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
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
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.
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.
National Park Walking Safari
Walking Safari Kruger National Park