One of the liberties South Africans are most looking forward to post-lockdown is the freedom to enjoy nature and exercise in the great outdoors. Tintswalo Lodges have stepped up to the plate 

Walking safari packages will be on offer at Tintswalo Safari Lodge in the Manyeleti Nature Reserve in the greater Kruger region, and Tintswalo Lapalala in the Waterberg, .

The 3-day/2-night packages include luxury accommodation with all meals and four guided bush walks. These range from a 3-hour walk with a bush brunch followed by a game drive in an open safari vehicle, to 2-hour excursions setting out on foot from the lodge, and a shorter one-hour walk on the morning of departure.

A 3-hour walk with a bush brunch will be followed by a game drive

Walking safari packages are available from R12 000 per person sharing for a group of maximum six people. Children can be accommodated from the age of 16 and older. (Rates valid from 1 June to 31 July 2020)

Lisa Goosen, the owner and CEO of Tintswalo Lodges says that there has been a surge in interest in virtual safaris broadcast daily on social media channels. ‘We have had a phenomenal response and positive feedback from South Africans. Bush walks in Big 5 territory is a specialised activity not that widely available. We are fortunate that we can offer this in both these pristine reserves using our experienced guides.’

‘There is no safer place to escape the Corona virus than being out in the bush, especially (after being)  cooped up for weeks during lockdown.

‘Walking safaris offer a multi-sensory experience as you are much more connected to nature 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.’