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Primitive Trail

R6 000 (3 nights) or R7 800 (4 nights) pp depending on no of nights

  • Pafuri, Makuleke Concession, South Africa

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The intention behind these trails is to take nothing we want but everything we need – getting back to basics. We become a modern tribe of explorers returning to the wilderness. The experience is an incredible reset and reconnection with nature.

Pafuri, Makuleke Concession, South Africa

Nights 1 – 4

Imagine a world where people are raised rooted. Connected to ancestral wisdom; moving forward with a sense of belonging to the earth. On trail these parts of ourselves are given the chance to re-awaken.

The Experience

WHAT IS A PRIMITIVE TRAIL:

The intention behind these trails is to take nothing we want but everything we need – getting back to basics. We become a modern tribe of explorers returning to the wilderness. The experience is an incredible reset and reconnection with nature.

Trails are led by two Trails Guides on Pafuri in the Makuleke Concession and you have the option of spending three nights (four days) or four nights (five days) in the wild. Although we have a sense of the areas we’d like to explore there are no set routes. We explore according to your interests and capabilities and the wildlife we encounter along the way. At night we find a suitable location to sleep out under the stars with no tents. Each night guests take turns for a night watch shift, which is a consistent highlight experience for participants. In the morning we’ll pack up to continue the trail, leaving no trace, making this one of the purest ways to explore the natural world. These trails are run for a minimum of 6 and a maximum 8 guests.

WHAT TO BRING

Guests are required to provide their own food and equipment and we have a comprehensive list to make sure that you have everything you need to be safe and comfortable.

Why It’s a Wild Again Favourite

Quite simply, a primitive trail is the purest wilderness experience you can have. It removes all the frills of a safari so that you can experience the bush the way your ancestors did centuries ago. You’re reminded of your inherent belonging in this landscape and provides incredibly valuable insights for your modern life. This going back is the new way to go forward.

ABOUT PAFURI:

The private Pafuri concession – within the world-famous Kruger National Park – lies in a vast, almost inaccessible triangle of wilderness between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers, along South Africa’s north-eastern frontier. Between them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes, with mountains and gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs and fever tree forests in the east.

This ancient land, particularly the low-lying floodplains near the confluence at Crooks’ Corner where our camp is located, harbours an abundance of life. It’s a natural choke point for wildlife crossing from north to south and back, and forms a distinct ecological region. Huge herds of elephant, buffalo and other game congregate here, especially when the surrounding bush lies parched before the rains. Predators and scavengers, ranging from the great cats and hyenas to servals, genets, civets, caracals, amongst many others, find shelter here.

The area is also famous for its elephant herds in winter (when we are there), which come to drink from the Luvuvhu river.

The wildlife roams without the hindrance of borders in a trans-frontier park that spans 3 countries. The diversity also brings a profusion of birds, with numerous sightings in what bird lovers regard as South Africa’s most rewarding birding destination.

While comprising only about 1% of the Kruger National Park’s actual area, Pafuri contains plants and animals representing almost 75% of the Parks total diversity.

WHO IS THIS RETREAT AIMED AT?

Those looking to experience true wilderness, adventure and an exploration into the unknown with tribe. A medium level of fitness is required.

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