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Shamwari Walking Safari

During the summer months in South Africa, Shamwari Game Reserve offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. A walking safar trail that is guide by the best guides through the surrounding "Big 5" reserve allowing guest to get up close and personal with nature.

Each tent is luxuriously furnished for comfort in the wilderness. The firm belief that safaris need to be simplified by going back to the basics is where this concept originated.

This package not only reflects the core ideals of our safaris but aims to deliver an eye-opening encounter with nature.
  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Tailor-made departure dates
  • - Duration; 3 Days / 2 Nights
  • - Lodging; Explorer Camp
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Day 1: Arrive at Shamwari
- All guests arrive at Eagles Crag by 12h00.
- Meet your specialist guide who will host you for lunch at Eagles Crag.
- Transfer in an open game viewing vehicle to the Explorer Camp.
- Camp orientation.
- Afternoon walk.
- Sundowner snacks and drinks are enjoyed upon return to camp.
- Enjoy dinner and an evening around the fire.

Day 2: Shamwari Game Reserve
- Early rising can be expected due to the nature of walking and temperatures during summer.
- During winter guests can expect to rise later due to the cold and set out on trail late morning.
- Enjoy muffins, fruit sticks, biscuits, tea and coffee amongst mother nature.
- Morning walk commences and can last up to 4 hours, depending on temperatures.
- Enjoy a hearty brunch upon return to camp or expect a brunch surprise out in the bush.
- Relax in your hammock, catch up on some rest or simply adore the wild.
- A variety of light sandwiches with fresh fruits will be enjoyed for lunch.
- Afternoon hike.
- Sundowner drinks are enjoyed in the bush, close to camp.
- Enjoy dinner and an evening around the fire.

Day 3:Safari Ends
- Early rising can be expected due to temperatures during summer.
- Enjoy a breakfast in the bush before departing at 10h00.
- A brief walk on morning of departure is optional.



  • Rates from: ZAR 3490.00
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • General Information
  • - The Explorer Camp operates every Friday and Saturday night throughout the year. Sunday night can be added onto the two night stay at the standard rates.
  • - Each trail is 2 nights with a set departure each Friday of the week (Sunday night can be added as an optional 3rd night on request).
  • - The walking trails are hosted and guided by an armed qualified walking guide.
  • - Distances walked vary each day but can last up to 4 hours.
  • - A game viewing vehicle remains in camp and depending on where guests walk that day, the trail may start from camp or depart camp by vehicle to visit another area of the reserve.
  • - We regret that no persons younger than 16 years will be able to participate.
  • - Participants older than 60 years will be required to provide a medical clearance certificate in order to participate.
  • Tour Excludes
  • - Tents: 3 x Mobile canvas (camping) tents sleeping a maximum of 2 people each.
  • - Meals: All meals are prepared and enjoyed under the stars.
  • - Ablutions: 2 x Outside showers shared by all guests and 1 x flush toilet shared by all guests.
  • Tour Excludes
  • - Local and International Flights.
  • - Visas.
  • - Insurance.
  • - Items of a personal nature.
  • - Gratuities.
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary.

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  • Shamwari Children Activities

  • Shamwari Children Activities
  • Shamwari Game Reserve believes in conserving the vanishing wildlife of Africa. Educating children and adults alike on good conservation practices can only result in our planet being a better place. You can also be rest assured that Shamwari is a malaria-free area and is safe for your family.
  • Shamwari Spa Experience

  • Shamwari Spa Experience
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