12 Day Kruger to Gonarezhau, Zimbabwe Route

Minimum of 3 vehicles (6 pax) & maximum of 5 vehicles (10 pax)
Day-by-Day

DAY 1 PHALABORWA GATE – LETABA CAMP 51km

We meet our campers at the Phalaborwa gate, the entrance to the Kruger National Park.  Our first-night stay is at Letaba Rest Camp.  Our drive is an easy-going one as we have only 51km to travel.  Cost to enter the Park is for the client’s account.  We hope to see some nice game through the Park.  Tonight, we braai!

DAY 2 LETHABA CAMP – MANGANHE CAMP 128km

We get to get an early start with coffee, rusks and cereals.  Although we have only 128km to go, the going will be slow and we have the border crossing to contend with.

The camp will be at the beautiful Massingir Dam.  The road condition varies from good to average.  We can fill up with fuel.  We stop to have lunch on the Mozambican side of the border.  Be on the lookout for Hyena and large herds of Elephants.  Our journey to the beautiful Gonarezhou has gained some momentum and dinner is served.  Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day ahead.

DAY 3 MANGANHE CAMP – MAVENTANE WILD CAMP 173km

A nice breakfast gets us on the go.  The road condition becomes poorer and the travelling is slow.  We must contend with real African conditions.  Our camp tonight is under the stars, a wild camp is always nice.  We camp next to a small village Maventane that is on the edge of the Limpopo river.


DAY 4 MAVENTANE WILD CAMP – MAPAI CAMP 173km

After a good night’s rest and a nice breakfast, we head up North to our second wild camp.  Lunch is next to the road and the going is slow as the road is not in a very good condition.  We arrive at our destination in the afternoon and pitch camp knowing that tomorrow we will enter the Gonarezhou Park.  An early night for the campers after today’s driving.


DAY 5, 6 & 7 MAPAI CAMP – CHINGULI CAMP 209km

With a long drive ahead of us we set off to Chinguli Camp in Gonarezhou.  We are going to stay there for 3 night’s and explore the area.  The word Gonarezhou means Elephant.  This is truly one of Southern Africa’s best-kept secrets, a beautiful place.  Dinners here will be mostly braai’s and potjiekos.


DAY 8 CHINGULI CAMP – CHILOJO CAMP 82km

Breakfast is at 8am this morning as we do not have far to drive to our next camp site, Chilojo.  Very scenic drive and a beautiful campsite on the Runde river and we will have a nice view of the famous Chilojo Cliffs.


DAY 9 & 10 CHILOJO CAMP – GAYISENI CAMP 52km

This morning is a very short drive to Gayiseni Camp.  We are to stay there for 2 nights.  The short trips during the day will take us through some beautiful and very scenic parts of the Park.  We are sure to see lots of Elephants and at night and early mornings hear Lions and Hyena.


DAY 11 GAYISENI CAMP – CHIPUNDA CAMP 74km

This morning is our last in the Eastern part of the Park.  We head on to Chipunda Camp in the West.  The drive takes us through the wildest part of the Park.  We camp next to the Runde river and have a nice braai.


DAY 12 CHIPUNDA CAMP – LIMPOPO RIVER CAMP 286km

Today is an early start as we have the border crossing to contend with.  We leave Gonarezhou Park and reflect on the experiences we had.  Tonight’s dinner is at a Restaurant.  We thank all our friends and campers for a lovely time and share all our experiences.


What do you get?

9

Camping fees

9

Guide fees

9

2 Meals per day

Your responsibility

9

Own vehicle

9

Own fuel

9

Own drinking water 5 liter /person /day

9

Own shower water

9

Own camping equipment

9

Own toilet and shower

9

Any other recreational activities 

9

4 Bags of wood 

9

Own cutlery and dishes

9

Cross border fees (if applicable)

9

Park fees

Minimum Vehicle Qualification

9

Enough fuel for 600km


9

Good set of all terrain tyres

9

4×4 Vehicle

9

Recovery points and gear

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