RHINO WALKING SAFARIS
Rhino Walking Safaris is situated midway in our 12,000 hectare private wilderness concession in the south western side of the iconic Kruger National Park, Sharing a 15km unfenced boundary with the famous Mala Mala and Sabi Sand reserve .
WHAT IS A WALKING SAFARI?
For those more adventurous guests who would like to experience the bush on foot – Walking Safaris are offered from Rhino Walking Safaris which is not only distinctive in its design – with only four East African Safari-style tents, but also in the way things are done. The manner of trail is similar to those of SANParks in that it is a proper trail with walks of up to four hours allowing one to submerse ones senses in a hands on experience, not just a mid-morning stroll after breakfast. What sets it apart is the combination of the wealth of knowledge and experience of our highly qualified trail’s guides and unique elegance of the furnishings and treasured antiques, quality of food and service, and presence of a cool plunge pool in which to enjoy a cocktail overlooking the plain between walks.
There is the added attraction of an optional night spent out under the stars at the Sleepout Decks under the care of a qualified guide! We are delighted to be able to share this matchless blend of Kruger in style with our many return guests and supporters of ethical and responsible environmental tourism.
A stay at Plains Tented Camp is a privilege within a privilege, since the camp is set within a private concession deep in the heart of the Kruger National Park. This means that only guests staying at the camp have access to private roads where wildlife are left to interact undisturbed for generations. The camp itself overlooks the open Timbitene Plains and waterhole, where no other lodges or camps are situated. It is in the game-rich ‘sweetgrass’ central area of the Kruger National Park known for predators and large game.
Your canvas tent with its private deck looks out directly onto the open plains of the park. A central tented dining area and lounge allow for communal gathering to share your experiences and photographs. Your guide will host your meals so is available to answer all your questions about this pristine natural environment.
Safari drives make the most of the wide network of Kruger Park roads to explore the incredible biodiversity that makes Kruger a world icon, and continue after dark when the self-drive tourists have returned to their camps. We are proud of the fact that we do no off-road driving – both out of respect for nature and its long term sustainability and because in the Kruger Park it’s just not necessary!
The most popular and regularly used routes in the Kruger National Park are tarred as it is a major attraction worldwide, and it’s necessary to keep the roads in good condition both to handle the amount of daytime traffic experienced in busy seasons, and to ensure that the park can remain accessible even through the rainy season. We tend to find that animals take advantage of the smooth, warm roads, which also see more game in the winter months because these roads are situated close to the rivers.