Explore the Wild: Discover the Beauty of the Kruger National Park
nThambo Tree Camp is ideal for an intimate, authentic Kruger safari. Located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve and sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger; it’s rich in wildlife viewing. nThambo Tree Camp chalets are constructed from of canvas, raised wooden platforms, and topped with thatch roofs. Each chalet is eye-level with the trees and there are small balconies from where guests can game watch in the comfort of their rooms. Sleeping only 10 people in total, guests are guaranteed a personalised, memorable safari experience.
Experience a Kruger Safari at nThambo Tree Camp and stay in unique accommodation in the heart of the Klaserie. The Klaserie Private Nature Reserve is part of the Greater Kruger and shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park. It is here that guests can take part in Big Five game drive safaris.
On game drive guests will be led by experienced and professional game rangers through a wildlife area rich in game. There is the chance to see all of the Big 5 in and around camp at any time, so guides will escort guests to and from their rooms at night.
There are 5 identical treehouse-style chalets at nThambo Tree Camp, each elevated on wooden stilts at eye level with the trees and overlooking the open area in front of the camp. Thatched, timber structures with private balconies, en suite bathrooms, and comfortable double or twin beds. There are luggage racks, mosquito nets, clothing shelves, safes, and desks in each room. There are no fences around the camp, so care should be taken when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back.
One of the main features of a safari is a 4×4 game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game than on a self-drive safari, as you are guided by experienced rangers and in appropriate vehicles. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This enables to you to get within five to 10 metres of the large animals – and safely!
All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Toyota Land Cruisers; which are perfect for photographic and video opportunities. The afternoon game drives generally leave at 16:00 and include late afternoon game spotting, a sundowner stop and a game drive that continues into the night.
The team at nThambo are flexible when it comes to guests’s needs and will go out of their way to ensure a special occassion is celebrated. Bush dinners and breakfasts are often arranged over the festive season, upon request or if there is a group of friends travelling together.
If this is something you would like us to arrange, please request this beforehand.
Our standard morning procedure is to take guests out on a game drive but if guests are interested we can arrange a bush walk after breakfast.
All Walking Safaris are led by qualified rangers who have had intensive specialised training in approaching dangerous game and we demonstrate how to behave when encountering animals. In addition to allowing you to view the larger mammals on foot, rangers will impart valuable knowledge about the surrounding vegetation.
A bush walk will allow you to track animals on foot and learn what types of tracks various species leave when traversing the bush. Bush walks are a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.