This seasonal mobile safari explores a game-rich area of a private reserve to the west of Kruger National Park.
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Africa on Foot Wilderness Trails operate in Maseke Balule Reserve west of Timbavati. This reserve is transected by the Olifants River and surrounded by other reserves, including the Kruger National Park to the north, so is just as rich in wildlife as the
Klaserie Reserve. The wilderness trails run over three nights in slackpacking style, with each night spent in a different location.
The walking area is topographically diverse and spans both sides of the upper Olifants River, making for a varied experience each day.
Minimum age for walkers is 16.
Meet on the first day in Hoedspruit at 10AM, for transfer by game viewing vehicle to the start of the trail.
To protect the environment, each trail starts at a different location, and the route is varied.
The camp and kit is transferred by vehicle each day to a new camp location.
Guests are woken before dawn to find hot water in a camp washbasin outside their tent. Once walkers depart, the camp is taken down and transferred to the next location.
The morning walk is three to four hours, with a picnic brunch taken on the trail. The aim is to reach camp by 15:00 for a snack, wash and rest. In the late afternoon there’s a shorter walk or game drive, and sunset drinks.
It’s a comfortable camping experience. Walkers sleep in two-person, stand-up canvas dome tents with real beds and solar lanterns; bucket showers and chemical toilets are provided. The trails are fully catered, with meals taken seated at camp tables before the day winds down around the campfire.
On the final day, guests are transferred back to Hoedspruit by 11AM.
- All meals, local soft & alcoholic drinks
- Bush walks & game drives
- Teas & coffees.
- Maseke Balule Conservation levy of R350 per person per stay
- Premium international drinks