The third option for Wild Planet`s walking safari`s is a fly camp option. The Fly Camp accommodation is in large 3m x 3m canvass dome tents complete with mattress and bedding. The tents are large enough to stand inside and accommodate 2 guests per tent. The best thing about the fly camp option is that the camp site changes every day, the camps are private for the group and guests will sleep in a different area each night. The camps are back to basic and showers are heated by the sun and hung up in trees. The toilet is simple and basic and is a chair with a hole in it placed over a deep hole in the ground. There is no fence around the camp and it is just about as wild as it gets. All camping equipment is provided including solar lights, chairs and tables.
The camp site changes for each safari but they are usually located in an area with lots of shady trees or a site in a dry riverbed.
Guests will be joined by 2 expert walking safari guides as well as a host team. There is a 3 day and a 4 day option for this walking safari and guest will enjoy walking safari`s each morning and afternoon, the walks range in duration from 3 to 5 hours but can differ in duration according to the requirements of the group. All meals on the safari are included that being breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bottle of wine is provided for dinner each night and there is an honesty bar where guests can get additional drinks and snacks. Guests can bring their own drinks with them to Makalali.
There are a few options for the meeting/ departure point for this safari.
Guests may travel to Makalali in their own vehicle, this is a great option for those who are on their way to Kruger for a self-drive safari and would like to add a walking experience to their trip. These guests will be met at the gate to Makalali and escorted through to a parking area within the reserve where your vehicle will be kept safely for the duration of the trip.
Guests can catch a road transfer from Johannesburg that departs daily from O.R. TAMBO international airport at 6:45 am, the transfer departs from the bus parking behind the Inter-Continental Hotel and guests need to be there at 6:30 for check in. This transfer will drop guests off at a pickup point where the Wild Planet Safari team will be waiting.
We offer collection at Eastgate Airport in Hoedspruit or pickup from any lodge or other accommodation in the area around Hoedspruit.
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