There is no better way to get up-close-and-personal with the African bush, and its wildlife, than to go on a walking safari. It is, without a doubt, the best way to fully experience and appreciate the magical intricacies that make up a regular day out in the bush.
Even if you’ve had many safari experiences in the past, this iconic adventure will, no doubt, knock your socks off.
You walk in silence, you are at one with nature’s rhythm, and you are completely at peace with the world. The landscape is exquisite and ever-changing. From the Marula trees to the Jackal berries, from the Syringas to the Leadwood trees, from the dry riverbeds to the grassy plains, and to the rocky granite outcrops, there is so much to take in!
The expert guides will lead you every step of the way and ensure that your safety always comes first. Their love for the bush, and their incredible anecdotes about the animals and how and why they do what they do, makes the experience truly authentic and valuable. They will teach you how to judge how big an elephant is from its prints, how to tell how fast a lion is walking, and how to tell the difference between the red-billed and yellow-billed hornbill’s calls—you will learn so much! It’s most definitely the best way to learn about the bush. It certainly makes you wonder why we spend our days, months, and years learning about accounting, marketing, and law, instead of taking the time to stop and just simply appreciate, and fully understand, the world around us. There is just so much that nature can teach us… we just need to let it.
A walking safari is such an adventure and it really is one way to get to know your friends and family better, too.
You wake to the sounds of birds chirping, lions calling to each other, hyenas reporting on the night’s events, and fish eagles crying, and yet it all seems so still and peaceful. Sitting in the middle of the bush with a hot cup of coffee and a rusk, you wait in quiet anticipation for the sun to peek over the canopy of Mopanis or to rise up above the river. It really is a spiritual experience like no other.
For the birders among us, a walking safari is a must! There are so many birds of prey to be seen: from bateleurs, to fish eagles, to African hawk eagles. You’ll spot hornbills, barbets, rollers, sunbirds, bee-eaters, kingfishers, vultures, and many more. A walking safari allows you to get much better sightings than you would from a vehicle.
Your heartbeat will slow down to the pace of the African bush, you will go to bed and rise with the sun, and you will feel as though you are a part of something so much bigger—a world that exists out there every day, and that we miss as we race around obliviously, caught up in our corporate lives.
If you have any questions at all on the possible walking safaris on offer, please contact us. We can design the perfect combination of luxury and adventure just for you, and all in a heartbeat.