“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 […]
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.
“I leave the house at 5 AM and by 6 I’m already immersed in deep bushveld. It’s wild to have this place so close to home.” Aiden Blake guides trails at Dinokeng Game Reserve, and just like most of the reserve’s visitors he appreciates its biggest selling point – proximity […]
In the Kruger’s far north, a languid liquid thread brings life to the Pafuri triangle, the national park’s most biodiverse area. The Luvhuvhu river enters the park via a series of meandering sandstone canyons, where raptors soar and crocodiles gape on sandbanks. It gushes over age-polished stones in the shade […]