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Lowveld, Limpopo, South Africa

Experience life as a field ranger and explore the big 5 Greater Makalali Nature Reserve on a walking safari with qualified and experienced FGASA trail guides. Get a once in a life time opportunity to track big game on foot, sleep under the stars and get that close to nature African wildlife experience in its rawest format!

There will be specific goals of location the reserve's large and endangered animals, rhino, elephant, buffalo and lion. You will be recording their condition and locations and reporting this information to the anti-poaching team and the reserve management. 

Groups are no more than 8 people and led by two armed and experienced guides.


The days will be spent tracking these animals using ancient traditional tracking techniques and with the use of telemetry radio tracker. It will require a relatively high level of fitness and stamina. You will experience life as a field ranger and learn tracking and trailing skills.



  • Encounter the Big Five on foot

  • Over 340 bird species

  • Get a unique life changing life experience in the wilderness

  • Only walk with a day pack with water and snacks

What do I need to bring (Please email if you would like advice on this)

  • Food and drinks on trail

  • Full hiking and camping equipment

  • Water purification drops

  • Warm clothing

  • Torch

  • Gas Cooker

Cost (2023 Rates)

Group Cost for 3 Nights (minimum 4 guests)

4 Guests: £900
5 Guests: £1080
6 Guests: £1260
7 Guests: £1450
8 Guests: £1630

Plus equivalent of ZAR 380 per person to cover reserve conservation levy


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3 Nights


Age 18+ 

What's included:
- Park fee's and levies
- Campsite set up (optional)
- 2 x FGASA qualified Trails Guides


Walking Trail / Safari Big 5 Elephant
Walking Trail / Safari Big 5
Walking Trail / Safari Big 5 Lion
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