A walking safari in Africa provides an exciting way to experience unique sights, sounds and smells. Including a walking safari in a bespoke itinerary provides an opportunity for the more active to really feel at one with the bush.
The walking itself is rarely arduous but the opportunity provided to get close to the bush is exhilarating. Safety is of course paramount and groups are escorted by an experienced guide and an armed ranger.
Private Guided Walking Safaris
Alex Hunter in Kenya enjoys leading 4-10 day walking safaris in remote off the beaten track areas of Kenya with his fully staffed mobile camp and often camel assisted. Likewise David Foot in Botswana, John Stevens in Zimbabwe and both Peter Lindstrom and Paul Oliver in Tanzania are walking safari specialists.
Camp/Lodge Walking Safaris
Many camps and lodges across Africa have walking safaris as an activity, particularly in Zambia – the birthplace of the walking safari in Africa. This is a gentle walk in the bush for a couple of hours usually in the mornings. Scheduled walking safaris of up to 7 nights duration for a maximum of 6 guests are also an option – walking between camps or using a mobile fly-camp – perfect for individuals or couples looking for an active safari and adventure.
There was a time when there were distinct safari seasons across Africa. But things have changed over the years and visiting outside the traditional seasons is now not only possible, but often desirable.