Kruger National Park Walking Safari

Kruger Park Walking Safari

Walking Safaris


A Kruger Park walking safari is truly a great experience for anyone interested in wildlife and the great outdoors. To walk in the bush with the Big Five and other amazing wildlife; sharing their paths and waterholes, seeing the daily drama’s of their lives, following their tracks is an experience you will never forget!

Walking in the bush you are provided the opportunity to get a much closer look at some of the smaller animals, the flora and fauna; all of which, you would normally not see when driving around in a 4x4 Land Rover. It's also an opportunity to learn a little about bush survival and tracking.

You might even see the Little Five – Buffalo Weaver, Elephant Shrew, Leopard Tortoise, Ant Lion and Rhino Beetle.

There is no 'best time' to go on a walking safari. It's just great to walk in the bush at anytime throughout the year. There are however two distinct seasons that could determine when you would prefer to experience your walking safari:

Summer season (September - March) is the season during which all the animals flourish because of the rain - it's the time of plenty. Thunderstorms occur mostly at night. As a result the reserve is transformed into a green paradise. It's the time to enjoy beautiful trees and flowers. Hundreds of Impala lambs are born; staple diet of all the predators.

During the summer season you must be prepared for day temperatures of 27°C with max temperatures reaching 37°C. The temperatures fall to around 20°C at night, with occasional thunderstorms.

Winter season (April - August) is the dry season. Because it virtually doesn't rain in winter, the park is transformed into a brown and almost barren landscape. The animals have to concentrate at the perennial waterhole's and rivers. The grass is low, the bushes and trees have lost their leaves. As a result one can have an unobstructed view through the bush making the game viewing much easier.

During the winter season you must be prepared for temperatures dropping to 7°C at night with an odd night at zero°C. Average temperatures during the day reach a comfortable sunny 20°C.

Living in the bush for a few days is a must do experience


Walking in the wild with animals that are potentially dangerous, you must obey your rangers instructions at all times.

A reasonable level of fitness will be required for this safari as you will be walking in the region of 4 hours per day. Whilst the terrain is not too demanding and relatively flat, the amount of time spent walking is quite significant.

Unfortunately, children under 16 years are not permitted on this safari.

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