A safari experience in South Africa with a difference
Experience the majesty of the African wilderness on foot
Our specialist says
If you're looking for a walk on the wild side then look no further. This is a safari experience that will take you in to the African bushveld where even 4x4 vehicles struggle. For three nights and four days you'll explore the wilderness under the guidance and watchful eyes of highly trained field guides as you track wildlife, including the famed Big Five.
- 2 nights’ accommodation in the lovely Africa on Foot Safari Lodge. 3 nights’ tented accommodation, camping in different locations whilst on your wilderness trail.
- Exclusive mobile safari in the Great Kruger’s Maseke Balule Game Reserve, each day walking new ground with 8000 hectares to explore privately.
- Discover the majesty of the African wilderness, led by highly trained safari guides.
- Potential to experience wildlife on foot, including the famed Big Five.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in a homely, boutique bed and breakfast in a quiet corner of beautiful Cape Town.
Accommodation in the wilderness will be basic yet comfortable, but after all, this trip isn't about butler service and being waited on hand and foot. It's about experiencing Africa and it's wildlife in it's natural form and the adventures it takes you on. You'll come home with a new appreciation of the natural world and stories to amaze your friends and family with.
Then after your walking adventure is over, you'll fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town for three nights exploring South Africa's 'mother city' - the perfect culmination to a safari adventure with a difference.
At a glance
• Canvas dome tents (each sleeping 2 people), individual bucket showers and chemical toilets.
• Morning and afternoon walking trails, with brunch and siesta in the bush.
• Evening game drives with sundowners in the Maseke Balule Reserve.
• New campsite in a new location, set up prior to arrival, every afternoon.
• Professional Trails Guide and Tracker conduct two walking trails per day.
• Morning walk 3-4 hours, afternoon walk 2-3 hours, arriving at your camp +-15h00.
• Environmentally friendly, pack up and go safari camping experience.
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Fly overnight from the UK to Johannesburg OR Tambo airport, South Africa.
Day 2 - Arrive in South Africa and on to the Kruger National Park.:
Your flight from the UK will arrive early morning, giving you ample time to catch your short connecting flight to Hoedspruit, located just outside of the world famous Kruger National Park.
Upon landing you'll be met at the airport and whisked to the lovely, relaxed Africa on Foot Safari Lodge, where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon and evening safari game drive before prepping for the adventure which awaits you over the coming days.
Day 3 - Into the wild:
This is the day the adventure begins proper. After breakfast, you'll be taken to the pre-arranged meeting point where you'll embark in to the African wilderness for three nights, walking where 4x4 vehicles can't often reach. Led by highly experienced guides who will track iconic African wildlife - you'll soon discover a new found appreciation for nature and wildlife. This will be your first night in your Africa on Foot tented wilderness accommodation, as darkness begins to fall, you may be fortunate enough to hear the unmistakable roar of lions bellowing their dominance in the African bush.
Read more about how a walking safari in South Africa works.
Day 4 and 5: A walk on the wild side
Led by your experienced guides, you’ll discover the intricacies and finer details of the fragile ecosystem which surrounds you, from tiny insects and reptiles to how guides track big game. Imagine the exhilarating experience of tracking and encountering herds of buffalo, elephants, rhino, big cats such as leopards and lions – and the vast array of other species which live in the African wilderness.
Nights on a wilderness trail are very special:
After a freshly prepared, delicious dinner – you’ll be amazed at what the camp staff can create – you can relax and watch and listen to the camp fire, affectionately known as bush tv, the sounds of the nocturnal wilderness waking up to their nightly activities and an ocean of star painted across the sky above you.
If you’re fortunate, you might be invited to help out with night watch at the campfire, which is an amazing experience. This is an opportunity where you can embrace silence, solitude and look into yourself, something which is very difficult to do in today’s fast paced lifestyle… finally you can hear your own thoughts…
Day 6: Back to the lodge
After a last morning at camp, you may have time for one final bush walk and then it's back to the lodge where you can have an relaxing afternoon, then head out on a safari game drive in the afternoon and maybe enjoy a cooling drink in the bush whilst watching a glorious African sunset.
Day 7: Flight to Cape Town
This morning you'll be transferred back to Hoedspruit Airport to catch your short flight to the beautiful Cape Town where you'll spend the next three nights at the homely Abbey Manor Guesthouse, which is perched on the slopes of Table Mountain.
Days 8 and 9: Cosmopolitan Cape Town
With a tonne of activities, you'll certainly not be bored in beautiful Cape Town. Do as much or as little as you like; head to Boulders Beach to see the resident penguin colony, hike up Table Mountain, soak up the fantastic art and culture or jump on the famous Franschhoek wine tour tram and enjoy some of the oldest and most distinguished vineyards in South Africa.
Day 10: The journey home
It's time to say goodbye to Cape Town and catch your international flight from Cape Town back to the UK. You'll no doubt have a tonne of stories and adventures to share with your friends and family when you arrive home.
Duration: 10 days
Location: South Africa, Africa
Trip cost includes international flights from the UK and local flights within South Africa.