Safari finder

Our walking safaris range from gentle trails, to full blown expeditionary hikes over days to walks with big game

Walking safaris are a truly unbeatable experience

As you stroll, you really do take in all creatures great and small, spending as much time perhaps learning about dung beetles as watching a herd of elephants. You see, hear and smell so much more than you ever can on game drives. Plus, there’s nothing quite as spine-tingling as being on foot, silently watching a lion or buffalo just metres ahead of you.

Many Parks and reserves offer walking safaris, including Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools and Zambia’s South Luangwa; the first place to introduce them around 60 years ago. It’s still leading the field today, thanks to its exceptionally knowledgeable guides, diverse wildlife and beautiful landscapes.

You don’t need to be fighting fit – the terrain is usually easy and the pace quite slow as you stop to see the flora and fauna. Remember, though, to take plenty of water and sun protection to cope with the heat.

Walks, always with an armed ranger, can simply be a gentle stroll over a couple of hours, or can involve hikes between camps, sleeping under the stars.

Alternatively, you can hike between camps, sleeping under the stars with a fantastic “back-to-nature” feeling. Options are diverse, as offered in Kenya’s remote Lewa Wilderness, where camels carry the kit – and occasionally weary walkers – to camp. Similarly we’ve run week long trails with donkeys to carry provisions and gear through the range of volcanoes from Ngorongoro Crater down to Lake Natron in Tanzania’s portion of the Rift Valley.

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Elephant encounter on foot in Mana Pools courtesy Stretch Ferreira

Mana Pools Explorer

A 7-night exploration of Mana Pools - a canoeing and walking safari with top professional guides, outstanding wildlife and authentic camps.

From $2100 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Walking in Hwange with Leon Varley

Walking in Hwange

Brush off your boots...leave only footprints in the sand and explore a big game environment in a very special wilderness

From $1020 4 days / 3 nightsMore info
fire sunset

Okavango Explorer Safari

Discover the Okavango World Heritage Site by foot, boat and vehicle. This safari tour over 8 days covers Moremi and the Delta.

From $3725 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Chikoko Trails camp courtesy John Coppinger

Chikoko Trails

A walking safari between two remote and seasonal camps in the Luangwa's Chikoko area along elephant and hippo trails

From $4836 8 days / 7 nightsMore info
Walking wild on a camel safari in Kenya

Samburu Camel Safari

Walk on the wild side with our 3 night camel back safari in Kenya's Laikipia wilderness... excellent wildlife, perfect for families!

From $1830 4 days / 3 nightsMore info

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