Return Africa Pafuri Collection
About the Accommodation
RETURN Africa’s origins lie at Pafuri in the far north of the Kruger National Park. Our concession lies in a vast triangle between the Limpopo and Luvuvhu rivers along South Africa’s north-eastern frontier. Between them, the two great valleys embrace one of Africa’s most spectacular landscapes with mountains and gorges in the west giving way to plains, pans, baobabs and fever trees forests in the east. The land, particularly the low-lying floodplains near the confluence at Crook’s Corner where our camps are located, harbours an abundance of life and is home to over 350 species of birds.
Pafuri, in the wild north of the Kruger National Park, is unrivalled walking safari country. Our experienced field guides open the Pafuri Walking Safaris from April to October each year, allowing bush lovers to celebrate a rarely-explored place that is as vast and varied as it is wild. This unique immersive experience is perfect for adventurous guests who want to explore the unparalleled walking territory on foot.
About the Birding
The Makuleke concession is a RAMSAR wetlands site and there are over 350 species of birds in the Pafuri region. Commonly seen specials include Black-throated Wattle-eye, African Yellow White-eye, Lemon-breasted Canary, Grey-headed Parrot, Mottled Spinetail and African Finfoot. Other specials which are occasionally seen and for which the area is well known, are Dickinson’s Kestrel, Thick-billed Cuckoo, Pel’s Fishing Owl, Orange-winged Pytilia, Racket-tailed Roller, Yellow-billed Oxpecker, White-backed Night Heron, Narina Trogon and Eastern Nicator. Other vagrants that are often seen are the Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Mangrove Kingfisher and Angola Pitta.