Walking Trails with Chris Bates Safaris

Stay in the beautiful Pafuri tented trails camp overlooking the Lavuvhu River in the magnificent Makuleke Concession. Experienced guides walk you through the African bush shared with the big 5 and over 500 species of birds.

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  • Duration: 3 Days
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This trail is an adventure into the wild.  Your trail guide will fetch you from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria, or your accommodation in and around Kruger Park. You will be taken to Pafuri Trails Camp and be booked in on a fully inclusive basis, which includes all meals and local drinks.  Time permitting you may take a sunset walk into this wilderness and enjoy the African sunset from a vantage point. Breath in the smell and listen to the sounds of Africa.  When back at camp you sit around the camp fire and enjoy a drink while waiting for your supper to be served.  
Wildlife viewing from this camp can be rather extraordinary with large herds of elephant located in the area during the dry months, there is also a healthy population of buffalo and is known for regular sightings of leopard and Pel's Fishing Owl due to its fantastic location on the Luvuvhu River.  

  • Chris Bates Safaris is affiliated with a trails walking company.
  • He has completed field guide, backup trails, advanced rifle handling, tracks and signs, birding, navigation & orientation and field observations courses.
  • Situated between the Limpopo and the Luvuvhu Rivers in the northern section of the Kruger National Park is the Pafuri region, an area spanning 24 000ha (59 305 acres). Within the Pafuri area is the Makuleke Concession, the ancestral home of the Makuleke people and the most diverse and scenically attractive area in the Kruger National Park.This area is certainly the wildest and most remote part of the Kruger National Park and offers varied vegetation, great wildlife viewing and the best birding in all of the park, and it is filled with folklore of early explorers and ancient civilisations.

  • Maximum 8 guests on a 3 night / 4 day trail.


  • Game viewing on foot 
  • Two trained FGASA guides


  • Chris Bates Safaris is affiliated with a trails walking company.
  • Which is located in the Makuleke Concession in the northern Kruger National Park.
  • Maximum 8 guests on a 3 night / 4 day trial.

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Operated by: Chris Bates Safaris

What’s included

  • Transfers from your hotel or lodge in Johannesburg or Pretoria, or accommodation in the Kruger Park area to Pafuri,and return to your lodgings. 

What do I need to bring

    • Comfortable walking shoes and safari gear.  Khaki or stone colours are essential so that you are not conspicuous to the animals.  
    • Thick walking socks
    • Camera
    • Hat,
    • Binoculars,
    • Bird book is nice but your guide will know all the bird species
    • Personal items
    • Sun cream
    • Jacket for nights around the fire
R 5,500 3 Days , Easy

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