Pafuri Camp offers a wild and traditional safari experience in a private corner of the Kruger National Park and offers varied vegetation, incredible game viewing and some of the best birding the Kruger has to offer.
Pafuri Camp Highlights
Pafuri Camp is situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in the northern sector of the Kruger National Park, in a 24 000-hectare area called the Pafuri or the Makuleke. The camp has 19 luxury tents all situated on the Luvuva River with spectacular views. This area is the wildest and most remote part of the Park and offers varied vegetation, great game viewing and the best birding in all of the Kruger.
- The region is considered one of Kruger's biodiversity hotspots
- Some of the largest herds of elephant and buffalo, leopard and lion
- Prolific birdlife with over 350 species
- A Ramsar Site - a wetland of international importance
- Luxury tented accommodation
- Swimming pool
- Each tent has en-suite facilities, fans, mosquito nets and outdoor showers
Pafuri Camp Game Viewing and Activities
Activities include, game drives in open 4x4 vehicles, night drives, walks, hides (including some that will cater for sleep-outs) are all part of the range of activities that are on offer. It is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that are resident most of the year round. Cheetah has been sighted hunting the strong population of nyala and impala that live alongside the Luvuvhu system. On the easternmost boundary at "Crooks Corner" the Luvuvhu supports a large population of hippo and crocodile. The Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers host the highest density of nyala in Kruger and species such as eland, Sharpe's grysbok and yellow-spotted rock dassie, which are difficult to find further south in the Park, are regularly seen here. A drive along the floodplain and riverine fringe of either of the two large rivers usually produces good general game in the form of nyala, impala, greater kudu, chacma baboon, waterbuck, warthog and perhaps grey duiker or bushbuck, while careful searching may yield the more elusive residents of the area such as lion and leopard. Other areas hold steenbok, klipspringer and herds of Burchell's zebra. The area has long been regarded as something of a Mecca for southern African birdwatchers. Some species are found nowhere else in South Africa and the serious birder will revel in being able to find Böhm's and Mottled Spinetails, Racket- Tailed Roller, Three-Banded Courser, and Southern Hyliota. Other specials are Black-Throated Wattle-Eye, Pel's Fishing Owl, Yellow White- Eye, Meve's Starling and Tropical Boubou.
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