The Makuleke concession set within the Kruger National Park is one of the few true wilderness areas left in South Africa. Large herds of Elephant and Buffalo are resident most of the year round. The concession is remote and inaccessible to the public.
Guests can embark on twice daily game drives to explore the uniquely diverse scenery of northern Kruger and its wonderful wildlife that includes hippo, crocodile, eland, grysbok, lion, elephant, and many more. Because of its location, Makuleke has the highest biodiversity in Kruger National Park.
In the evening go on a night drive and with the aid of a spotlight see the regions nocturnally active creatures such as Lesser Bush Babies, Genets and Civets. Perhaps even come across Lions feasting on a kill
The bush is best explored on foot with an armed game ranger. Learn all about the smaller bush roamers of northern Kruger National Park, that are often ignored on bush driving safaris.
Makuleke Contract Park enjoys a unique birdlife of over 350 species of birds and will leave bird enthusiasts in awe. The region is internationally renowned for its diverse species of birds, including many seldom seen species such as Pel's Fishing Owl, Wattle-Eyed Flycatcher, Three-banded Courser, African Crowned Eagles and Racket-Tailed Rollers. Birding game drives and bush walks in the company of a knowledgeable guide can be easily arranged.
Apart from the spectacular fauna and flora, the area has many historical attractions with remains of Iron and Stone Age human settlements, rock art and hand tools. Spend a morning seeking out Stone Age tools or see what structures remain. These are similar to those found at Great Zimbabwe.
Go on a visit to Makuleke village and experience local culture through a traditional meal, dancing and Sangoma (traditional healer) visit.