Life has been busy and the safaris have been running back to back.
Through all of travels over the last 2 months, one particular safari experience stands out firmly.
I stayed at a place called Camp Shawu for 6 days. I hosted our annual Kruger Photo Safari here, and the experience was so much more than what I could have imagined or hoped for!
The camp is located right on the banks of the Mpanamana Dam, one of the largest dams in the south eastern Kruger. The dam has incredible power over the movements of the resident wildlife, and would play host to constant herds of buffalo, elephant and all sorts of general game.
The fact that the rooms are located right on the banks of the dam, meant that you had a front-row seat to an abundance of wildlife! Hippo’s are the norm, as are the many lone buffalo bulls, troops of baboons, vervet monkeys, giraffe and large herds of impala.
This camp itself was so exciting, that you almost could not wait to return from game drive, just to see what would be waiting for you at the waterhole.
This is the reason why I loved it so much. There was never a gap or time where you would not be looking out for wildlife. From game drive to breakfast lunch or off-time spend in your massive room, your eyes and ears were constantly poised for any potential movements or sounds.
Game viewing within the immediate vicinity of camp was ridiculous! A pride of nearly 30 lions call this dam their home, and they would not leave! On most days we would find them within 5 minutes of camp, an absolute dream experience for any safari goer and wildlife photographer!
So here’s a selection of wildlife images I captured whilst leading this awesome safari, all within 5 minutes of the actual camp. That’s right, only 5 minutes 🙂
As you can see from the images above, to think all that was captured within such a short distance of our home base was truly incredible!
Our Wild Eye guests fortunate to have experienced this 15000 hectare private concession in Kruger Park with us captured not only incredible wildlife images, but also amazing memories.
Have a look at one such guests’s personal account by clicking HERE.
We would love for you to experience this with us next year, or even enquire to book the safari privately!
Thanks for your time, trust you enjoyed the experience with me.
Till next time,
2016 Kruger Photo Safari
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