Walking in the African bush
There are thousands of wildlife destinations on the African continent but few that really offer an authentic wilderness experience to tourists. Also known as wilderness trails, walking trails allow a more adventurous visitor the chance to experience the bushveld. Guests are taken to interesting places in the surrounding wilderness areas. The walk itself is relaxed and the guests are led by an experienced and armed game ranger who share their intimate knowledge of the bushveld and wildlife.
Kruger Wilderness Walking Trail
Staying in a rustic, primitive camp and experiencing the African bush on foot is much closer to an ultimate wilderness type of recreation. That is what we offer the more adventurous tourist – wilderness, remoteness, tranquility and a big bonus: no other people! Although the trails are conducted in big five areas the purpose of these trails is to have an authentic wilderness experience. There are 7 different wilderness trails to choose from. Being on foot makes you feel part of the environment and not removed from it as you would be when you spend your time in a vehicle.
Limpopo Walking Trails
The walking trails are conducted in a private concession in the Limpopo National Park by a knowledgeable guide and park ranger. Although the Big 5 are present in the park there are lower densities of game than on the South African side. Fly camps are set up by a camp assistant before guests arrive in camp from their afternoon walk every day. The tents (maximum of eight guests per trail) are simple yet comfortable and the stretchers, mattress and sleeping bags provide for an adequate night’s sleep.
Serengeti Walking Safari
Imagine walking through the wilderness of the world-renowned Serengeti ecosystem and the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. This walking safari takes guests through the spectacular Serengeti National Park on foot. It includes vehicle-based game viewing, with a visit to Ngorongoro en route. On day 1, guests depart on safari to Ngorongoro. The drive is interesting and varied – a mix of farmlands, local villages and some spectacular scenery. The night is spent at a lodge on the crater rim, and in the afternoon there is an option to enjoy a walk with a local Masai guide in the area
Rhino Walking Safaris
Rhino Walking Safaris’ Plains Camp is a colonial, explorer styled tented camp overlooking the scenic Timbitene plain and waterhole in the central Kruger National Park. The camp is built on raised wooden decks without the use of concrete so as to limit the impact on the land, and to keep in accordance with stringent Kruger Park concession laws. The friendly and efficient staff will make sure guests have an enjoyable and carefree stay. They serve drinks and delicious South African-styled meals. The shaded dining room and lounge are tastefully decorated with antique furniture and accessories with African safari-styled ornaments.