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Game Drives: Game drives comprise a 3-hour morning / 2-hour afternoon safari in a Big 5 private concession in the Olifants West Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger. On drives, you'll learn about the flora and fauna of the African bush. Early mornings and late evenings are the best time for game viewing.

Sundowners and Coffee Stops: During the morning game drive, you'll stop for coffee in the middle of the bushveld. Evening game drives always include a sundowner stopĀ and snacks.

Wildlife Experiences

Daily Schedule

Useful info

When to go

Although May to October is the most popular safari season, Nambu Camp is a great year-round destination for game viewing.

During the dry winter months, wildlife tends to congregate on the banks of the Olifants River and at the waterhole in front of camp. October to April are considered the summer months, the rainy season.

During the summer the bushveld turns into shades of emerald and flourishes with life. Summer is the perfect season for birdwatching.

What to pack

The climate in the Lowveld brings the hot summer months between October and April when the rainfall is high. The dry winter months begin in May and carry on until October/ November, during which time the weather is mild during the day with temperatures averaging mid to high 20s, while very cold in the evenings and early mornings.

  • Throughout the year, we recommend packing lightweight, neutral-coloured clothing with short sleeves
  • Bring sun protection in the form of sunblock, sun hats, and glasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Scarves, jackets and gloves are needed for early mornings on game drive, especially in winter
  • Comfortable walking shoes as well as open sandals for when the weather is hot
  • Cameras and binoculars for the many wildlife sightings
  • Adaptor plug
What to expect

Whilst staying at Nambu Camp you can expect:

  • Big five game drives conducted in the Olifants West Nature Reserve.
  • An authentic safari-style camp, completely surrounded by nature.
  • High quality, modern and simple cuisine.
  • Superlative views of the Lowveld landscape from the main area of camp.
  • Scenic sundowners stops and snacks, sunset views and games down by the river.
  • Excellent bird watching from the pool deck and the camp's lush gardens.
  • Friendly and welcoming staff / knowledgeable guides

What you'll see


The Olifants' undulating landscape means that there are many great vantage points on our traverse, perfect for spotting any movement below from iconic big cats and other scavengers. The flowing waters of the Olifants River run through the reserve, providing the perfect habitat for crocodiles.

It's not uncommon to spot crocodiles lurking in the water or basking in the sun. Leopards, lions, cheetah, servals, African wild cat, and African wild dogs are also spotted in abundance in the Olifants West Nature Reserve.


Nambu Camp is built in the heart of the Olifants West Nature Reserve which is open to the Kruger National Park. This wild and diverse reserve is home to the big five and a vast array of other mammals. The camp itself overlooks a winding dry riverbed and bustling waterhole.

Animals are free to move and roam, especially elephant herds which are in abundance. From giraffe to rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and waterbuck, there's over 147 species of mammal to spot in the Olifants West Nature Reserve.


The Olifants birdlife is second to none with a huge variety of riverine species drawn to the winding waterway. The rare Pel's fishing owl has often been seen as well as kingfishers, herons, vultures and many eagle species. However, a perfect location to observe the birdlife is at the camp itself.

The camp is home to nesting tawny eagles, and vibrant sunbirds frequent the verdant gardens here at Nambu. Bird watching at camp is a true highlight, and there are over 250 species in the Olifants to see.

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