Rukiya Safari Camp is located in the Wild Rivers Nature Reserve neighbouring the Greater Kruger. It is an intimate, tented camp built beneath old riverine trees on the banks of the Blyde River. It is an low impact camp with environmentally friendly construction, beautifully reused timber for decking and furniture, and light canvas for the tents.
There are 6 canvas tented rooms built on timber decking and elevated off the ground overlooking the Blyde River, which flows in front of the camp. Décor is simple, stylish and in tune with the natural ambience of the camp. Wooden walkways lead the path from the tents to the main camp area, which houses an infinity pool, boma, large balcony and canvas lodge area. There is also the Rukiya River House which is perfect for families and groups of 4 wanting a more exclusive safari experience. The house had a private verandah overlooking the river, and is located next to the camp, guests can enjoy their own private house whilst still enjoying the lodge facilities such as the pool area, sun loungers, bar, and dining experience.
Safari activities include game drives, mountain biking and optional bush walks, one of the daily activities will be conducted in a private section of the Greater Kruger or Pridelands, where there is an opportunity to see the Big-Five, the other will be on the Wild Rivers reserve where the camp is located, there are a variety of species to see here such as leopard, hyena, giraffe, zebra and many antelope species, other big game is absent from this reserve. There are also a host of activities in and around the nearby town of Hoedspruit.
Rukiya Safari Camp is located in the Wild Rivers Private Nature Reserve about 10km outside Hoedspruit neighbouring the Greater Kruger region of Limpopo.
Wild Rivers is a 3000-hectare area forming part of the 12000-hectare Blyde Olifants Conservancy.
The camp itself lies on the banks of the Blyde River only 500m upstream from the confluence of the significant Blyde and Olifants Rivers.
The reserve is home to an array of wildlife species and phenomenal birdlife; it has a mountain view and the presence of water, which makes it a magnificent spot in the bush.
The local Hoedspruit airport is only 45-minutes’ drive away, making it an easily accessible yet remote safari experience.