The camp offers 4 comfortably appointed African explorer style tents, en suite with hot running water and all the comforts of home with the African Wilderness on your doorstep. Built in authentic pioneer tradition, it has the serenity of a 19th century naturalists rest, nestled in an Acacia Knobthorn thicket. A generator and a back-up battery system power overhead fans and 24 hour lighting. The generator system can be used to re-charge camera batteries at specific times. Communal Lounge & Dining Area with outside fireplace. Active waterhole. Overhead fans in all tents. 8 guests per walking trail. 2 armed rangers per walking trail.
DAY 1 - Arrival & Plains Camp
Specialising in luxury walking safaris, Rhino Walking Safaris offer exclusive traversing in 12 000 hectares of pristine bushveld in the only official wilderness concession awarded in the Kruger National Park. Approximately 10km North East (as the hornbill flies) of Skukuza Rest Camp, the concession shares a 15km unfenced boundary with Mala Mala in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, with game moving freely between the two reserves. The concession comprises of environmentally sensitive areas previously unexplored, with huge diversity of both fauna and flora – an ideal setting for wilderness walking safaris in an internationally renowned big five area.
1)Scheduled departure days for Plains Camp
2) Sleepouts are highly dependant on weather conditions. PLEASE be aware that should the weather be unfavourable on the day of the Sleep Out (heavy rain) or if there has been heavy rain in the days preceding the Sleep Out, you may have to remain at Plains Camp (due to the platforms being inaccessible).
An early morning walk / drive back to Plains Camp in time for a hearty breakfast and time to freshen up before departing back to Rhino Post Safari Lodge for your scheduled departure by car or to catch your flight out of Skukuza airport.
DAY 4 - Departure
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,485 square kilometres (7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. The administrative headquarters are in Skukuza. Areas of the park were first protected by the government of the South African Republic in 1898, and it became South Africa's first national park in 1926.
To the west and south of the Kruger National Park are the two South African provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. In the north is Zimbabwe, and to the east is Mozambique. It is now part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park, a peace park that links Kruger National Park with the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe, and with the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique.
The park is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere an area designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as an International Man and Biosphere Reserve (the "Biosphere").
DAY 2 - Plains Camp
After an early morning wake-up and an invigorating cup of fresh coffee (or tea) in the lounge, guests set off on trail where your guides will share their experience of the diverse areas situated within the proximity of Plains Camp.
Overnight: Plains Camp
3 Nights / 4 Days
DAY 3 - Sleepout
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All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African game reserve (at 147 species). Kruger supports packs of the endangered African wild dog, of which there are thought to be only about 400 in the whole of South Africa. Out of the 517 species of birds found at Kruger, 253 are residents, 117 non-breeding migrants, and 147 nomads. Some of the larger birds require large territories or are sensitive to habitat degradation. Six of these species, which are by and large restricted to Kruger and other extensive conservation areas, have been assigned to a fanciful grouping called the "Big Six Birds". They are the lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, saddle-billed stork, kori bustard, ground hornbill and the reclusive Pel's fishing owl, which is localized and seldom seen.
For something completely different and a totally unrivalled wilderness experience, guests are able to walk from Plains Camp to our Sleepouts. These are 4m high elevated wooden platforms with tents on the top level where guests will be able to literally sleep out under the stars! This is the only place in the Kruger National Park offering this unusual accommodation.
Guests arrive on foot at the platforms in the early evening carrying a light weight rucksack containing a change of clothes and refreshments.
After arriving and choosing their platform, sundowners are enjoyed overlooking a waterhole.
The guide starts preparing a traditional braai for the evening meal.
There are 2 bathrooms with basins and flushing toilets.
Please note there are no showers here. 8 guests per Sleep Out and 2 armed guides.
A typical trail may start at Rhino Post Safari Lodge where guests enjoy morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles. On the day of departure from this lodge, just after mid morning breakfast, guests will be transferred to their tented accommodation at Plains Camp. After an introductory brief on the “do’s” and “don’ts” of bush walking safaris, the guide will structure the trail taking into account the fitness level of the group and any special requests. Departures are before breakfast and again in the late afternoon to avoid the midday heat, with the average walk being between three and four hours. Walks may be lengthened or shortened depending on the group’s desires and fitness levels.
Overnight: Plains Camp