And right at the other end of the spectrum, there's Mukuyu Camp – for ultimate luxury and exclusivity. The facilities at Nsobe Game Camp include two public bars, a restaurant, a swimming pool and a butchery. The secluded Bush Spa includes a sauna, jacuzzi and resident masseuse, and the TV Lounge has satellite television.
Lawn sports equipment for croquet and volleyball are also available. The camp blends in naturally with the environment where animals and birds abound. It offers a range of accommodation to suit different styles and budgets.
Nsobe Game Camp provides a campsite for those bringing their own tents. This is adjacent but separate from the main camp, with a hot water ablution block, but no power points. Their campsite is right on the water's edge, perfect for fishing or just sitting around your bonfire.
The campsite is large and nicely grassed, with individual braai stands and tables down by the water's edge. The toilet blocks are regularly cleaned and functional with hot water. There's the swimming pool nearby, and also the bar and restaurant 100m away.
Nsobe Game Camp excels in the friendliness of the staff, and their genuine desire to ensure guests have a pleasant stay.
Visitors can come as day trippers or for longer spells as safari accommodation is available. Nsobe' means 'sitatunga' in the local language. The sitatunga is a rare shy antelope which you may be fortunate enough to see on safari here. The predominant habitat is miombo woodland. Other habitats include dambos, riverine thickets and wetlands.
Nothing beats a Central African night sky, being situated 60 kilometres from the nearest electrified town, the Southern Hemisphere constellations and the Milky Way are absolutely spectacular here.
Safari trips: Nsobe Game Camp has an open safari vehicle, or if you prefer you can use your own vehicle.
Swimming: At Nsobe Game Camp, you may swim in the dam, or in the natural rock pool – a refreshing bush-style jacuzzi!
Farm tours: Since Nsobe is part of a commercial farming venture, where animal husbandry and aquaculture are practised, tours can be arranged to the integrated fish and pig scheme, and the beef feedlot.
Fishing: Fishing provides a great recreation and opportunity to have fun and spend quality time with friends and family. Nsobe Game Camp has two large crocodile-free dams well-stocked with a number of species of tilapia (bream), carp and barbel. There are 3-man canoes for hire, or you can fish from the water's edge. The experienced and knowledgeable guides can take you to the best fishing spots to satisfy your thirst for action! kids are encouraged to refine their fishing skills here, visitors are allowed to hire fishing equipment.
While Nsobe Game Camp encourages catch and release, many of the fish are tasty when prepared. At Nsobe Game Camp expect to catch:
Other facilities on site include:
For overnight conferences up to 46 people can be accommodated in shared accommodation.
Casual dining restaurants
Nsobe Restaurant offers indoor and outdoor eating in a landscaped setting by a beautiful dam. The choice of dishes on the bistro-style menu suits the relaxed environment – for example exceptional steak or chicken accompanied by chips and fresh salad.
The restaurant is available to guests staying at the self-catering chalets and for conference delegates. Visitors staying in the safari tents and chalets enjoy this dining experience as part of their accommodation package – a full English breakfast every morning and a three course dinner in the evening.
Lunches are available separately, diners eat in the restaurant and bar area in a thatched roof building with views over the dam, or at rustic tables and chairs on gently sloping lawns or right by the water. There is also a fully stocked bar with a choice of soft and alcohol beverages.