What can I expect?
Our walking safaris come highly recommended and to our mind, even after decades of pursuing places wild, there is no better way to experience the African bush. Although a number of operations offer them, there are very few true specialists - Once you have experienced this uniqueness with us you will immediately know the difference.
Active, exciting, immersive and deeply connective, these experiences create the space for both an outer and inner adventure. The process of one foot touching the ground ahead of the other whilst fully absorbing what surrounds us, allows us to slowly re-engage with the fact that we are part of nature, not apart of nature.
The transition from the observation platform of a safari viewing vehicle to actively encountering the savanna on foot, sees all our senses heighten, our attention increase and we start to feel REALLY ALIVE. Through the experience we focus on the interpretation of the whole; The small things, the big things, ecological interactions, bushcraft, tracks and what we personally feel as the energy of wilderness begins to gently touch us.
What about our environmental impact?
The eco-foot print of a professionally managed walk, is negligible on many levels, against the impact of a game drive. We are strong proponents of minimal impact and intrusion. We follow the leave no trace philosophy and, regardless whether a chameleon or an elephant, we aim not to provoke responses.
Walking safari only.
These experiences offer the lowest ecofootprint and from a purist perspective, are by far the most connective way to explore wild places. We will use vehicles only to get to the start of our destination point and will then explore the area on foot. These experiences can take the forms of the continuous movement of a wilderness backpacking trail or we could be based in a mobile trails camp.
Driving and walking safari.
These safaris offer greater flexibility, open more wildlife photographic opportunities and allow us to explore bigger areas.
Typically we drive from camp into a chosen walking area in the cooler morning hours. The afternoons will see us go out on game drive. These safaris allow us to have a morning coffee, and/ or watch sunsets with a sun downer in hand at beautiful spots we have driven to.
Walking is truly immersive, it shifts you from spectator to participant.
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