South Africa might have the lion’s share of walking safari options, but there is a multitude of wonderful adventures in reserves throughout Southern and East Africa. Our companion site at walkingsafaris.africa has the most comprehensive list anywhere to be found. Click to see options from the Cape to Kenya.
South Africa’s Eastern Cape has some of the country’s most spectacular and best-loved wilderness. Nama Karoo shrublands, stark dolerite-topped mountains, expansive grasslands and valleys of Spekboom thicket offer rich habitats for a wide range of wildlife from dung beetles and sugar birds to cheetah and elephant. It’s an excellent safari […]
They say it’s better to die with memories not dreams, and surely one of life’s great experiences is to spend time on safari in the African wilds. It can be a once in a lifetime experience, which is why we always encourage visitors to take the walking option when it […]
It’s the destination of a lifetime, and also an opportunity to experience an activity as old as humankind – walking in wilderness with Africa’s big animals. Table Mountain, the Great Pyramid of Giza, Victoria Falls: three great African destinations that are on every traveller’s lifetime wish list, each marvellous in […]
“Before 2019, I have found more than twenty poached elephants and several wounded and dying. Since African Parks has taken over, they have not lost a single elephant”. Bruce Cronje has been walking and guiding in Matusadona National Park on the southern shore of Lake Kariba for over twenty years […]
There’s beauty in African borders. Not at the crossing points and their tiresome bureaucracy in scrappy towns; but the borderlands themselves can be areas of wonder, simply because they are often marginal and left to nature. South Africa has almost 5000km of land border and its greatest parks are all […]
When the water levels fall, the walking can begin. Marshes and pans shrink, small rivers turn into dusty dongas and large ones can be waded. The bush thins too, reducing the chances of unexpected close encounters with grumpy animals. Instead of watery floods, remote fly-camps are bathed in starlight from […]