Walking safaris

Off the beaten tracks

A walking safari is punctuated by the rhythm of footsteps, every one has his own. To go on a walking safari means to accept a true confrontation with nature while becoming part of it. No filters, no boundaries. The only means of separation is the body, its volume, its movement in the space of an endless horizon.
Busy termites. A huge baobab. The scent of acacia flowers. The singing of an African fish eagle. The fresh tracks of a lion. Elephants on the move. Nature cannot be closer to you as when you are on foot. It is the most intimate experience that engages all the senses. It is the quintessential safari.

 

To go on a privately guided walking safari, go to the page Guides.

Like early explorers

“Whatever you do, don’t run!” is rule number one of a walking safari. It shows the proper behaviour in case of encounters with dangerous animals, but it also tells about the safaris of the first explorers, who moved on foot in slow caravans, along paths opened by guides and trackers. Today as it was then it is possible to explore on foot some of the wildest areas of Africa, but if in old times walking was necessary, now it is a choice that allows to get close to nature in the purest and most authentic way. Be it a short activity or a longer journey, walking safari remains one of the most exciting experiences that Africa can offer.

It is a small world

If the classic 4×4 safari allows as a big living picture that we admire from a distance so that we can embrace it totally, we should look at a walking safari as if we were allowed to enter the fresco. It is an experience focused on discovering “small things”. The perspective and the times of the safari change. It is a continuous close-up. Every little thing, even the smallest track, tells a story, offers the opportunity to stop and dig deeper. Walking safari is about leaving the beaten path and inventing a new trail, leaving new footprints every day, as animals do. The goal is to get familiar with nature and discover its secrets.

Walking safaris: our favourites
Walking safaris: our favourites

Camel safari with the Samburu Laikipia (Kenya) - From € 285 per person per night

From € 285 per person
A walking safari like in the old times, in camel caravans accompanied by Samburu guides, staying in mobile camps set up in some of the most beautiful and remote places of Laikipia. Find out more about Kenya

Discovering the “living desert” Namib Desert (Namibia) - From € 225 per person per night

From € 225 per person
A unique experience to discover the secrets of life in the Namib, the oldest desert in the world, walking on giant red dunes and sleeping under millions of stars. Find out more about Namibia

Walking in the wild Ruaha Ruaha National Park (Tanzania) - From € 515 per person per night

From € 515 per person
A walking adventure immersed in the nature of one of the wildest and most wildlife-rich African parks, accompanied by a highly experienced walking guide: Andrew "Moli" Molinaro. Find out more about Tanzania