Rhino Walking Safaris in the Kruger
This three night luxury Rhino Walking Safari in the Kruger National Park combines the best of both worlds.
With one night at Rhino Post Safari Lodge where you can enjoy 4 x 4 game drives in a private concession of the Kruger. Followed by two nights on a walking safari in the Kruger using Rhino Plains Camp as your base.
A Rhino Walking Safari is a very special experience. You will never forget the moment when, crouched low in the aromatic golden grass beside your armed game scout and guide, you watch elephants cross the river towards you! A Rhino Walking Safari is gentle ambling so it is suitable for any adventurous adult. Each day, you enjoy a three to four hour morning walk tracking rhino, elephant bulls and buffalo herds. And learn how to identify tracks, insects and a variety of birds. Discover more about the Kruger’s habitats and ecology as you walk through the African bush.
There are other variations of this walking safari. Including three nights all at Plains Camp or two nights at Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Followed by two nights at Plains Camp. The Main price shows the 3 night option. The Red carpet price shows the 4 night option.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge focuses mostly on game drives whilst its sister lodge, Plains Camp, and the sleep-out camp, focus on walking safaris.
Practicalities: You can fly to Skukuza direct from Johannesburg or you can enjoy a road transfer from your previous lodge or from the Kruger International Airport. We can arrange air or road transfers for you.
From Plains Camp, there is also the opportunity to enjoy the Sleep-out camp - subject to availability (see our itinerary for more details). The elevated wooden Sleep Out platforms are located within the concession, approximately 1½ hrs walk from Plains Camp. Each tent has a proper mattress, mosquito netting and private bathroom. It makes for a wonderful in touch with nature experience. Please note that there is now an additional charge for the sleep-out if you are less than 3 people.
Rhino Walking Safaris in the Kruger at a glance
On arrival at Skukuza Airport in the Kruger National Park you are met and transferred by open game vehicle to Rhino Post Safari Lodge for the start of your Kruger safari. Rhino Post Safari Lodge is a 16-bed lodge, set on the banks of the Mutlumuvi riverbed, within a 12,000 hectare private concession in the Kruger National Park.
The pattern of the afternoon is to head out after afternoon tea for an afternoon/evening game drive in the Kruger National Park. You return to the lodge in the early evening to freshen up before dinner is served either in the dining area or in the dry river bed by the light of the lanterns.
The following morning as the animals rise early, to hunt in the cool of the day, you take your game drive immediately after early morning tea and coffee. The drive finishes in time for a late breakfast which will be keenly appreciated after your early morning activity. You relax in your room after breakfast until it’s time to swap the tyres for your own feet as you head off to Plains Camp to enjoy a walking safari for two days. You are transferred by road to Plains Camp and settle in.
Plains Camp is the only camp specializing in walking safaris in the Kruger National Park. The concession comprises of environmentally sensitive areas with huge diversity of both fauna and flora – an ideal setting for wilderness walking safaris. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, Plains Camp has the serenity of a 19th century naturalist’s bush camp. Mahogany furniture with brass hinges and leather straps, copper taps in the bathroom and various surveying tools and Africana memorablia complete the ‘Out of Africa’ ambience. Plains camp has four comfortably furnished African explorer-style tents all en suite with overhead fans.
Walking Safaris at Plains Camp
A walking safari affords guests the ultimate, close-to-the-wild experience, and a chance to focus on the smaller bush inhabitants including birds, insects and butterflies. You can also discover the interesting worlds of trees, grasses, flowers, geology and ecology – of course, occasionally big game can be seen on walks – including rhino, buffalo and lion.
After tea, you enjoy your first walking safari followed by sundowners in the bush before dinner back at the camp.
This morning you enjoy a longer morning walk in the cool part of the day. This is followed by a hearty and long-awaited brunch! The heat of the day will be spent around the camp, enjoying the small Africana book collection or the plunge pool overlooking the plains, which is often host to zebra, buffalo, giraffe, elephant, rhino and lion. This is followed by afternoon tea and the afternoon game walk.
From Plains Camp, there is also the opportunity to enjoy the Sleep-out camp. The elevated wooden Sleep Out platforms are located within the concession, approximately 1½ hrs walk from Plains Camp. Each tent has a proper mattress, mosquito netting and private bathroom. It makes for a wonderful in touch with nature experience. See Kate’s trip report on our Plains Camp page…
In keeping with Rhino Post’s policy of keeping everyone together on the walking safari, if the first guests to reserve their walking safari at Plains Camp requests the Sleep Out, then all subsequent reservations will be required to participate, or choose a different departure date.
After a final early morning walk, you are transferred back to Rhino Post Safari Lodge where you check-out before being transferred back to Skukuza for your onward arrangements.
We can easily book 3 nights at Plains Camp if you begin your safari on Monday (ie. arrive at Plains Camp on Tuesday).
An idea of price
All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.
It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.
All meals and accommodation, house Wine whilst at Plains Camp, game drives and game walks, park fees
International & domestic flights, visas, items of a personal nature, drinks