17 May 2006
The LNP developed several Park Authority Developments (Pads) to initiate private sector partnership and investment. Last year Glynn O'Leary and his team secured the tender to manage the Machampane Wilderness Camp and Trail, as well as the Shingwedzi 4x4 Eco-trail and Massingir Hiking Trail.
The Machampane Wilderness Camp is nestled on the banks of the Machampane River with the luxurious en-suite tented camp overlooking the river. The camp can accommodate 10 people at the most, "although we prefer to have not more than eight."
According to Trudie Rattray, camp manager, the walking trail guests arrive on Tuesday evening where they are welcomed with a real South African 'braai', prepared by Thidie and Nora Bombi, general assistant.
The next morning sees them up before dawn and on their first walk of at least five hours. "Apart from the game and scenery, this is also an excellent bird viewing destination," says Trudie.
After a replenishing brunch and rest, the group usually enjoys an afternoon walk and later a sundowner to set the scene for dinner to end the day in style.
The following day again starts before 05h00 for the early morning walk before brunch. Two experienced guides gauge the group
Kruger Park Times: 13 - 27 April 2006
18 August 2006Victory for conservation and ecotourism as three Presidents open Giriyondo Access Facility
WEDNESDAY, 16 AUGUST 2006:The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park's (GLTP) Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility was officially opened by Presidents, Armando Guebuza of Mozambique, Thabo Mbeki of South Africread more
17 June 2006The Limpopo National Park head office almost completed
The first of the Limpopo National Park senior managers has moved into the recently completed staff housing in the Mozambican park. There are five units of which one is a family unit and the others areread more
9 June 2006Villager relocation a win-win
Mozambicans pledge their land to wildlife park in exchange for infrastructure and social servicesImpoverished villagers living next to the Kruger National Park in rural Mozambique have pledged 53 000hread more
17 May 2006Camp on the banks of the Massingir Dam and enjoy the Limpopo Park
If you need a place to stay when travelling between South Africa and Mozambique, having used the Giriyondo border post on Kruger's eastern border, you may want to consider overnighting at the Campismoread more
28 March 2006Prof Willem van Riet's visit to Limpopo National Park
Prof Willem van Riet, CEO of Peace Parks Foundation, Mr Louis van Rensburg, Project Management Consultant, and Dr Frank Raimondo, Director of Peace Parks Foundation visited Limpopo National Park in Moread more
10 January 2006Zimbabwe to relocate villagers for transfrontier park
ZIMBABWEAN authorities will relocate 700 families from villages in the southern districts of Chiredzi to make way for a transfrontier game reserve, an official said yesterday. "The 700 families will bread more
1 January 2006First map ever of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park
The opening of the Giriyondo Access Facility on 7 December 2005 was the realisation of a dream of many years of Peace Parks Foundation and especially of Dr Rupert, Peace Parks Foundation's Chairman anread more
14 December 2005First tourists make use of Giriyondo
The first tourist to make use of the newly opened Giriyondo Tourist Access Facility were Daan and Zena who own a guesthouse in PhalaborwaMore than 100 vehicles and almost 300 keen tourists have alreadread more
8 December 2005Statement by Dr Anton Rupert, Chairman and Founder of Peace Parks Foundation
Dr Anton Rupert, Chairman and Founder of Peace Parks Foundation, welcomed the announcement that the Giriyondo Access Facility between Mozambique's Limpopo National Park and South Africa's Kruger Natioread more