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Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park

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© 2009 Michael Viljoen
© 2009 Michael Viljoen
Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park straddles the borders of Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe and joins some of the most established wildlife areas in Southern Africa into a huge conservation area of 37 572 km² (± the size of the Netherlands).
This forms the core of the second-phase transfrontier conservation area (TFCA), measuring almost 100 000km² - the world's greatest animal kingdom.

Limpopo National Park

Limpopo National Park Fact Sheet


The magnificence of Limpopo National Park, the Mozambique sector of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, provides the perfect setting for an adventure without boundaries and is now yours to explore on one of the wilderness experiences on offer - whether it's a game walk from Machampane Luxury Tented Camp, a hiking trail, a back-packing and fishing experience, a canoeing or 4x4 trail.
Bordering on Kruger National Park in South Africa and bounded by both the Limpopo and Olifants rivers, with the mighty Shingwedzi flowing through its heart, Limpopo National Park is populated with a wide range of wildlife and boasts breathtaking scenery.
The following adventure destinations are accessible from South Africa through tourist access facilities in Kruger located at Giriyondo, north of Letaba rest camp, or Pafuri in the north-east at Crook's Corner. Access from Mozambique is via the Massingir dam in the south or Mapai in the east. For access details, see the attached fact sheet, or visit the Limpopo National Park website.

Machampane Luxury Tented Camp

© 2007 Machampane Lodge
© 2007 Machampane Lodge
Situated in the solitude of a pristine wilderness area in the Lebombo Mountains. Accommodation consists of luxury en-suite tents on raised decks, set into the river bank and overlooking the Machampane River.
For reservations, contact Transfrontier Trails do Limpopo at +27 (0)21 701 7860, email info@tfpd.co.za, or visit the website.

Campismo Aguia Pesqueira (Fish Eagle Camp)

© 2010 Craig Hay
© 2010 Craig Hay
Situated halfway between Giriyondo and Massingir and provides the opportunity to camp on a plateau with a spectacular view of the Massingir Dam, measuring 103 km² and featuring an abundance of bird life. The camp features an overlander site that has space for 10 campers, 10 individual camp sites and four chalets.

Campismo Albufeira

Opened late-2007 and is situated close to the Massingir entrance gate, as well as the Massingir Dam wall. It consists of 11 chalets and 10 camp sites.

Campismo reservations

Limpopo National Park Fact Sheet
See the attached fact sheet for details. For reservations at Campismo Aguia Pesqueira, Campismo Albufeira, or the Bushveld campsites, contact the Limpopo National Park Office at +258 87 301 1719 or email pnlimpopo@gmail.com or visit the Limpopo National Park website.

Kruger National Park

© Koos van der Lende
© Koos van der Lende
For details on the wide variety of accommodation options available to Kruger National Park visitors, kindly visit the SANParks website.

Gonarezhou National Park

Chilojo Cliffs © Koos van der Lende
Chilojo Cliffs © Koos van der Lende
In the Gonarezhou National Park,  the last few years has seen a gradual overhaul of most of the existing tourism facilities, with the renovation of Chipinda and Chinguli campsites, development of new picnic sites at the iconic Chilojo Cliffs and attention being paid to improving the facilities on offer at the exclusive bushcamps.  

The maintenance and extension of the road network is ongoing, which is continuously making more of the park accessible for visitors and improving the tourism experience.  

Response to the new developments has been very positive, with tourism numbers more than doubling since 2009, and regional tourists, especially from South Africa, now making up almost a third of all annual visitors to the park.  Visitor satisfaction with the quality of the game viewing has also increased as animals get more habituated to the presence of tourists.

The Chipinda Pools Tented Camp, completed in July 2012, was funded by the Frankfurt Zoological Society as part of the Gonarezhou Conservation Project and comprises four spacious East African style tents. The camp is located high up on the banks of the Runde River offering views over extensive reedbeds frequented by elephants. The riverine fringe provides excellent birding and with some luck one might get a sighting of one of the resident Pel’s Fishing Owls. Groups of nyala, kudu, impala and elephant pass through camp regularly.  

Gonarezhou Bush Camps is a mobile tented camp, which can be set up at several locations within Gonarezhou National Park depending on the time of year and wildlife movements. Also on offer are walking safaris.

For further details on the accommodation options available in Gonarezhou National Park, kindly visit the Zimbabwe Tourism website.