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Walking in Africa
Without a doubt, there's no better way to experience Africa's wilderness than on foot. You'll practically always find opportunities for walking, and many camps are surrounded by superb walking trails – choose carefully where you visit to get the best out of your walking holiday!
Walking holidays to NamibiaNamibia is great for walking; many camps have excellent walking trails, leading through Africa's beautiful scenery. Some can be explore with a knowledgeable guide, other are clearly marked and perfect to explore on your own. Tok Tokkie Trails organises an excellent two-night / three-day walking trip across dunes and mountains in the NamibRand Nature Reserve; the walking at Waterberg and Erongo Wilderness is good, as it is in many parts of Damaraland – the expertly-guided three-night walking trails at Mundulea are fantastic and we rate these as amongst the most fascinating guided walking trips in Africa!
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Walking holidays in South Africa's CapeThe Cape offers mountainous walking in high, open areas – topographically similar to gentle British ranges. You can hike independently in the Cedarberg Mountains, whilst the coastal Tsitsikamma area is particularly verdant and spectacular.
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Walking holidays to ZambiaZambia has plenty of opportunities for walking, although most camps really offer walking safaris. Mutinondo Wilderness is a great place to explore on foot, with trails leading through verdant woodlands, across clear rivers and past thundering waterfalls.
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Walking holidays in TanzaniaTanzania is very good to walk and explore; in the Ngorongoro area, Gibb's Farm is the start for a strenuous but stunning 8-hour walk up to the crater's rim. The walks from Bougainvillea are shorter, lasting from 30 minutes to 3 hours, and can be accomplished with a guide or on your own.
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Walking holidays with Wild about AfricaWandering through Africa's remote wilderness areas is an extraordinary experience. Wild about Africa's simple and luxury camping safaris to Namibia and Botswana are specifically designed for small groups, and some include superb walking. Please click on the following link to see ideas for small group walking holidays.
Botswana is relatively flat and is dominated by the Kalahari Desert - which covers up to 70% of its surface. Much of this is given over to wildlife, including most of the northern Botswana. Being generally flat, very sandy and full of predators, Botswana isn't ideal for most normal hiking or walking holidays.Ideas for walking in Botswana
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The walking in Namibia is fantastic - everything's possible, from gentle wanders to challenging hikes, and a walk through the Namib's red desert dunes exposes one of the country's most stunning landscapes! Many camps are surrounded by superb walking trails, to explore on your own or with an expert guide; some take a few hours, others last for days.Ideas for walking in Namibia
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In Tanzania, the walking is especially good in the area surrounding Ngorongoro Crater, ranging from self-guided walks around coffee farms to guided forest walks. Experienced walkers can enjoy strenuous but stunning walks up to the crater rim, as offered by Gibb's Farm.Ideas for walking in Tanzania
With expertly trained guides and high concentrations of wildlife, Zambia is one of Africa's best destinations for walking safaris. If your interested in exploring big game on foot, and in face to face encounters with Africa's wild predators, see our suggestions for walking safaris in Zambia.Ideas for walking in Zambia