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Kruger National Park Bush Camps

The Kruger National Parks Bush Camps offer a true African bush experience.

About the Kruger National Park Bush Camps

The Kruger National Parks Bush Camps cater for those, who want a true African bush experience, without the bustle of the larger main camps and yet not as costly as the private safari lodges. Self catering and self drives keep the costs down, with all the privacy benefits of a small camp in prime safari areas.

Bush camps afford a more secluded, remote accommodation experience.
In these simple comfortable camps, it is all about getting as close to nature, as possible, in safety.
Accommodation may be booked as a single unit or multiple units.
No shops or restaurants are available. The main camps closest to the bushveld camps are available for any necessities and services
No day visitors are allowed.
Shimuwini and Sirheni have no facilities for Electrical equipment such as hair-dryers.
Eating and cooking is often enjoyed al fresco allowing a great bush experience on the veranda.
All units have: cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, refrigerator, and a simple stove, larger units have a small oven.
All accommodation have their own bathroom facilities.
Communal freezers are available at Biyamiti, Shimuwini, Talamati and Sirheni.

Why visit the Kruger National Parks Bush camps?

  • Most camps have lush riverine trees, which make them ideal for birders and provide cool shade in the hot Lowveld summer months
  • The camps are situated in prime game viewing areas.
  • Less noise from other camp residents, means you can appreciate and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Kruger National Park much more intimately.

List of Kruger National Parks Bush camps



Prepare your trip, by ensuring you have sufficient supplies, as the camps have no restaurants or shops.
Leave the camps early on game drives, as this will ensure you get the best game viewing opportunities, from quiet exclusive roads and game still wandering between their night grazing and water.
The camps offer great birding and tree spotting possibilities – take with your tree, mammal and bird guides.
Main rest camps close by offer restaurants and shop facilities, as well as refueling stations.

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

The camps are spaced over all the Kruger National Park biomes.

Animals to look out for in the area:

See specific bush camp lists

Birds to look out for in the area:

See specific bush camp lists

Not to miss routes in the area:

See specific main camps in the area

Water centered game and bird viewing:

See specific main camps in the area


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© images Jacques Fouché

Jacques Fouche

Jacques has been a keen travel junkie, for as long as he can remember. Having spent his childhood in Namibia, Limpopo province in South Africa (near the Kruger National Park ) and KZN in South Africa and later Cape Town, always been surrounded by nature and beautiful scenery. Qualifying as a safari guide in 1996, Jacques guided over virtually all possible natural eco systems and travelled over hundreds of thousands of kilometers, through all the southern African countries. Later he spent 8 years living and working in Austria, mixing cultural, city and natural scenic travels all across Europe.

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