When contemplating heading out into the bush on foot, in an area rich in game, including the somewhat infamous big 5, you want to know that you are in safe hands. Guides at Rhino Walking Safaris hold the highest possible academic and practical qualification for guiding on foot and are backed up by assistant Trails Rangers with a lifetime of experience. We usually employ our assistant Trails Rangers from retiring SANParks Field Rangers, most of whom have spent almost all of their working lives patrolling the Kruger Park keeping a sharp eye out for signs of poaching, disease or unusual activity.
Most wilderness trails either involve carrying and pitching tents or staying in a reasonably basic base camp – with shared ablution facilities, simple meals and no bar facility (though you may bring your own drinks). At Plains Camp, we have established a well-appointed camp with large en-suite tents, comfortable extra-length beds and quality linens. An honesty bar (with soft drinks, beers, ciders and house wines included in the rate), and a plunge pool in which to cool off on a hot day just adds to the ease of camp living. The chef prepares a hearty brunch, tasty high tea and three-course dinner from fresh ingredients. Served at a table set with white linen, candles and silverware, this is the best way to end an exciting day in the bush.
With 12 000 hectares of unspoiled wilderness to explore (not previously accessible to the public – and currently only accessible to guests of Rhino Walking Safaris), there is very little to disturb you while on a walk. The guides may choose to walk from the camp, or to drive out and walk from the vehicle – all without seeing any of the public visitors to the park.
New exciting experiences including the option to pre-book additional nights at Rhino Post Safari Lodge or the Sleep-Out decks. Within 10kms of Plains Camp lies Rhino Post Safari Lodge, the ideal place to start or end your walking safari – with in-room massages, a deep freestanding bathtub and an outdoor shower to ease you back into (or out of!) civilisation. Game drives in this game-rich area are usually very fruitful. Experience the best the wild has to offer and sleep out under the stars on a raised deck (our Sleep-Out decks) on a high-density foam mattress with nothing but a soft duvet and sheer shade cloth between you and the night sky.
Seolo Africa operates lodges in two of southern Africa’s most iconic destinations; the Kruger National Park in South Africa and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Each lodge/camp offers a distinctive yet complementary experience. We encourage you to take advantage of our long-stay discounts as we create a truly authentic and unique Seolo Africa Journey for you.
Kruger National Park, South Africa – Responsible, eco-conscious tourism with comfortable yet affordable accommodation. The breath-taking biodiversity includes Africa's famous big five. Enjoy a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and let us show you Africa’s heartbeat.
Kruger National Park, South Africa – Indulge in the ultimate bush experience. Built high above the ground, Sleep-Out's individual decks overlook the Xiteveteve waterhole and offer a unique opportunity to sleep under the stars. Each deck accommodates 2 people.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Located 21km upstream from Victoria Falls, Chundu Island is without a doubt one of the most picturesque river islands on the Zambezi River and sets the tone for a tranquil and relaxed island safari in the heart of the Zambezi National Park.
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – As a preferred partner, Masuwe, offers safari accommodation surrounded by natural bushland and wildlife just a few minutes’ drive from Victoria Falls. A dream safari destination combining bush, wildlife and the Zambezi River.