Walking safaris in Africa
Experiencing Africa's wilderness areas is integral to many of our trips, and there's no better way than on foot. There are nearly always opportunities for walking, but to maximise these, choose carefully where you visit.
Walking safaris in NamibiaFrom gentle wanders to strenuous hikes, Namibia offers walking safaris through some of Africa's most dramatic scenery. Tok Tokkie Trails organises an excellent three-day walking safari across the Namib's dunes and mountains. Many camps in Damaraland are excellent for walking safaris – particularly Hobatere, Etendeka and Desert Rhino Camp; although our top recommendation is, without doubt, the expertly-guided three-night walking safari at Mundulea. We rate these as amongst the most fascinating guided walking trips in Africa.
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Walking safaris in ZambiaFormal walking safaris began in Zambia in the 1960s and you'll still find some of the continent's best on-foot experiences here. You can walk from camps in the Lower Zambezi and Kafue. However, the Luangwa Valley has the most comprehensive choice with virtually every camp offering highly experienced walking guides. Go a step further: the camps in North Luangwa don't offer any activities other than walking!
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Walking safaris in TanzaniaTanzania's camps are increasingly combining walking with adventurous fly-camping. The best options for walking safaris are in the Selous and Katavi, whilst walking safaris in nearby Mahale involve tracking chimpanzees along hilly forest paths. In Tarangire, Oliver's Camp stands out as having guides who concentrate on walking!
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Walking safaris in BotswanaThe choice in Botswana has been simple for a long time: head for the specialist walking trails at Footsteps or consider Linyanti Bush Camp – ask about the walking safaris from its mobile camp.
A relatively new option here is the 'walking and canoeing' trip offered on the Selinda Reserve – from Selinda and Zarafa camps. Ask us about this new trip for more details!
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Walking safaris with Wild about AfricaFancy experiencing Africa's big game on foot with a small group of like-minded travellers? Then take a look at Wild about Africa's ideas for small group walking safaris, and join us on a simple or luxury camping adventure in Namibia or Botswana!
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Exploring Namibia's wildlife on foot is a stunning experience - and there isn't the same level of danger from big game that you find in many African countries. In fact, in most areas of Namibia, the walking is really about the country's beautiful scenery, and less about the game you see. You'll find our suggestions for the best places like this under: walking in Namibia.Ideas for walking safaris in Namibia
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For adventurous walkers, who'd like to see some of Africa's big game close up, a walking safari in Tanzania might be just the right thing. Many camps and lodges in Tanzania combine walking with fly-camping, accompanied by expert guides, and providing you with great opportunities to see big game.Ideas for walking safaris in Tanzania
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Walking safaris in Zambia are probably the best in the world. A clear system of guide training has enforced high guiding standards in South Luangwa National Park and Kafue National Park. Combine this with dense concentrations of wildlife, and plenty of high-quality, small safari camps and lodges, run by real bush enthusiasts … and you find that Zambia has a recipe for the best walking safaris that you'll find in Africa today.Ideas for walking safaris in Zambia