Shimuwini – “Place of the Baobab” – Big 5 country
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
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:
Birds to look out for in the area:
African Fish Eagles
Collared (Red-winged) Pratincole
Not to miss routes in the area:
Water centered game and bird viewing:
Guest Cottages 10
Tel: +27 (0)13 735-6683
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