South Africans are eagerly anticipating all the things they will be able to do post-lockdown, and escaping into nature is likely to top most people’s lists. Therefore Tintswalo Lodges has decided to offer a unique safari opportunity in the form of walking safaris.

These 3-day/2-night packages will be available at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Nature Reserve in the greater Kruger region, and Tintswalo Lapalala in the malaria-free Waterberg. They are inclusive of luxury accommodation, all meals and four guided bush walks. The bush walks include a 3-hour walk with a bush brunch followed by a game drive in an open safari vehicle to return to the lodge; 2-hour excursions setting out on foot from the lodge; and a shorter one-hour walk on the morning of departure.

The walking safari packages are available from R12 000 per person sharing, for a maximum group of six people. Children can be accommodated from the age of 16 and older. These rates are valid from 1 June to 31 July 2020.

“Bush walks in Big 5 territory is a specialized activity that is not that widely available and so we are fortunate that we can offer this in both of these pristine reserves.”

Lisa Goosen, the owner and CEO of Tintswalo Lodges, says that the Tintswalo virtual safaris have been hugely popular during lockdown; “We have had a phenomenal response to the virtual safaris and positive feedback from South Africans who have been inspired to tick that safari bucket list. Bush walks in Big 5 territory is a specialized activity that is not that widely available and so we are fortunate that we can offer this in both of these pristine reserves, as Tintswalo’s experienced rangers are qualified as walking trails guides too.”

She adds, “Walking safaris offer a very real, multi-sensory experience as you are much more connected to nature when you are on foot. Our lodges are looking spic and span after we have had lots of time for maintenance work and our service staff are eagerly anticipating their return to work. We simply can’t wait to open our doors again to welcome our guests.”

For more information or to make a reservation, go to tintswalo.com.