Eco Training – Makuleke concession
About the Accommodation
The Makuleke concession, situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in the northern section of Kruger National Park, is certainly the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger Park and offers varied vegetation, great wildlife viewing and the best birding in the entire Park.
Scenery ranges from the beautiful, quietly-flowing Luvuvhu River shaded by nyala trees and fever tree forests and teeming with hippos and crocodiles to the awesome Lanner Gorge, palm-fringed wetlands and rocky outcrops with thousand-year-old baobab trees.
About the Birding
Ask any birder to name the three best bird-watching destinations in South Africa and Pafuri will come up close to, if not at the top spot. EcoTraining’s Kruger National Park Camp is situated in the Makuleke concession. The camp is located between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers. This is a true wilderness area, steeped in history and situated in the remotest part of Kruger in one of the most biologically diverse areas.
Makuleke is one of South Africa’s best-known birding destinations and supports around 450 species of birds or 90% of Kruger’s total species list. The combination of the varied habitats, the northerly (tropical) location in South Africa and the presence of resident birders all contribute to this high total.