Walking Safaris

Allowing a special perspective of Africa from the ground

Walking Safaris offer a unique way of exploring Africa and allows a special perspective of the environment allowing a greater understanding of the animals, land and people of this vast continent.

Walking safaris offer an alternative way to explore Africa’s wilderness areas. Whilst often included as part of the suite of activities offered by a camp or lodge, walking safaris are also offered to small groups as specialist packages. These place an emphasis on getting closer to nature from a unique perspective allowing guests to track wildlife, understand animal movement and behaviour. There is time to understand and appreciate the trees, grasses and finer details of these ecosystems.

Walking safaris are ideal for family groups, with many camps allowing such groups to book the complete camp. Activities can then be tailored to guest’s specific areas of interest. Walking safaris are often complemented with mokoro (canoe) and vehicle excursions.

Depending on the environment, armed professional guides lead walking excusions, although in some more benign environments guests are able to conduct some walks alone.

Accommodation is generally tented with specially designed tents allowing for comfortable twin beds and even piping hot, bucket shower under the stars. These provide a glimpse of the original African safari under canvas, much as early explorers and hunters would have known.

In southern Africa well known destinations for walking safaris include the Okavango Delta, Hwange National Park and NamibRand Nature Reserve.

Specialist Walking Safaris

Footsteps Across the Delta

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Walking Safaris - Footsteps Across the Delta

This safari experience allows guests to experience one of the great, untamed regions of Africa, the incredible Okavango Delta, primarily on foot.


Other Walking Experiences

Shinde Camp

Okavango Delta, Botswana
Walking Safaris - Shinde Camp

Ker & Downey Botswana’s Shinde Camp provides five star accommodation in the Okavango Delta, one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.

Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

NamibRand Nature Reserve, Namibia
Walking Safaris - Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Set in one of the most pristine areas on Earth, Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in the Namib Desert allows guests to experience this world of vast spaces, endless horizons, dramatic landscapes and jagged mountain heights.

Ngala Tented Camp

Kruger National Park, South Africa

A spectacular diversity of wildlife moves through this immense wilderness, including breeding herds of elephant, leopard, spotted hyena, giraffe, large buffalo herds and white rhino.

Exeter River Lodge

Sabi Sand, South Africa
Exeter River Lodge - Walking Safari

Exeter River Lodge is situated a quiet corner in the western region the Sabi Sand Game Reserve and comprises just eight luxury suites in the shade of a grove of ebony trees and spread out along the shady bank overlooking the Sand River.