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Pafuri Walking Trail

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8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

Highlights

- Unique walking experience
- Explore remote areas of Kruger
- Expert field guides
- Camp under the stars

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Overview

Pafuri Walking Trails is a game walk-specific experience for guests who want to explore some of the Kruger’s remotest spots on-foot and up-close to untamed Africa. It covers what is regarded as the best walking area in the Kruger National Park, the Makuleke Concession, or Pafuri.

The Pafuri Walking Trails are open from April to October every year. These walks are led by field guides who have experience exploring the varied and wild plains, through which they will navigate guests. It is the little things that guests will notice on their walks; things that simply cannot be given the time or attention during a game drive. There are also plenty of big things guests will no doubt come across, such as Big Five game, which is sure to raise the heartbeat.

Home base is at the seasonal bush camp, Pafuri Camp. It is known for its regular sightings of leopard and lion due to its location overlooking the Luvuvhu River, which guests can observe from the comfort of their own tents. A healthy population of buffalo also inhabits the area, and it is not uncommon for herds of elephant to stroll past the camp during dry seasons. The walking trails accommodate a maximum of 8 guests, and each day is spent covering different areas of the surrounding wilderness.

A real highlight of the walks is Crook’s Corner, where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo rivers meet, and the Luvuvhu fever tree forest. For the more adventurous guests, a minimalist trail is also on offer, with which guests camp out under the stars or across the border in the transfrontier Park.

Certainly for true bush-lovers, this is a unique opportunity to experience the Kruger wilderness first-hand (or foot!).

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 612 reviews

(4.94/5)

  • Everything worked perfectly! We all found our trekking experience to be the best part of our adventures in Morocco. We were particularly pleased with our guide, Hussain; he did a brilliant job. He is thoughtful, knowledgable, and sweet. He represents you well.

    MissingJacob Moffat reviewing Atlas Valleys & Villages Comfort Treks on 09 March 2017

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

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