Rhinos are the second-largest land mammal in the world. Known mostly for the large keratin-sheathed horn (two horns for some species) which sprout from the middle of their faces, these unique animals are truly something to behold.
Rhino Walking Safaris offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the South African wilderness and wildlife. Itis situated in the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest game reserve.
With its two camps, the Seolo Plains Camp and Rhino Post Safari Lodge, this rhino safari has plenty of accommodation options. Boasting the spectacular South African wilderness on its doorstep, each accommodation option provides a unique and unforgettable experience.
This article aims to provide you with all you need to know about Rhino Walking Safaris to ensure you get the most out of your stay!
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Rhino Walking Safaris – Seolo Plains Camp
Rhino Walking Safaris Plains Camp, situated on a 12 000 hectare private concession in the Kruger National Park, offers visitors a wonderful and exclusive outdoor experience. Set on the edge of the Timbitene plain, the Plains Camp provides an excellent view of the South African wilderness found right on your doorstep!
Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime walk through the bushveld at this private and exclusive walking safari camp. Rhino Walking Safari guests can experience quality, close-up sightings of African fauna and flora by walking through the surrounding bushveld.
Guests are accompanied by the Kruger National Park’s armed and highly knowledgeable safari guides. Walks take place in the early morning and late afternoon and are conducted in accordance with guests’ fitness levels and interests.
Plains Camp – Accommodation and Amenities
Plains Camp provides four luxury explorer-style tents, combining home comforts with an authentic wilderness experience. The luxury open-plan tents include en-suite bathrooms styled with traditional African decor.
Alternatively, guests can walk from the Plains Camp to the Sleep-Outs – an elevated wooden platform allowing guests to sleep under the starry African sky.
Furthermore, the Plains Camp employs eco-conscious accommodation practices throughout its various amenities and features. Some of the many amenities available to guests are listed as follows;
- Firepit – open plan dining and lounge area with a central firepit
- Private decks – suites have their own private deck overlooking the Timbitene plain
- Plunge pool – refreshing plunge pools with loungers overlooking active waterholes
- Roof of stars – Dobsonian telescope available to all guests to explore the night sky
- Honesty bar – accessible 24 hours and stocked with various refreshments
- Electricity – supplied 24/7 by a back-up battery system and generator
The Plains Camp accommodation includes everything you would expect from a premier safari lodge and more. It is important to note that the Plains Camp has set days for arrival and a minimum requirement of a two night stay.
If you’re into eco-tourism and would prefer not to safari in a vehicle, visit the Kruger National Park Plains Camp – you won’t be disappointed!
Rhino Safaris – Rhino Post Safari Lodge
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is named after a rhino rubbing post found in the area. It is suggested that a resident rhino rubbed up against the wooden post to the point that the post became smooth and glossy.
The authentic, eco-friendly safari lodge provides visitors with an exclusive opportunity to get close to nature. Rhino Post Safari Lodge offers guests a premier experience with its eight contemporary bush suites overlooking a dry river bed.
The Rhino Post Safari Lodge is situated comfortably among the wild African fauna and flora. It is the perfect destination for anyone wishing to experience the Kruger national Park in style, without diminishing the wild ambiance.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge – Activities
The most popular activity at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge is most certainly the game drives. Game drives are in the mornings and evenings and are conducted in specially adapted Land Cruisers, along with expert guides. The evening safaris are a great way to wind down with refreshing sundowners while watching one of Africa’s spectacular sunsets.
In addition to game drives, Rhino Post Safari Lodge offers several other activities. These activities include:
- Tailor-made birding safaris
- In-room massage therapy
- Golf in Skukuza
Rhino Post Safari Lodge – Accommodation and Amenities
Rhino Post Safari Lodge provides eight thatched and wooden suites with large glass windows and doors providing a clear view of the majestic Kruger National Park. From your private deck, enjoy an exclusive view of the dry Mutlumuvi Riverbed and the wildlife passing by.
Each suite accommodates two people with either one super-king bed or twin bed configuration. An additional roll-away bed can be provided for children under the age of 16.
Each suite includes several amenities to ensure a luxurious stay. These amenities include (but are not limited to):
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor shower
- Laundry services
- Mosquito net
- Electric blanket
- Tea and coffee facilities
Final Thoughts on Rhino Walking Safaris
Rhino Walking Safaris is a great way to experience all that the African wilderness has to offer. The comfortable, luxury accommodation allows for a pleasant stay, as well as an opportunity to fully experience the natural surroundings.
For the full safari experience, we recommend combining your stay at Rhino Post Safari Lodge with a stay at Rhino Walking Safaris Plain Camp, as well as the Sleep-Out decks for a night under the stars.
Regardless of where you stay, we guarantee that you’ll have an unforgettable stay!
If you loved your South African safari experience, you may want to consider a safari in Botswana for your next African getaway.