The 3-day Africa on Foot Wilderness Trail has grown in popularity since its inception a few years ago. Eager trailblazers have been hotfooting to Kruger to immerse themselves in the wild, while soaking up the rustic atmosphere of camp life. After 3 days of a mind blowing Kruger walking safari and soaking up the splendour of the Greater Balule on foot, it’s quite nice to finish off with a touch of luxury. Trails pairs perfectly with its luxury sister, Chacma Bush Camp. We recommend a 2-night stay at Chacma for some downtime after your rewarding Kruger bush walking experience. If you’re a self-driver, you will need to leave your car at Chacma anyway, so you might as well book in for a couple of nights.
Chacma Bush Camp
Charming Chacma is an intimate Big 5 safari lodge located in the Maseke Game Reserve in Greater Balule. The camp’s perimeter is a major drawcard for a wealth of wildlife because of the varied vegetation and abundant prey sources. Elephants, bushbuck, kudu and plains game are commonly spotted in these woodlands, and can be viewed from the comfort of the deck area surrounding the sparkling swimming pool.
Right in front of camp is a waterhole frequented by elephants, kingfishers, and a plenty of other wildlife. Just behind the camp is a beautiful rocky outcrop where leopards have been spotted. The setting at Chacma is spectacular, and guests are often awed by the profusion of game on the camp’s surrounds. Unlike the walking safaris, Chacma’s activities are centred around two game drives a day that meander their way across undulating rocky terrain, unique to the Kruger.
Trails is the pinnacle of any Kruger walking safari, and encourages active trailblazers to truly immerse themselves in the wild. For 3 nights walkers can enjoy a comfortable camp set-up in a different location each night. The entire camp is set up for you prior to arrival. You have one job: to enjoy yourself and learn about the wild.
Qualified and passionate guides take you on a journey following in the footsteps of the herbivorous mammals and the carnivorous species of the bushveld, while ensuring you learn about the smaller things beneath your foot. Morning walks usually take about 3-4 hours and then a lunch break. After eating and observing your surrounds, you’ll head out on an afternoon walk for 2-3 hours, and then retire to camp at +-15h00. Most evenings are spent sitting around a roaring campfire with a drink in hand, listening to the echoing sounds of honking hippos and distant lion roars. Nights are spent in the comfort of a classic safari-style dome tent with private facilities, and invigorating outdoor showers.