Walking is a perfect way to explore Africa's great wilderness regions, getting to know its rugged topography and plant life, spotting colourful birds and slowing down to the pace of the natural world. You won't get quite so close to potentially dangerous animals, but on foot that's probably just as well.
Many of the camps and lodges in private reserves will arrange half-day walking safaris as an alternative to heading out on game drives, while there are a number of operators organising walking safaris that can last for days or even weeks. Walking safaris were the original form of safari as it was the only way to get around for the earliest pioneers. The advent of 'off road' vehicles saw the demand for walking long distances decline rapidly. However in modern times this purest form of safari has grown in popularity and spread throughout Africa, and you can walk in all the countries we arrange trips.
Sometimes support vehicles take your luggage ahead while occasionally there are animals to carry your bags. Kenya's camel safaris are walking safaris in all but name, as few people would wish to spend days on a camel when they could be strolling by their side at much the same pace. Distances covered tend to be quite low and the pace of the walk is normally dictated by the slower ones in the group and the heat and general terrain to be covered. You'll usually walk for two to four hours or so in the early morning and relax through the heat of the day, with the opportunity to stroll further in the afternoon and evening if you so wish.
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