Today's typical African safari holiday as enjoyed from the back of a game-viewing vehicle is an unforgettable visual experience not to be missed. Safari vehicles can approach wild animals closely, affording excellent opportunities for wildlife photography. However, a vehicle safari on its own lacks the unrivalled sensual experience of exploring the wilderness on foot in the timeless tradition of the original, classic African walking safari.

With Kukummi walking safari’s you'll get to hear, feel, taste, scent and intimately sense what our earliest ancestors and later explorers experienced travelling on foot through these same wilderness destinations.

Learning about the wilderness and its ways, you will begin to see the interconnectedness of all things in nature. The unique adventure of a wilderness trail with Kukummi Safaris is a holistic journey that will forever change the way you view nature and how the 'true' African safari experience should be.


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Pafuri is unrivalled walking country. This trail runs from April to October and is renowned for offering true bush lovers an opportunity to experience one of Kruger’s remotest corners on foot. It is here that you will find forests of fever trees, groves of baobabs and vast herds of wildlife. Highlights of the experience include Crook’s Corner, where the Luvuvhu and Limpopo Rivers meet, Lanner Gorge and the Luvuvhu fever tree forest. Example itinerary:

Example itinerary:

Day 1

Meet your guide and get a briefing followed by a short afternoon walk. Return to the walking trails camp in the early evening for a delicious meal under African skies.

Day 2 & 3

Start each day with an early morning walk deep into the bush, before returning to camp for a delicious brunch. The middle of the day is spent relaxing in camp, followed by another walk and a night drive.

Day 4

It’s another early wake-up call, a short morning walk and a brunch before saying good bye.

NB. The minimum stay is 2 nights. For a relaxing start, book a night at Pafuri Camp before!


This trail takes place in the heart of our 12,000 hectare concession - a stone’s throw from Skukuza in the south of Kruger National Park.  Discover nature’s hidden wonders in specially tailored walking trails from a luxury tented accommodation.  With a maximum of eight people only (no children under 12), guests are ensured of a quality, pristine wilderness experience.

For a totally unique experience, you are able to walk to the Sleepouts – elevated wooden platforms 4metres high where the night will be spent sleeping outdoors under the stars!


Example itinerary:

Day 1

Arrive at main lodge and meet your guides. Set out on an afternoon walk to arrive at the tented Trails Camp. Enjoy dinner under the stars.

Day 2 & 3

Early morning walks last between 3 to 4 hours with a coffee break. The afternoon walks leave the camp after high tea and last for approx. 45 minutes where after you alight an open 4×4 vehicle to continue looking for animals well after dark.

Day 4

Enjoy another early morning walk in Kruger Park and a hearty breakfast at camp. Return to main lodge and continue to your next destination.   

NB. The minimum stay is 2 nights.