nDzuti SAFARI CAMP
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The nDzuti Team
nDzuti Safari Camp in Maseke Game Reserve; the Balule North area of the Greater Kruger Park is operated by Wildlife Encounters.
This tour operating company is essentially Bruce and Judy Meeser and their team of like-minded enthusiasts.
Bruce and Judy are pioneers in the safari game, having started in the early 1980’s in Thornybush Game Reserve and then onto Timbavati. Here, the couple took a two- year sabbatical from tourism and got stuck into some nitty-gritty reserve management such as erosion work, burning programmes and managing animal numbers. In 1988 they were awarded a concession in the then unknown Manyeleti Game Reserve, adjacent to the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park. They built and operated Khoka Moya Safari Camp from which they ran walking safaris in 1988. In 1989 they opened Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp, the first luxury tented camp in South Africa. During their 10 years in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, they witnessed the fall of the fences and massive moves towards conservation efforts; they themselves formed a volunteer programme for rhino monitoring and conservation.
Transfrontiers Wildlife Walking Safaris was their next venture. There they operated walking trails in reserves along the expanse of Kruger from Manyeleti in the south, to the Limpopo River in the north and often in community owned reserves. With a sense of fortune, they find themselves now in the Maseke Game Reserve a section of the Greater Kruger which has recently been awarded to the Maseke local community.
The small team at nDzuti Safari Camp working along-side Bruce and Judy are drawn from the very core of safari society. Two of the guides are the sons of previous colleagues who were also guide. Two of the chefs have worked with them for many years in other camps and other reserves. Our key team member; Sandy on reservations has known Bruce and Judy for many many years through work and socially. Other young members are keen to get into conservation-driven hospitality and to be a part of a positive contribution to the area and to conservation.
Meals at nDzuti Safari Camp are most often an alfesco affair at the fireside in the boma with twinkling lanterns or in the heat of the day in the shade on the lawn where large trees throw a shadow – name sake of the camp.
Picnics and bush dinners are offered allowing guests to spend the maximum time exploring the bush in search of wildlife encounters.
“An affordable safari at nDzuti Camp is exciting and unforgettable. The relaxed atmosphere and convivial hosting will put you at ease and the thrilling game viewing will delight you”
Bruce & Judy Meeser