A walking safari means stepping out of the game-drive vehicle to stalk, approach and watch wildlife on foot and then, extracting without disturbing animal behavior.
STEP OUT OF THE SAFARI VEHICLE TO STALK AND APPROACH WILDLIFE ON FOOT
There are very few places on Earth where you can get truly close to spectacular African wildlife. Our walking safaris allow you to experience the perfect combination of walking and daily game drives where each guest is guaranteed a window seat in an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Our Walking Safari Guide is specially trained and licensed to take you beyond the constraints of the safari vehicle to safely stalk and approach wildlife on foot. You’ll access areas that vehicles cannot, making unique sightings and capturing spectacular photos. During game drives your Walking Safari Guide is skilled at spotting the best opportunities for an up-close wildlife encounter. When the moment is right, you’ll disembark from the safari vehicle with your experienced Walking Safari Guide to begin approaching wildlife on foot. And the whole time, you’ll be discovering the astonishing challenges and intricacies of ecological balance, natural selection processes, and survival traits as top Walking Safari Guide, Kaz Dube, brings to life the fascinating details of life in Hwange National Park and the unique and clever tricks each species utilizes to ensure its continued success.
SAFETY DURING A WALKING SAFARI
The one frequently asked question about walking safaris is, How safe is it? African Safari Walks’ experienced expert in guiding and conducting walking safaris Kaz Dube addresses the matter of safety by conducting one fundamental practice when watching wildlife on foot which is – give personal space to the mammal being watched, there is a survival distance that wildlife being watched instinctively requires to remain calm and continue to behave undisturbed and undeterred. This distance (personal space) varies on every species and circumstance. Fear of people leads to escape more often than confrontation when people break or reduce that personal space distance. The Walking Safari Guide is Armed with a Rifle at all times as a precaution.
PACKING FOR A WALKING SAFARI
Prepare to enjoy your walking safari by packing the following in your safari kit:
- Lightweight and breathable clothes you can layer. Avoid white or bright colors. Instead, choose neutral or earth tones like khaki. You may like to pack at least one set of safari clothes in your carry-on bag
- Camera, accessories, memory cards, and charging gear (a zoom lens is really helpful)
- Wide brim sunhat
- Well-worn comfortable walking shoes (running or tennis shoes are fine) and comfortable socks
- Shoes or sandals to wear around camp
- Suncream and insect repellent with DEET or Picaridin
- Personal toiletries, personal medications, and basic first aid
- Small bag or backpack (to keep your essentials together on game-drives or walks)
- Warm jacket for cool mornings
- Torch or headlamp
- Light reading material
AFRICAN SAFARI WALKS – 2020 EXHIBITOR