Hi Suzz. I did one in November 2003 from Olifants and it was one of the most memorable experiences I ever had. I can't wait to do it again and when we are there later this year I hope to go on as many as I can. Here is what I wrote in my journal about it last time:
My favorite experience at Kruger was the morning game walk I took at Olifants. There were seven of us plus a ranger and a tracker (both armed).
At one point we were almost completely surrounded by a herd of over 30 elephants of all sizes.
We got to watch an old bull enjoying a mud bath, saw a female nursing a calf, and we were charged by one of the young bulls and had to beat a hasty retreat behind a large rock.
I can't even tell you how special it was.
I think I had a big grin on my face the entire time.
The whole thing was very exciting but I was never afraid.
The guides were excellent and gave us a good briefing in advance about what to expect and what to do.
I never felt afraid at all, just excited.
When they said "Move behind that rock, NOW" -- we moved!
Watching the ellies interact with each other was the best -- they were completely unaware of our presence for a short while when the wind was right and then it got a little more complicated but still turned out OK, I almost felt embarrassed for having disturbed their lovely time.
We also saw giraffes quite close and a large baboon spider which our guide fished out of a hole, plus some old ivory and an old skull and some spoor.
We also heard lions but never saw them.
After driving around so much it was lovely to be out of the car and off the road.
On the walk back to where the vehicle was parked the guides pretended to be lost and had a good laugh at our expense.
I highly recommend doing a walk if you can...truly the highlight of my too-short 3 days in Kruger.