Walking safaris in the Kruger National Park
Despite the exhiliration of a self-drive or even guided safari, walking safaris are considered to be even better.Walking safaris in the Kruger National Park available in Kruger National Park (Greater Region), Kruger National Park, Limpopo, Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa, Thornybush Game Reserve, Timbavati Game Reserve
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Despite the exhiliration of a self-drive or even guided safari, walking safaris are considered to be even better.
Walking in the Kruger National Park with an experienced ranger is one of the most sought-after activities in Africa. Not only do you get to see Big Five, but you also get to understand the rhythm of the Kruger National Park's wilderness.
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The Kruger Park is renowned for its walking safaris and this meandering adventure is right up there in the Kruger. Mosat of the famous parks'camps provide guests with the opportunity to take part in daily early morning and afternoon guided walks. Guests are taken out of the camp's boundaries to explore the surrounding wilderness areas adjacent to the camp.
Experiences guides are an indispensable part of the walking safari experience. Their knowledge of the wildlife, fauna and flora is invaluable. By being on foot you get to cover an area more intensely and you are able to experience nature using all of your senses.
Know before you go
Consult your doctor before travelling to the Kruger
Take malaria meds before visiting
Bring everything you need personally because the amenities are limited
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes in neutral tones
Take hand wipes along - it can get dry and dustry in the bush
Drink a lot of water to stay hydrated
Most of the main rest camps do have shops
Focus on one area in the Kruger to explore because the entire park is roughly the size of Israel and it crosses over two provinces, borders Zimbabwe and Mozambique and is home to over 1 million animals
The south is cheaper, more popular with tourists and generally has more game
The central Kruger is more ‘bushy’, harder to get to with better views on-route
The far north is quieter with good birdlife
When to go
Please refer to the weather and climate section for the best time to travel to the Kruger.
What to pack
Basic first-aid kit
Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
Comfortable walking shoes
Neutrally-toned and light coloured clothing
Something warm if it gets chilly
Soft backpack to store personal goods when walking
Weather and Climate
The daytime temperatures in the Kruger during winter are pleasant, but it can get rather cold in the evening. The summer months on the other hand are very hot and humid, with either continual rains or occasional afternoon thunder showers.
Safari / Holiday Styles
A safari style holiday.
Where to stay
Berg-en-Dal (with satellite Malelane)
Orpen (with satellites Maroela and Tamboti)
Satara (with satellite Balule)
Boulders Bush Lodge
Pafuri Border Camp
Roodewal Bush Lodge
Imbali Safari Lodges
Jock Safari Lodge
Lukimbi Safari Lodge
Rhino Walking Safaris
Shishangeni Private Lodge
Singita Lebombo Lodge
Singita Sweni Lodge
Lion Sands Kruger
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