On the banks of the great Letaba River, inside the provincial reserve of Letaba Ranch, is a jewel called Mtomeni. Forming part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, the area is home to a wide variety of wild animals and birds, and provides the perfect environment for “getting into the bush”.
The focus of the trail is careful, quiet walking that maximises opportunities to interact with, and not disturb, nature. For this reason guests walk quietly, in single file, led by a guide and backed up by a ranger. Frequent stops will allow for information and discussion, and care will be taken to ensure that it is enjoyed. This is not a route march. While game sightings of large mammals, including the Big 5, are possible, they are not guaranteed and your focus will be on the tracks and signs that make up the bushveld.
You depart camp at first light in the morning, walking out in different directions each time. There will be opportunities to explore the Letaba River, as well as the mopani veld to the south.
Depending on weather and guest interest, the guides may also drive the group out to another environment. Some days will be punctuated with mid-day breaks and additional late-afternoon walking.
Mtomeni has 12 safari tents on wooden decks, each with two ¾ beds. Linen, bedding and towels are provided as part of the tariff. Tents have a simple en-suite with flush toilet, basin and a quaint bucket shower. Your guide will prepare and serve meals around the lapa fire. There is limited electricity and solar lanterns provide light at night.