We are delighted to offer the opportunity to join a truly amazing journey into one of the wildest places on the planet, where nature rules and humans are just visitors.

Walk in the Wild – South Africa

14th to 21st September 2012
Estimated cost: £700 trail cost plus minimum sponsorship £500 = £1,200 *excluding flights
Your journey begins with an evening flight on Friday 14 September departing the UK for Johannesburg. (Please note that all participantsare responsible for their own flight booking and payment).
Upon arrival at Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg you will be met by a local representative who will assist you to your flight to Durban. At King Shaka Airport in Durban you will be met by a Wilderness Foundation representative, who will drive you to the Wilderness Leadership School, for your overnight stay. Sunday 16 September after breakfast you travel to the Umfolozi Game Reserve for an unbelievable experience of true wilderness, spending 5 days without mirrors, daily pressures or watches. On the last day of trail the group will transfer from Umfolozi to a peaceful overnight venue to catch that valuable shower/bath, re-pack and get ready for the long journey home the next day.


Your fundraising will support the Wilderness Foundation UK who deliver wilderness programmes that directly link to social need, particularly with disadvantaged youth, peace and reconciliation, and the development of leadership to ensure sustainable futures through a deep
understanding of, and connection to, the natural world.

Why Wilderness?

Wilderness Trails offer people a unique opportunity to experience wild nature in the simplest form – carrying all you need in a backpack and sleeping under the stars. The Umfolozi Game Reserve is the largest reserve in Kwa-Zulu Natal, covering an area of almost 118,560 acres. This rugged terrain is enclosed by the White Umfolozi and Black Umfolozi rivers and contains the largest herd of White Rhino in Africa. Other wildlife to be seen include buffalo, cheetah, leopard, hyena, various species of antelope, crocodile and over 300 bird species. The trail is through its remote wilderness area – far from tourists and development.

What’s Included?

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  • Five day wilderness trail
  •  Guides
  •  Equipment List and guidance
  •  Group equipment and basic kit
  •  Entrance fees to game reserve
  • All food and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Accommodation on first and last night
  • Local transport from and to Durban
  • Contribution to the charities
  • Full information pack
  • Guidance on Immunisations and Medication
  • 24/7 Emergency Support Line during trail


What’s not included?

The prices excludes the following (unless stated):
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  • Flights to and from Durban,  South Africa
  • Tipping
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Immunisations
  • Personal Insurance



Next Steps

To guarantee a place on this expedition you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £500 and then raise a minimum amount of £700 which can be through sponsorship or paid in full by yourself.  Once the minimum sponsorship level has been reached, all funds raised over this amount will be support the work of the Wilderness Foundation UK.

Further Information

[box type=”download”]Download our Walk in the Wild Fundraising Trek Brochure[/box]
[box type=”info”] Email us to request an information pack and booking form[/box]