Explore the big 5 Makalali Game Reserve on foot with qualified and experienced FGASA trail guides. Get a once in a life time opportunity to track big game on foot, sleep under the stars and get that close to nature experience in its rawest format!
Groups are no more than 8 people and led by two armed and experienced guides. The first night of trail is spent in the MyKayaYourKaya lodge and the next two nights are spent sleeping either under the stars or in a tent depending on the adventure level of the hikers. Only a day pack is necessary as a bush camp will be pre-setup with toilet and shower for each night. Self-catering is the standard, but catering is available at an additional cost on request.
A typical day begins early with a coffee and rusk, then a morning hike followed by some R&R during the heat of the day. The rest of the afternoons hike ends at the new camp for the night. The pace and distance traveled will depend on animal activity, hikers fitness levels, weather, etc. A small fire will be made for comfort each night and all cooking needs to be done on gas cookers, no braai'ing allowed.
Makalali Private Game Reserve is located west of the Kruger National Park within 26 000 hectares of pristine bush-veld. It has all of the big 5, as well as cheetah, wild dog. It is a 5 hour drive from Johannesburg or you can fly to Hoedspruit and get a 1 hour transfer to the main gate.
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