The Sirheni bush camp is situated in ideal elephant country, also known for rarer antelope species not found elsewhere in the park
The Sirheni bush camp is situated in ideal elephant country. The area is also known for rarer antelope species not found elsewhere in the park.
The name Sirheni is derived from the Tsonga meaning cemetery – not after a human cemetery, but a large amount of elephant bones once found in the area. The camp itself is situated in a loop of the Mphongolo seasonal river in the far northern section of the Kruger National Park, on the Mopane plains. It has an idyllic setting among a grove of trees. Two hides often deliver good sightings. This area is well known for regular sightings of a resident leopard, as well as hyena, lion and elephant. The area also produces sightings of rarer antelope species, such as Sable, Roan and Reedbuck.
Why visit Sirheni?
- Sirheni has an idyllic location in prime elephant country.
- Birding can be very productive in the area.
- The mopane trees butterfly shaped leaves change to yellow, orange and red brown in autumn, which gives this area it’s unique warm winter colour.
- 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.
Make sure to visit the tropic of Capricorn cairn and the Mooiplaas waterhole, which often gets good elephant and predator sightings
In the camp, be sure to keep an eye and ear open for owls and nightjars at night.
Attempt to find one of the thousands of cicada
Biome(animal and plant habitat)
Animals to look out for in the area:
African Wild Cat – if you’re very lucky
Sharpe’s Grysbok – this is a species only found in the north of the park
Cheetah – if you’re very lucky
Wild Dog – if you’re very lucky
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:
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