Makuleke

 

SEPTEMBER 15 - 21, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Kruger National Park

 
 
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The Makuleke is located in the far north of the Kruger National Park, between the Limpopo River to the north and the Levuvhu River to the south. Owned by the Makuleke people, this concession is one of the last remaining outposts of true wild-land in South Africa. 25 000 hectares of uncharted valleys, lush riverine bush, rugged gorges, fever tree forests and remote floodplains hold more than 75% of the biodiversity of Kruger National Park. With large free-roaming herds, a rich archaeological footprint and a tangible sense of solitude, the Makuleke is an ideal wilderness journey destination.

The Kruger National Park is a South African icon of conservation. Located in the eastern Lowveld of the country, the reserve is a 450-kilometre long slice of pristine wilderness and is bordered by Mozambique to the east, the Crocodile River to the south, and the Limpopo River to the north. The total surface area, which incorporates cross-border zones, is about 2 million hectares and is a crucial island of wildlife habitat and ecosystem preservation.

 
 
 
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Itinerary

DAY 1

SEPTEMBER 15, SUNDAY

Your flight arrives at Phalabora Airport (PHW) and you are ready for road transfer at 14h30. Transfer to vehicle for a 5 hour drive to the far north of the Kruger National Park and the Makuleke. 

Arrive at base camp for dinner.

Evening introduction & Meeting (ritual).

DAY 2

SEPTEMBER 16, MONDAY

Breakfast.

Packing briefing.

Safety briefing & Separation (ritual).

Once we walk out of our base camp we will be isolated from contact with other people. When we are deep within Moremi, we select a campsite to be our home.

Afternoon orientation walk.

Vigil (ritual).

Prepare dinner together.

Fire-watcher (ritual).

DAYS 3-5

SEPTEMBER 17, WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 19, THURSDAY

With absolute flexibility, we explore the region. Please note, that movement will be determined by the movement of wild life, the groups ability and weather patterns. We have no set routes, and walks depend on the signs, sounds and tracks of wildlife. We  move camp to explore other areas. 

DAY 6

SEPTEMBER 20, FRIDAY

Breakfast.

Return (ritual).

Return to base camp.

Arrive in time for a hot shower and lunch.

Meeting (ritual).

DAY 7

SEPTEMBER 21, SATURDAY

Final closing Meeting (ritual).

Breakfast.

Farewells & road transfer to Phalaborwa International Airport.



Price: $5200

Price excluding VAT

Including: Full board accommodation, all drinks (no alcohol will be served), community and conservation fee, road transfer to and from Phalaborwa, licensed wilderness facilitators, equipment, 45 minute consultancy call before departure, 1 on 1 facilitation with expert facilitator during journey, full access to Alumni network

Excluding: Transfers other than to/from Phalaborwa Airport, travel insurance, flights & airport taxes, items of personal nature