Walking Safaris

Fancy yourself as something of a David Attenborough? Us too, which is why the walking safari is a real Original Travel favourite.

There is nothing quite like stalking game through the long grass and getting up close and personal with some of the planet's most spectacular wildlife. If you're an adrenaline junkie to boot, this is guaranteed to get the heart pumping. The most important thing, however, about walking safaris is having an excellent guide… and that's where we come in. We'll ensure you have the very best expert on hand to take you to all the animal hotspots.

A big game safari in Africa on foot has got to be one of the ultimate safari experiences. Zambia is the undisputed king of the walking safari and nowhere is it better than in the South Luangwa, one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. All the big names of the safari world are there; lion, elephant, giraffe, the list goes on.

Nestled in the central highlands of Kenya, the vast and undulating landscape of Laikipia is prime game viewing territory and perfect for a walking safari. Twitchers in particular should take note because the birdlife in Laikipia is especially good.

They say variety is the spice of life and nowhere is this truer than in Botswana. From the beautiful grasslands of of the Kalahari, the lush floodplains of the Okavango Delta or the barren landscape of the Makgadikgadi Pans, diversity (of both scenery and wildlife) is what makes a walking safari in Botswana so very special.

Where to go

Lioness standing

Botswana

Botswana is a perfect destination for those in search of a real African adventure.

Sunset over the Zambezi river

Zambia

Zambia is the home of the walking safari, and one of our favourite places in Africa.

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Botswana Walking Safari

Botswana Walking Safari

For those with even the slightest active inclination, walking safaris are one of the best ways to see the great wildlife of Botswana. Get up close and personal with the animals, never missing a sight. Original Travel know the best of the best guides who make the experience all the more wonderful.

Elephant-back or walking treks

Elephant-back or walking treks

Learn the skills of a mahout before going elephant trekking through the beautiful terrain of jungles, rivers and mountains.

Laikipia Walking Safaris

Laikipia Walking Safaris

Laikipia is rugged, undulating, rocky, beautiful, wild and remote. The climate is perfect, high altitude makes it cool at night and warm during the day. Basically perfect walking country. Then there is the game. Elephant, giraffe, lion, African wild dog, leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, zebra, warthog, hippo and all the quirky different antelope species. This is simply one of the best places in Africa to go on a walking safari.

Walking Safaris in the South Luangwa

Walking Safaris in the South Luangwa

Think walking safari, think Zambia, or more specifically South Luangwa - still undoubtedly the best place to go for the most authentic and memorable experience.

Botswana Camping Safaris

Botswana Camping Safaris

Donate your roll mats to the boy scouts, forget deflating air mattresses and expect a hot shower at the end of the day. When it comes to mobile camping, boy do they know how to do it on a Botswana camping safari.

Thank you so much for the wonderful wonderful Sharky and George packs! They are quite marvellous - and I thought the way the tickets and itinerary were packed was top notch! We really will be booking again with you!

Sandra

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