We flew into Nelspruit, picked up a rental car and drove to Camp Shawu. The drive was pleasant, and cannot be avoided. The formality at entering the Kruger National Park was very easy and straight forward completing one form per family and paying a small fee of R124. We then drove onto Shishangeni Lodge, where we registered for Camp
Shawu. In order to get to Camp Shawu, we left our vehicle at the lodge and embarked an eleven seater, Toyota Safari Land Cruiser.
Our driver Siphiso, was also our driver for the duration of our stay; our tracker and our game ranger. We went out twice a day; early morning and after 3 pm high tea!
Siphiso was absolutely fantastic. He tracked and found the big five, and shared all sorts of relevant information, concerning the safari and the parks wild life. We would definitely ask for Siphiso to be our guide on our next visit.
The camp personnel were most accommodating; our individual huts were great! Our stay and time spent on the camp site was made most enjoyable by Daniel, Virginia, Cindy, Pretty, and all those behind the scene........ Thank You!
In the comfort of the veranda outside our private lodging, or the camp's main building; the water hole / dam is most amazing. Between the hippos, giraffes, elephants, crocodiles, hyaenas, zebras, etc., from one day to the next, there's an ever changing group of wild life turning up at the water hole.
Our accomodation was clean, comfortable and played the perfect part for this wonderful, luxury safari adventure.
In closing, my recommendation, plan to spend at the least 3 to 4 days at Camp Shawu, and you will be left with a lifetime of great memories and safari experience!
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