shower and toilet and all tents are equipped with bedding and torches. Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours each.
No persons younger than 16 years or older than 60 years will be able to participate. However, if a medical certificate can be provided via the client or the booking agent, exceptions to this will be allowed.