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Walking & trekking

Walking safaris were the original safari in Africa. You might not get as close to the big game as you would from a vehicle but there is nothing more exciting than viewing elephants, buffalo, rhino or big cats than when you're on foot.

Stalking the plains game is great fun as they are masters of detecting predators (of which we are considered one) but the elegance of a running giraffe or herd of zebras at ground level gives a different perspective to an African safari. You'll also learn how to track animals and about the smaller members of the animal kingdom, the insects and the trees and plants which you often whizz by in your vehicle.

For those looking for something more challenging, there are plenty of mountains to climb throughout Africa. The highest peaks are Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest freestanding mountain, which at 5,895m (19,340ft), is one of the highest mountains in the world that can be climbed without technical equipment. Other peaks to conquer are Kenya’s Mt Kenya and Malawi’s Mt Mulanje or in Morocco, Mt Toubkal is an easy summer climb but more technical in the winter.

From gentle walks to more challenging treks, you can follow ancient game trails through some of the most unspoiled and spectacular landscapes in Africa. You will be accompanied by a team of experienced local guides, to show you the wonders these trails have to offer and take care of you, the camps, meals, equipment, and supplies.

Did you know?

  • On a walking safari you will usually walk for 2-3 hours in the morning, then rest over the heat of the day and then continue on for a few hours in the afternoon.
  • Many lodges in private reserves and concessions will offer walks for a few hours in the morning or evening as one of their safari activities.
  • On multi-day walking safaris, you will camp or stay in seasonal temporary camps, your bags will be taken ahead of you by vehicle but a more authentic safari will have camels or donkeys carrying all the gear.
  • Mt Kilimanjaro is an easy climb but due to the altitude, it takes a reasonable amount of fitness and time to acclimatise, and you’ll need a few days to do it. We use a very reputable company with experienced guides who receive regular training and have all the right kit to ensure your safety as well as theirs. 
  • There are lots of different companies offering climbs up Kilimanjaro, but it is worth paying a little extra to be in safe hands and so you get the most out of your climb.
  • While walking you will be given a safety briefing and must listen to your guide at all times and they will usually be armed with a rifle in case of emergencies.

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