We Built a Brand new research camp in 2013. Please also watch the camp tour video on our homepage.
Located in the 8 800ha Big 5 Olifants West Nature Reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa, Indlovu west Camp is located on a hilltop overlooking a vast wilderness, with the mighty Olifants River two kilometres away.
The camp is one of only a few of these wilderness camps that exist in the world-
with no fences around the camp animals wander into camp from time to time, from entire elephant herds to lion prides to the nightly visits from the honey badger. Many a night is spent lying in bed listening to the sounds of the camp resident leopard on his territorial patrol.
Interns and volunteers are housed in 5 double chalets. These chalets are made of cement and provide a safe and comfortable place for sleep and privacy, all have easy access to the bathroom areas. At times visitors may be required to share a chalet with another person.
Chalets are all equipped with a bed,pillows, duvet and mosquito net.
Flushing toilets are provided in our open air reed bathrooms. But please conserve our limited water supply.
There is a kitchen area with a small freezer that is run on LPG gas.
A thatched Bohma office is provided for seating of up to twelve people. This is where all work/ lectures occur.
There are no electrical lights in camp; all light is provided by means of paraffin lamps.
There is cell phone reception in camp; and communication between rangers occurs via a two-way radio.
Charging of various electronic devices is ussually possible via our solar power/power inverter.
Cooking is done on an open fire. A small LPG gas stove is available for use when weather conditions dictate.