WALKING SAFARIS

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Our party of seven first-time visitors to South Africa was privileged to have the expert help of Julie from Khaki Fever Safaris to craft our first ever safari in Africa. Julie ensured we had a most memorable and enjoyable experience of the African bush which we could easily have missed out on – including full day Kruger safaris with a very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, experienced guide. We saw many different species including the big 5 at close range in the most beautiful settings imaginable. Our lodge was superb with everything we could want, and with it’s own range of “plains game” which greeted us on arrival – a most wonderful introduction to our African stay. Our trip also included a Panorama Route Tour with the Magnificent Blyde River Canyon.  Many thanks Julie for organising a perfect trip in every way which totally exceeded our expectations!

– JUDITH, NEW ZEALAND

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Julie and the team at Khaki Fever Safaris did the most fantastic job of organising a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me and my friends when we visited South Africa. Julie understood our brief completely, and provided a great selection of offerings, tailored to our group and was very prompt at getting back to us with any questions we had. The option we chose was absolutely perfect – beautiful accommodation in a tranquil setting surrounded by so many gorgeous animals, delicious meals, fantastic drivers and guides and wonderful day trips to Kruger National Park and surrounding areas. Right from the moment we arrived in South Africa, we felt so welcome – from a handwritten note and gorgeous stainless steel drink bottle gift from Julie and the team, to her checking in along the way to make sure we were having a wonderful time. Thanks so much again – we can’t wait to come back again one day!

– REBECCA, NEW ZEALAND

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CONNECT WITH NATURE

 

This is the closest you’ll get to being a part of Africa’s wild. Walking safaris are non-intrusive and allow you to truly connect with nature, often recalibrating your perspective on life. See and learn about the smaller things often missed on a traditional safari. From insects and flowers, to trees and birds, your guide will teach you about the ecosystem you’re visiting and how each creature fulfils a special role in it. Stay in luxury, authentic bush camps and enjoy walking trails each morning and afternoon. Walking safaris are great for families and groups of friends; and it’s easy enough to add a short walking trail onto the end of your traditional wildlife safari! Or simply opt for a few walks instead of game drives at your lodge or bush camp.

UNIQUE

Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Walk in extreme isolation and pure wilderness. From towering forests and pristine floodplains, walking here is not simply a vacation, it’s a wilderness experience of a lifetime.

Your guide will ensure you “tread lightly” on the environment and get you within a safe distance of elephants, lions, wild dogs, and more. Base yourself at one of Mana Pools’ luxury bush camps and walk from there; or embark on a 3-night walking trail along the edge of the Zambezi River, where you’ll camp along the way in a luxury “mobile camp” set up. Ask us about the various options!

BREATH-TAKING

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Experience an extraordinary wilderness of riverine forests and lush water-lilied swamps in small and intimate bush camps in the Okavango. The “Delta” is bursting with life in every form, and seeing phenomenal birds, antelope, hippos, baboons and elephants is common on foot.

A walking trail here is a must to start or end your Okavango visit! Choose a trail in the central Delta where mekoro trips are available; pick an intimate, luxury camp in the eastern Delta where you walk out from your base camp each day; or choose a traditional, luxury safari camp where horseback safaris, walking and mekoro trips are all on offer.

WILDERNESS

Selinda Adventure Trail, Botswana

This highly sought-after 3-night/4-day adventure comprises a mix of walking and canoeing in order to access the most remote and beautiful areas of this pristine part of Botswana. A helicopter flight will transport you to the starting point of the trail on the Selinda Spilway, a small channel of water linking the Okavango Delta to the Linyanti, and well known for some of Botswana’s largest herds of buffalo and elephant, roan antelope and African wild dog.

You will meet traditional “water bushmen” who live in the area, enjoy dinner around the camp fire each night, and glamp in extreme luxury in already-set-up camps each night. Disconnect from all the stresses of the real world in this phenomenal wilderness.

DIVERSE

Kruger National Park, South Africa

There are seven Kruger Trails to choose from, and each one guides you through diverse and beautiful habitat from the iron-wood forests and hippo-dotted riverbanks of the Olifants Trail, to the “koppies” (rocky hills) and Marula trees of the Metsi-Metsi Trail.

These trails offer a new window into the park, so escape the crowds and see exceptional Kruger on a more intimate level. Most trails are 3 nights long, and accommodation is in basic A-frame huts. The walks depart twice a day from your base camp. This is a very affordable option for any walkers on a budget.

MAJESTIC

Pafuri, Kruger National Park

The northern-most section of Kruger – Pafuri – is arguably the most beautiful region in the entire park. This 3-night, privately-operated walking trail takes you from woodland and riverine forests, to mountains, floodplains and pans where animals and birdlife are in abundance.

It’s in Pafuri where you will find forests of towering fever trees, groves of ancient baobabs over 200 years old, and where the dramatic Lanner Gorge sinks into the ground below you as you sip on a cold gin and tonic as the sun sets behind you. This luxury walking trail will most definitely be the highlight of your South African safari!

ADVENTURE

Rhino Walking Safaris, Kruger National Park

In the wildlife-rich area of central Kruger, an intimate and luxurious colonial-style bush camp offers fantastic, exclusive, walking experiences. Your camp overlooks a large plain where a variety of general game as well as predators are spotted regularly, and the waterhole at the end of the pan is a popular drinking spot for elephants.

You’ll often encounter rhinos, elephants and lions on walking safaris in this area, so make sure you listen to every word and command from your expert and experienced ranger. This is a fantastic, active and immersive option to tag onto the end of your Kruger or South African safari.

UNWIND

Dolphin Trail, South Africa

On the dramatic and breath-taking Tsitsikamma coastline, on South Africa’s Garden Route, you’ll find the 3-night luxury (slack-packing) Dolphin Trail. The trail winds through various beautiful habitats including fynbos, indigenous forest, and rocky coastal beach. A less strenuous version of the Otter Trail, this trail is no less beautiful or memorable. Each night is spent in a different 4-star lodge with phenomenal views of the coastline or the area’s indigenous forests.

TIP

Getting off the beaten track is easy with one of our “Into Africa” experiences. Find yourself in the middle of the bush or on a quiet, flowing river surrounded by only the sounds of nature. A lot of guests get tired of sitting on a game drive vehicle for two weeks (there is a lot of eating and drinking on safari too!), so get out, stretch your legs, and get closer to a “real” Africa.

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