EXCLUSIVE ONE-OFF “KRUGER TRAIL” OPPORTUNITY FOR LOCALS
Owing to Covid 19 Lockdown my international clients have not been able to travel, and I am now offering this opportunity to locals at a bargain price.
WHAT IS THE “KRUGER TRAIL?
The trail is a multi stage series of 6 day self-supported hikes through the length of the Kruger National Park, wild camping en route The Kruger Trail
This is the first leg from Crooks Corner hiking over 100km point to point South West
Graham, the safari director, will ensure the authenticity of the trip as a fully immersive and unique wilderness experience, with two SANParks Rangers who will be keen to share their personal experience and tales of the region making this is an exclusive, life transforming wildlife wilderness experience not to be missed out on by the avid safari adventurer.
Walking through the Kruger bushveld off-Trail is a special never-to-be-forgotten experience and the present ban on international travel means my overseas guests are unable to enjoy the thrill of seeing our wild animals up close on foot.
Having postponed their travel but retained this booking his has given me the exciting opportunity to offer you a chance to join me on the “The Kruger Trail” at hugely discounted rates for anyone in South African, leaving the woes of the current pandemic behind.
THE BRIEF IS:
Sunday 6th September: Meeting and briefing Punda Maria Rest Camp in Kruger National Park overnight campsite
Monday: Pre Dawn drive to crooks corner to commence hike
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday: Hiking off trail 15-22 km per day camping wild in your tent.
Saturday: Walk to finish point Vlaktenplaas ranger station, collect vehicles and return to Punda Maria Rest camp.
Sunday: Guests depart.
What makes this unique is that the trail is 6 days point to point, overnight camping where the day ends and it’s not on paths, roads or in the vicinity of tourists in regions of the Kruger not accessible to the public.The intention is to coexist with wildlife not invading their space, but meandering through the bush appreciating their presence.
Obviously the route we take depends on the animal sightings aiming for know water sources, introducing a whole new and very literal meaning to Zebra crossings.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
- Pack - Tent - Food
Remember you will be carrying everything, the Safari Director, will provide you with literature and suggestions re packing lists targeting a pack weight of under 17kgs, including tried and tested branded goods from water filters and foods to cameras, tents even hiking boots.
The trail starts and finishes at the Punda Maria rest camp so you will need to get yourself there ready for the briefing at 15:00 on the Sunday 6 September.
Whilst no guarantees are made, in addition to other game, it would be extremely unlikely that you won’t see Lions, Elephants and Giraffe on foot.
We will leave some vehicles at the start and end points this needs to be arranged on the Sunday after the briefing
Once we are on the trail there is no provisioning or restocking, everything must be packed and ready and functional.
The September tour is R 8,999
Guests are responsible for transport, food and the conservation fee which is for the 8 days inside Kruger NP (use your wild card)
This particular hike is more of a really unique journey, a delving into both the literal and metaphorical senses of your ultimate wildlife adventure. You will be as enthralled with the immersion in nature as you are into your personal discovery - I have seen how members of groups that have made life long friendships on these experiences.
For anyone who is into the outdoors and has a good level of fitness (be under no illusions that this is a walk-in-the-park) and looking for a truly unique wildlife experience in a manner that is simply not available anymore. For any fit bush lover, this has to be top of your bucket list.
Once our borders are open to international tourists I will have to return the prices to normal - so I have just 6 spaces for this trip of a lifetime available for only R8,999 per person for the 7 night 8 day Kruger on foot experience.
If you or anyone you can think of whom would love this kind of experience and would be interested in hiking through big five country and approaching these animals on foot for 6 days, please feel free to pass along my details because they’ll be absolutely enthralled at the opportunity.
Thank you for reading this and I hope that you can join me and the team and immerse yourself in our wonderful country’s wildlife and landscapes which are embedded in my Signature Safaris experiences.