Get your boots dirty and discover the big five on an ultimate foot safari in the untouched expansive wilderness of the Kruger National Park, surrounded by bush as far as the horizon. The Kruger Wilderness Trails are multi-day walking trails in the pristine wilderness sections of the park, where there is no set route or time constraints, allowing endless indulgence in the sounds, sights and scents of nature.
The Kruger National Park has 7 Wilderness Trails spread over the length of the park. These trails start on either a Wednesday afternoon to a Saturday morning or a Sunday afternoon to a Wednesday morning. Trailists arrive and book in at the reception of the rest camp from where the trail departs. Participating guests of up to 8 persons spend 3 nights in rustic camps with two days in between spent walking. Trailists are accompanied by experienced and armed trail guides and go out for morning and afternoon walks for close encounters with Africa’s biological heritage, tracking wildlife as big and small as one can get.
For the birding purist the trails offers a never to be forgotten chance to observe birds in their natural habitat and in the case of more reclusive species, visit their known haunts with great chances of special sightings. The secrets of the bush, rocks, rivers and surrounding valleys are interpreted while on the trail or under the stars around the campfire.
The trails provide simple but wholesome meals prepared by a cook on either an open fire or a gas stove and trailists with special dietary requirements are accommodated. Don’t miss the chance to surrender to the bush, the Kruger wilderness trails are Wolhuter, Bushman, Metsi-Metsi, Napi, Nyalaland, Olifants and Sweni, and are bookable at Central Reservations.