Napi Trail – Kruger National Park

 Spotted hyena on the Napi Trail (Crocuta Crocuta)

Spotted hyena on the Napi Trail (Crocuta Crocuta)

Starting at Pretoriuskop with just 8 hikers this trails runs over 3 nights with 2 days of walking.

This wilderness area is situated on the undulating granitic landscape between Pretoriuskop and Skukuza rest camps. Both the Mbyamithi and Napi rivers flow through the area and offer scenic walks along the riverbanks with stunning large trees.
Vegetation consists mainly of broad leaved woodland and tamboti thickets. Large open sodic patches host unique plants such as the summer impala lily.

Seasonal pans in these areas allows for lots of big game sightings. Both white and black rhino are regularly seen wallowing in the pans.

The camp is fantastic for night sounds and amongst others giant eagle and barred owl give the night character. The Mbiyamithi river is one of the best habitats to view thick billed cuckoo because of the prevalence of it’s parasitic host the redbilled helmet shrike.

The camp consists out of four safari tents with on suite ablutions and a large veranda from which to view the surrounding bush and the Mbiyamithi river below the tents.

Meals are prepared for you over an open fire or gas stove in natural, rustic surroundings while you sit back and enjoy the scenery.

You will need comfortable clothing in neutral colours, comfortable footwear, a camera, binoculars, sunscreen, hat and malaria medication.

For a more detailed itinerary on the Napi Trail in the Kruger National Park and what other necessities to take along contact our Reservations Team