Sweni Trail – Kruger National Park

 Our guide explains lion spoor we found in the river bed on the Sweni Trail

Our guide explains lion spoor we found in the river bed on the Sweni Trail

The Sweni Trail starts at the Satara rest camp with 8 hikers over 2 days and 3 nights.

The biggest attraction on this wilderness trail is the Sweni river surrounded by open, flat, thorntree savannah where large herds of game concentrates at certain times of the year. This in turn attracts large concentrations of predators and the biggest drawcard of the trail experience is to be part of this predator/prey relationship. Hearing lions roar at night occurs frequently as sound travels far in this open landscape.

 Birds typical of plains landscapes occur. The Sweni river accounts for frequent sightings of the shy nocturnal white backed night heron, Mozambique night jar and scops owl are dominant night calls from camp.

The flatness and remoteness of the area offers excellent star gazing opportunities.

The camp is situated on the Sweni river and is surrounded by open plains. A covered lapa allows one to view the surrounding plains and associated game through out the day.

 Like all the trails and camps your ablutions are communal with flush toilets and gas geyser showers to wash off the dust and sweat of a hot African day.

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 Sweni Trail in the Kruger National Park and what other necessities to take along contact our Reservations Team res@africansafariexperts.com