Walking Safaris With Migration Safaris
Walking Safaris are an increasingly popular safari activity. You can choose to walk between camps or smaller distances. This contact with your boots on the ground gives a superb interactive experience with the landscape and the wildlife around you. Walking safaris were the original safari and remain its purest form. Away from the comfort of the 4WD safari vehicle your senses awaken as you experience Africa in its truest form. From a safety point of view, your guides are well trained to keep you out of harms way and where necessary you will be accompanied by an armed ranger.
Walks typically last two to four hours, and this is at a very enjoyable pace, and typically you will be escorted by a couple of guides. One who will walk at the front of the group, and one who will walk at the back.
Your guide will usually identify tracks; highlight interesting insects; talk about fascinating plants; and discuss the ecosystem in general – as well as sometimes track some of the larger animals. It’s a great way to appreciate the smaller wildlife too, as it’s not often you’re on the ground like this. Most of our countries offer safari walks, however the precise forms of these vary considerably between the countries, reserves and camps.