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5-Day Walking Safari | Northern Kruger National Park

In the Footsteps of Africa's Wildlife

Embark on an unforgettable Walking Safari through the captivating wonders of Pafuri, located in the very north of Kruger National Park. This pristine wilderness beckons with its diverse and stunning landscapes and magical wildlife encounters, making it one of our favorite places.

COUNTRY

South Africa

LOCATION

Pafuri, Northern Kruger National Park

DURATION

5 Days | 4 Nights

MIN. AGE

18 years

UPCOMING DATES

Coming soon.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore a safari experience that goes beyond the typical tourist adventure.

Private vehicles and activities for our small group

4 nights' accommodation in an unfenced tented camp in Northern Kruger National Park

Small group of max. 8 - along with Sabrina and Jan Hendrik as your expert hosts and guides

Pafuri boasts a vast and varied landscape, from breathtaking vistas to lush, wild terrains.

Experience the thrill of encountering magnificent wildlife. Pafuri is home to an abundance of life, providing ample opportunities for wildlife enthusiasts.

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The Area

Nestled between the meandering Limpopo and Luvuvhu Rivers lies the Pafuri region, encompassing a vast expanse of 24,000 hectares (59,305 acres) within the northern sector of Kruger National Park. Within this remarkable area lies the Makuleke Concession, an ancestral homeland of the Makuleke people and unquestionably one of the most diverse and visually captivating regions within the entire Kruger National Park.

Accessible only to those fortunate enough to have access, the Makuleke concession is not open to the typical tourist. This unique tract of land rightfully belongs to the Makuleke community, marking a significant chapter in South Africa's history. In a triumphant turn of events, the Makuleke people, who were forcibly displaced from this land in 1968,

successfully reclaimed their ancestral territory in 1998 after a protracted struggle. This region now stands as a testament to their resilience and heritage.

 

Encompassing the wildest and most remote corners of the Kruger National Park, the Makuleke Concession boasts a rich tapestry of landscapes, offering a canvas of diverse vegetation, exceptional wildlife encounters, unrivaled birdwatching opportunities, and a treasury of folklore recounting the tales of early explorers and ancient civilizations.

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The Accommodation

You’ll call the seasonal bush camps home, at one with nature’s sounds and smells, a place to recharge and refuel. A hot shower, delicious food, fireside stories and starry nights before surrendering to sleep in comfort serenaded by whooping hyenas and stirring leaves.

The main area comprises a cozy seating arrangement beneath the sheltering canopy of a grand Jackal Berry Tree. Adjacent to this, there is a welcoming fire pit where guests can gather in the evening for sundowners and relaxation.

Each tent furnished with twin or king beds, charging facilities and clothes racks. Ensuite bathroom equipped with a flush toilet and wash basin, with direct access to a private outdoor hot bush shower.

Accommodation
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The Schedule

We would like to offer you a glimpse into a typical day on our Walking Safari and provide an overview of what you can expect during your days in the bush. While we prefer to maintain flexibility to accommodate the movement of animals, their behavior in various seasons, the interests of our guests, and external factors like weather, we still believe in providing a structured outline to give you an idea of your experience with us.

Your adventure begins early in the morning when we pick you up from your accommodation in Hoedspruit, where you spend the night before your safari. We embark on a scenic private game drive through Kruger National Park, traveling north into the Makuleke Concession, also known as Pafuri.

Even this drive through Kruger National Park offers glimpses of its diverse wildlife.

During our journey, we stop for a light breakfast in one of the Kruger Restcamps, providing a beautiful view. After reaching our camp, you'll have time to settle into your tent, where you'll spend the next few days. At 15:00 h, High Tea awaits you before we set out on our first safari activity to introduce you to this stunning area.

Here's an overview of what a typical day might look like:

  • 5:00 | Wake-up

  • 5:30 | Enjoy Coffee, Tea, Rusks, Muesli, Muffins, and fruits

  • 6:00 | Morning Walk: We set out early on foot from camp or drive to a different area for a walk.

  • 11:00 | Return to camp, with the specific time depending on the day. Shortly after our return, breakfast will be ready for you. Afterward, you have personal time to relax, enjoy the camp, read a book, or take a nap.

  • 15:00 | High Tea

  • 15:30 | In the afternoon, we might embark on a walk from camp or take a game drive to explore the area.

  • 18:00 | Enjoy the sunset with refreshments around the fire.

  • 19:00 | Dinner

During our walks, we always keep an eye out for the Big Five, but we also focus on the smaller wonders of nature, including insects, birds, trees, flowers, tracks, signs, and more. We aim to teach you how nature is interconnected, with every element having its purpose and unique strengths.

As John Lennon wisely said, 'Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.' This philosophy is true for the bush as well, which is why we adapt our schedule to the ever-changing natural world around us."

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The Prices

Safari Tent with en-suite bathroom - shared:

Safari Tent with en-suite bathroom - single-use:

EARLY BIRD PRICE*

Price per Person

ZAR 51'900

ZAR 62'400

PRICE 2024

Price per Person

ZAR 56'900

ZAR 67'400

*The Early Bird Price is available until 31 December 2023.

Included

  • Accommodation as stated above.

  • All meals.

  • Drinks (Select wines, local beers, soft drinks, waters & select spirits, coffee and tea)

  • Morning and evening safari activities.

  • Community & Conservation Levy

  • Kruger National Park Entry Fee

  • Transfer from/to Hoedspruit with Game Drive through Kruger National Park.

Excluded

  • Flights and airport taxes.

  • Pre and post safari accommodation.

  • Other transfers.

  • Other meals (Meals in Kruger National Park on Transfer).

  • Other drinks at the Camp.

  • Gratuities.

  • Items of personal nature (telephone expenses, curios, medicines etc).

  • Entry Visa Fees.

  • Bank Charges.

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