I was recently privileged enough to spend the night in the treehouse in a beautifully authentic lodge. Africa on Foot is situated on a farm called Ross, which is part of the greater Kruger Conservancy. No fences, no barriers between you and the bush. They are famous for repeatedly winning the title of best walking safari in Africa.
Although I had not been on a walking safaris, I had had some other truly breath taking experiences.
When we arrived at the lodge it was immediately clear that all the staff members have a enormous appreciation for the bush and a passion for conservation. We were greeted with an ice cold beer and friendly smiles, both very welcome on this hot day. We had our drinks by the cold pool gazing out on the beautiful view.
Thereafter we went for one of the best game drives I have ever had. Our sightings included hyena puppies, a huge herd of elephant of all shapes and sizes and white rhino. Aside from the amazing sightings we also had an awesome and broadly knowledgeable guide. We enjoyed our sundowner by a huge maroela tree witnessing one of Africa’s legendary sunsets. The game drive continued well into the night and it was just as exciting experiencing the nocturnal side of the bush.
We had spent the night in a room the lodge calls the treehouse. It’s an open air room on very high stilts giving you the unique opportunity to view game from a 360° radius. We had dinner and slept with the big 5 literally right beneath us. We watched the elephant roam within metres from us, heard lions raw and saw a full grown hyena right underneath. It is truly an experience that could not be justified by words. We had dinner under the stars with the animals. Delicious dinner I might ad.
I don’t know where you can experience Africa more first hand. A 10 out of 10 to Africa on Foot and the team.