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Shimuwini

Shimuwini – “Place of the Baobab” – Big 5 country

About Shimuwini

Shimuwini – “Place of the Baobab”.

Shimuwini, Meaning “Place of the Baobab”, is named after the majestic Baobab trees, that grow in the area along the Letaba river. These majestic trees become ancient, some estimated to be around 2000 years old – maybe even as old as 3000 years. As the campsite was destroyed during the devastating floods in 2000, this camp has the newest facilities.

Why visit Shimuwini?

  • Shimuwini has an idyllic location in prime elephant country.
  • Birding can be very productive in the area.
  • Crossing of the tropic of Capricorn

Tips:

A camp to get away from the crowds in the larger main camps.
Walk around the camp site for,great birding and tree spotting possibilities.
Visit the Letaba camp to view the elephant hall – dedicated to the great tuskers(large tusked elephant bulls) of the Kruger National Park
In the camp, be sure to keep an eye and ear open for owls and nightjars at night.

Biome(animal and plant habitat)

This area has some of the most mixed trees in the Kruger National Park – apple leaf, baobab trees, mixed bushwillow, silver cluster leaf, leadwood, mopane, acacias

Animals to look out for in the area:

Baboon
Buffalo
Cheetah
Crocodiles
Duiker
Eland
Giraffe
Hippopotamus
Hyena
Impala
Kudu
Leopard
Lion
Roan
Sable
Tsessebe
Waterbuck
Wildebeest
Zebra

Birds to look out for in the area:

African Darter
African Fish Eagles
African Spoonbill
Black-bellied Bustard
Black-winged Stilt
Chestnut-backed Sparrowlark
Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole
Cormorant Reed
Cormorant White-breasted
Crowned Lapwing
Egrets
Kingfishers
Red-crested Korhaan
Storks
Swallow Mosque
Swallow Wire-tailed
White-winged Tern

Not to miss routes in the area:
Water centered game and bird viewing:

Find more information about the environment around the bush camp, from the main camps close by
See Letaba
See Mopani

Accommodation:

Cottages 5
Guest Cottages 10

Contact Shimuwini

Tel: +27 (0)13 735-6683

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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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