Mobile walking safaris are a good option if you want to spend your whole time on foot. The camps are moved by porters whilst you are walking and are set up ready for your arrival at the next location. What you may sacrifice in luxury, you more than make up for with an authentic and wild bush experience that brings you closer to the ‘real’ Africa. The distances involved are usually tailored to you and the pace is relaxed, allowing plenty of stops to soak up the atmosphere, take photos and appreciate the wildlife. Your guide will identify tracks and talk about the various ecosystems, flora and fauna around you, as well as pointing out the smaller insects and birds that you might have missed in a safari truck.
Walking safaris aren’t just for fit, outdoor enthusiasts. They are perfect for families too - with some lodges catering for walking safaris for children who love the freedom to stretch their legs, with fun bugs and strange footprints capturing their imagination, far more than if they were in a vehicle.