Walking safaris in Southern Africa
It’s hard to beat the thrill of being on foot in big game country! Walking safaris can be divided into two main types: short guided bush walks offered as an alternative activity to game drives, and multi-day guided walking safaris.
Most safari lodges offer guests the chance to head out on foot for a few hours in the company of armed rangers. This is a popular activity in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and in South Africa where families can enjoy child-friendly, interactive walks. The Kruger’s private reserves, such as the Sabi Sands, plus the reserves of the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal are especially good for family walking safaris.
If you’re looking for the real deal, multi-day walking safari, look no further than the vast Kruger National Park, as well as Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Home to great numbers of animals, these two destinations are well known for their extraordinary dry-season walking safaris. Complete with comfortable camps along the way, multi-day itineraries offer the opportunity to explore these classic wilderness areas to the full.
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Accompanied by experienced guides, explore the remote Pafuri area of the Kruger National Park on foot. Take in the small residents of the Park, as well as the Big Five, as you wander through groves of fever trees, towering baobabs, and lush riverine forest.