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Wild South Africa on foot

Discover the immensely diverse fauna and flora of this beautiful country up close and personal. Experience rustic nature but never too far from the comfort of a warm bed.

Destinations

Kruger National Park, Timbavati

Duration

8 nights

Investment

From $4,285 per person

Ideal time of year

April - October
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What you'll see
Itinerary
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Overview

A humbling experience you'll never forget

Once you venture into the wilderness on foot, it becomes clear why many people prefer to explore this way.

The feeling of being in tune with the wild is much more palatable when your feet are touching the ground and you are surrounded by nothing but the wild. Northern Kruger has very few roads and many hidden treasures. With ancient civilisations having lived in this area there is a feeling that is very spiritual about this area. The landscape is littered with gorges, valleys, thorn tree forests, floodplains and springs. The best time to walk this area is in winter when the temperatures are more forgiving and the water is scarce, bringing animals to springs and perennial rivers. The abundance of winter thorn trees offers many animals a source of sustenance during the dry months.

Sleep in a basic tented camp with all your needs catered for and walk from the camp each day. Or head out on a multi day backpack trail.

What you'll see

A few of the many incredible things you'll see and experience while on this journey.

Elephant
Pels Fishing Owl
Lanner Gorge
Crooks Corner
The Big Five
Baobab Trees
Elephant
Pels Fishing Owl
Lanner Gorge
Crooks Corner
The Big Five
Baobab Trees

Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Arrival - Johannesburg, South Africa

Dramatic mountains give way to a vast carpet of wilderness as you drop off the escarpment flying towards Kruger National Park. Landing in the most remote, northern reaches of Kruger, Pafuri is nestled between the banks of the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers in a land of baobabs, fever trees and huge herds of elephant. It is a land humming with life.

Days 2-4: Pafuri Trails Camp, Kruger National Park

Explore the incredible Makuleke area on foot with twice daily walks, one early morning and one in the afternoon. At 15,000 hectares in size, this private concession has very few roads and the best way to see it's hidden gems are on foot! Experience the thrill of seeing elephants on foot, walk the famous crooks corner, magical fever tree forest and watch sunset over Lanner Gorge.

Day 5: Travel day - Pafuri to the Timbavati

After four incredible days exploring Pafuri on foot, it will be time to head south, to your next lodge; Tanda Tula Field Camp. Located in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, this area is known for its natural splendor, wide swathes of bush and high density of wildlife - including the Big Five, over 350 bird species and wild dogs. Here you are likely to add some of the more illusive predators to your sightings of wildlife

Days 6 - 8: Tanda Tula Field Camp, Timbavati Private Game Reserve

Experience this wilderness on early morning and late afternoon walking safaris, and an optional evening game drive. Track big game on foot with highly trained trackers and guides, who will reveal the tempos of the wild through their insight and skill. Enjoy picnic brunches, sundowners, interactive cooking and campfire dinners.

Day 9: Departure - Johannesburg

A last morning morning bush walk and breakfast in a dry river bed before it will be time to head home. Fly back to Johannesburg to connect with onward international flights home.

Where you'll stay

Pafuri Trails Camp

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Tanda Tula Field Camp

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Need to Know

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Rates & Dates

Rates can vary significantly between seasons and will fluctuate based on the number of guests travelling and special offers that may be applicable. The rates below are based on two adults (sharing), travelling in mid-season.
Please contact us for a personal quote.
2021 Rates:
From $4,285 per person
Ideal travel dates:
April - October

Conservation & impact

conservation FOCUS

Optional: Learn about the conservation efforts in the area, and spend time in the field with experts focusing on ground hornbills, wild dogs or elephants, depending on your interests.

visit a project and make a difference

We've carefully selected local projects that are doing amazing work for conservation in the area. You can add a visit on to your itinerary which will automatically include a direct donation to their work. Note: Some of these projects may already be included in your itinerary!

Endangered Wildlife Trust (Carnivore Program)

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APNR Ground Hornbill

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Southern African Wildlife College K9 Unit

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Elephants Alive

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