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Walking safaris

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  • Identify the tracks

Walking safaris

Get back to raw nature in remote wilderness areas on our exhilarating walking safaris. Track big game, and really see and smell Africa.

Being out of your vehicle gives you an incredible awareness of your surrounds, as you become much more tuned in to the bush around you.

Your guide will usually carry a gun, and have an assistant carrying extra water, a radio and probably learning to be a walking guide himself! You may also have a tracker.

In Zimbabwe you'll find some of the finest walking safaris on the African continent. Each guide is put through a vigorous training programme. It takes three years just to qualify as a junior guide, and many more years of experience before the guides walk with guests. Such stringent requirements ensure guests are treated to a fine experience on foot.

Walks typically last between two and four hours on a morning or afternoon activity from your safari camp, but within close distance of Victoria Falls, we have an exhilirating three night walking trip in Hwange National Park. Track the Big Five, and keep company with one of the country's most experienced walking guides.

Zambia and Botswana are both within easy reach of Victoria Falls, and between them offer great walking options in the Okavango Delta and the Kafue National Park.  Further afield we offer 1 night to 7 night walking safari options in the South Luangwa National Park.

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  • Most walks are done from a fixed camp base, and last between two to four hours. They're not usually route marches, and anyone who is reasonably active could partake. There will usually be at least one professional walking guide and an assistant guide in training and/or a tracker.

    You're best off in comfortable, airy shoes as you're usually walking in hot, sandy areas. A wide-brimmed hat, binoculars and a small camera might be handy, or just go with a hat and enjoy looking at everything there is to see around you.

    The difference between a walking safari and a game drive:

    • From a vehicle you're not so aware of the tracks left by wild animals.
    • Your guide will stop and point out signs of the bush.
    • On foot an elephant looks very different, a lot taller.
    • You might even pick up a bit of animal poo to see how fresh it is.
    • Smell wild rosemary and sage
    • Taste a wild fig, and even a termite if you're brave enough.

     

Enquiries and bookings

Contact the Zambezi team

Please let us have as much relevant info as possible...

Most walks are done from a fixed camp base, and last between two to four hours. They're not usually route marches, and anyone who is reasonably active could partake. There will usually be at least one professional walking guide and an assistant guide in training and/or a tracker.

You're best off in comfortable, airy shoes as you're usually walking in hot, sandy areas. A wide-brimmed hat, binoculars and a small camera might be handy, or just go with a hat and enjoy looking at everything there is to see around you.

The difference between a walking safari and a game drive:

  • From a vehicle you're not so aware of the tracks left by wild animals.
  • Your guide will stop and point out signs of the bush.
  • On foot an elephant looks very different, a lot taller.
  • You might even pick up a bit of animal poo to see how fresh it is.
  • Smell wild rosemary and sage
  • Taste a wild fig, and even a termite if you're brave enough.