Three Day Big Five Walking Safari
There is something magical about a walking safari in the African bush. On the banks of the Great Letaba River, inside the Greater Kruger National Park, is a jewel waiting to be explored with Tambuzi Safaris. Under the Jackalberry trees that shade the comfortable safari tents, that will be your base from where you will start and complete your Walking Safari that will cover varying terrains.
Guests will spend two relaxing nights in a small intimate camp, and walk an average of between 5 – 10 km per day, depending on the fitness of the group.
All food is provided and limited supply of local beers & wine is available to purchase, and guests are welcome to bring their own drinks for evening consumption.
Unfenced from Kruger National Park, this jewel is within the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, this area is well known for its large herds of elephant and cape buffalo. The Reserve is also a hotspot for African Wild Dog sightings. Guests will depart camp at first light in the morning, walking out in different directions each time.
There will be opportunities to explore the riverbanks of the Great Letaba River, as well as the mopani bush veld to the south of the river. Depending on weather and animal movements, the guides may also drive the group out into the middle of the reserve to start a day’s hike in yet another environment.
The focus of the Big 5 Walking Safari is careful, quiet walking that maximises opportunities to interact and not disturb nature. For this reason, guests walk silently, in single file, led by an experienced guide and backed up by a ranger with extensive knowledge of the area, wildlife, birdlife and indigenous vegetation. Frequent stops will allow for information and discussion, and care will be taken to ensure that the pace is set at one that is enjoyed.
This is not a route march. While game sightings of the large mammals are possible, your focus will be on the tracks and signs that make up the bushveld. While you are walking, your guide will also teach you the theory of bush survival skills and show you basic tracking. The area is home to a large variety of birds and your guide will help with identification and habitat information. The trail walks include a combination of full-day and morning and evening walks. The guide will plan the configuration that is most suitable for the weather, game movements and guest fitness.
The Safari Camp has 11 safari tents on wooden decks, each with two ¾ beds. Linen, bedding and towels are provided. There is a en-suite bathroom with flush toilet, basin and shower. The tents have 12V lighting and a solar charger for cell phones (USB or cigarette lighter adapters.)
The cooking and dining facilities are communal, and your guide will prepare and serve meals at the boma around a fire. Small groups may be joined by other adventure travellers who are also visiting the camp. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded travellers. With only limited solar lighting available in the communal area, paraffin or solar lanterns are provided for light at night. Guests are advised to bring their own torches or headlamps if they want bright lights.
This is a malaria area, and precautions are advised.
Lightweight, comfortable clothing is required, with worn-in hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes. Neutral clothing is advised, with sun protection, and windcheaters. Binoculars and cameras are welcome, and guests are welcome to carry their own day pack.
The trail can accommodate up to 6 hikers.
Guide: Certified FGASA Nature Guide
Duration: 3 Days & 2 Nights
Location: Greater Kruger
Price: R 19828.00