A luxury pop-up mobile tented camp in Kruger National Park

In July, an out of the ordinary, exclusive, imaginative, luxurious pop-up safari camp will be open for business in the Kruger National Park. Located in the meandering bushveld wilderness of South Africa’s leading wildlife area, about an hour from Skukuza, Kruger Grande offers a chance for guests to take a step closer to nature, invigorating their senses and enjoying a safari experience with a difference. Comfort is uncompromised and the style of the camp echoes the era of early explorer travel in Africa with canvas tents, cotton linens, paraffin lanterns, and dining under the stars. We are huge advocates for mobile camping experiences, and we are excited to offer this special Kruger National Park option to our guests during the month of July.

The Kruger Grande mobile camp lighting up at sunrise

The Kruger Grande mobile camp lighting up at sunrise.

Friendly team making the magic happen behind the scenes

Friendly team making the magic happen behind the scenes.

Outdoor lounge at Kruger Grande

Outdoor lounge at Kruger Grande.

Eating outdoors under the stars alongside a roaring fire in the Kruger National Park

Eating outdoors under the stars alongside a roaring fire in the Kruger National Park.

The camp will be operated with African flair and inspired by the rugged beauty of the natural bushveld. Hosted by a team of expert staff and catered for by experienced chefs who create and serve gourmet food that is both internationally appreciated and traditional to South Africa. Each morning and evening, game drives led by professional guides in classic game viewers will take guests on safari, and at night you will lie in supreme comfort while listening to the sounds of the bush at night.

This is not a small and intimate operation, but rather a celebration and shared experience in a special place in Africa, put together and pulled off by a team of people who have refined the luxury safari experience. There will be 25 walk-in tented bedrooms, each with an en suite bathroom and hot shower. Attention to detail takes the experience to the next level, and everything from warming knee rugs to cosy electric blankets will be provided for, and roaring campfires will not only spread warmth but will shed a glowing, dancing light across the camp.

There are lounge tents with day beds and sofas for basking in the sun or shade during the day while everything from elephant, giraffe, zebra, or hyena can be seen wandering past in their natural habitat. This is one special way to feel more connected with nature than in a permanent, fenced camp, and appeals to couples and families seeking something a little extra in their Kruger safari experience.

Tents between the trees

Tents between the trees.

One of 25 canvas tents set up with luxurious finishes for a glamping experience in Kruger

One of 25 canvas tents set up with luxurious finishes for a glamping experience in Kruger.

Luxury tent interiors at Kruger Grande mobile camp

Luxury tent interiors at Kruger Grande mobile camp.

View from your private tented suite in the Kruger

View from your private tented suite in the Kruger.

Stylish places to kick back and relax in the wilderness

Stylish places to kick back and relax in the wilderness.

Kruger Grande will be open from 1 to 31 July 2019 and all the preparations are under way to  deliver an iconic and unforgettable product. Children aged 12 and over are welcome for the adventure (there are guards present at all times to ensure guest safety in the otherwise unfenced camp), and those between ages 12 and 15 book in at half price. A maximum of two people can be accommodated in each of the 25 tents. A minimum stay of two nights is required, and the itinerary will include two game drives per day, and all meals. Beverages, excluding tea and coffee, are available on a cash bar basis, and there is a fantastic variety.

High tea with delicious cakes

High tea with delicious cakes.

Fine wine and gourmet dining completes the experience

Fine wine and gourmet dining completes the experience.

Breakfast set up at Kruger Grande

Breakfast set up at Kruger Grande.

Cosy fireplaces and blankets for evenings under the stars, and a sheltered area under canvas

Cosy fireplaces and blankets for evenings under the stars, and a sheltered area under canvas.

The energetic team behind Chiefs Tented Camp Kruger Grande

The energetic team behind Chiefs Tented Camp Kruger Grande.

Contact us to find out about this incredible opportunity to experience the Kruger in its peak winter season in a very special environment! This camp is open for a very limited period of time and requires prior booking. 

Author: Chloe Cooper

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