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The remote Hutwini Walking Safaris Camp in South Africa’s Makuleke Contractual Park is set to reopen this April after undergoing extensive renovations. Operated by RETURN Africa as part of their Pafuri Collection in northern Kruger National Park, the camp has been upgraded to provide a more comfortable and spacious guest experience.

The rebuilt camp features a beautifully furnished lounge and mess area for relaxation and dining, along with completely new guest tents. Each of the four 8m x 4m tents opens onto a private wooden deck and comes equipped with flush toilets and outdoor bucket showers. The tent interiors mirror the earthy bush surrounds.

“Pafuri is deservedly known as the premium walking safari destination in South Africa. The additions and upgrades at Hutwini Camp will allow guests to enjoy their adventure in a little more comfort, whilst still maintaining a genuine ‘feet-on-the-ground’ bush experience,” said Harald van Lennep, Chief Operating Officer at RETURN Africa. “The rebuilt Hutwini reflects our ongoing commitment to invest in our facilities to improve returns for the Makuleke community, with whom we partner to operate in the concession.”

The new upgrades provide better cooling and shade with optimal tent placement. Hutwini joins Nkula Walking Safaris Camp in offering intimate guided walking safaris from April to October annually. Guides from the Makuleke community lead adventures through the area’s spectacular diversity of landscape and wildlife.

The partnership between the Makuleke community and RETURN Africa continues to provide substantial local employment. Approximately 95% of the Pafuri Collection’s full-time staff including all its senior managers hail from the community.