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Chisomo Safari Camp
Luxury Tented Camp in the Big 5 Karongwe Reserve, Limpopo
Big 5 Karongwe Private Game Reserve, overlooking the majestic Drakensberg mountain range in the Limpopo Province
Chisomo Safari Camp (which means ‘blessings’) combines the warmth and vibrancy of a safari, exuding a true feeling of being in a bygone era …
Chisomo Safari Camp overlooks the Makhutsi River, tucked deep in the Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo. Covering an area of some 9000 hectares of pristine African bush, Karongwe is rapidly building a reputation as an excellent value for money and high-quality Big 5 game experience. Another big plus is that Karongwe is the closest of the greater Kruger private reserves to the soaring Drakensberg escarpment in the west, so you’ll enjoy stunning scenic views of the mountains as well as the prolific wildlife in the reserve.
Guests enjoy early morning and late afternoon safaris in open 4×4 safari vehicles conducted by experienced guides and trackers. The friendly staff at Chisomo ensure that guests are given Personal attention and service at all times. During the day, guests may relax at the pool or retire to one of the beautifully decorated lounges.
The Management and Staff of Chisomo Safari Camp are dedicated to excellence, striving to ensure that each guest leaves with wonderful memories of an unforgettable Safari and the realization that our natural environment and our heritage must be conserved for future generations to come. We endeavor to create the awareness of our responsibility towards the protection and restoration of our rapidly diminishing natural wild lands.
Chisomo, with its 22 attractive tented rooms, manages to radiate a true feeling of being in the wilderness and sharing the land with the animals. The 22 tents are all located on wooden platforms situated under the shade of towering knob thorns and Jackalberry trees overlooking the Makhutsi River - here grazing nyala and warthogs will likely greet you in the morning as you emerge from your tent. There’s no lack of romance either – there’s something about luxuriously decorated tented suites draped in crisp canvas that creates an atmosphere that harkens back to the old golden years of colonial safaris!
During the day you can relax and retire between game drives to one of the beautifully decorated lounges all furnished in true outdoor style with burnt oranges, reds and cream throw cushions scattered on welcoming couches – they’re the perfect place to chill out with a good book and perhaps a bit of bird spotting before you start slumbering! The lodge’s sparkling swimming pool is the perfect place to escape the heat of summer’s days. Another lovely option is to take a leisurely walk to the end of the lodge's path – here there is a hide that has great views of the nearby watering hole!
- All meals
2 games drive a day
With 4 rivers flowing through the reserve acting as a water source, there are plenty of animals in Karongwe – consistently excellent Big 5 viewing is the result
Chisomo is a romantically draped canvas tented camp – this can make for a more authentic bush experience for many guests than staying in a conventional room.
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