What can I expect?
To our mind, even after decades of pursuing places wild, there is no better way to experience the African bush than on foot. Although a number of operations offer walking safaris, there are very few true specialists - Once you have experienced this uniqueness with us you will immediately know the difference.
Active, exciting, immersive, connective, safe and impactful, 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.
We work hard to transition you from the observation platform of a safari viewing vehicle to actively encountering the savanna on foot. The shift 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 sense of place, or the energy of wilderness, begins to gently touch us.
What about our environmental impact?
On many levels both the carbon and eco-footprint of a professionally managed walk is negligible against that of a game drive. In terms of our philosophy, we have lived the principles of Leave-No-Trace for many decades and these are also imbedded in our standard operating practices. With regards our interaction with animals on foot, we do not promote sensationalism, and regardless of whether a chameleon or an elephant, we aim for minimal intrusion and 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.
Shift from spectator to participant ● Immerse yourself in nature.
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