Trail Reports from the Serengeti

October 5, 2022 admin 0

Serendipity plays a big role in a memorable walking safari. Each time we step out into the wilds, there’s a sense of trepidation, an expectation of the unknown, the anticipation of nature’s surprises. There’s fresh tracks in the sands by the river; a sighting of a bird new to the […]

Wandering in the Pilanesberg Wilderness Zone

August 15, 2022 admin 0

An enormous volcanic eruption 1.3m years ago gave North West Province its star wilderness destination, and a place which today offers excellent wilderness walking. The circular shape of Pilanesberg National Park defines the remnants of that seismic event, a series of heavily eroded concentric rocky circles rising over 1500m above […]

Tuli Wilderness Star Deck opens new walk options

July 23, 2022 admin 0

The cover image of Walking Safaris of South Africa, and banner image for this website, is actually a scene in Botswana. Taken by Emil von Maltitz, it depicts Stuart Quinn leading a walking group at sunrise in Northern Tuli Game Reserve, a place we included in the book because it’s […]

Laikipia Wilderness – New Mobile Walking Safari

June 9, 2022 admin 0

In the heart of Kenya, the Laikipia Plateau has all the ingredients for a top class walking destination. It has an average elevation of 2000m which is not going to leave you breathless, but creates ideal conditions for expeditions on foot. Shaped by volcanic forces, the terrain is varied, with […]

Endless Views in Klaserie

May 17, 2022 admin 0

The wind in the grass, a sharp impala bark, the chatter of oxpeckers, the bass rumble of a distant lion: this is the background music of a walk in the African wilds. It’s an aspect that can be lacking when driving because, even if the engine is turned off, it […]

Backpacking in the Southern Lebombos

April 11, 2022 admin 0

Some mountains are happy to take second billing. While the Drakensbergs star in a billion photos and promotional videos, the Lebombo range stands in the shadows. Its name is less familiar, yet its mountains span the entirety of South Africa’s top safari zone. Its ancient volcanic rocks are the skeleton […]