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, Limpopo, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa, Thornybush Game Reserve, Timbavati Game Reserve

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

Hiking-specific socks

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)

Crocodile Bridge


Lower Sabie



Orpen (with satellites Maroela and Tamboti)


Punda Maria

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

The Outpost

Lion Sands Kruger

Pafuri Camp

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