Walking Safari Adventures

8 Hour Walking with Lions Experience

By teaching people about lions and their natural behavior we are able to create a greater awareness of the importance
Johannesburg
1 Day

Pilanesberg Walking Safari Adventure

Treat yourself to a magnificent walking safari tour adventure in the ever popular Pilanesberg National Park!
Pilanesberg, South Africa
3 Days

Half day Elephant Walking Experience

Unforgettable elephant walking safari in Johannesburg South Africa. Experience the majesty of these incredible animals up close! The only time
Johannesburg, South Africa
1 Day

Walking Safaris in South Africa

Immerse yourself in an incredible African wildlife experience. There is no better way to ignite your senses than a walking safari where you get to experience the African wildlife on a primal level. Yon these tours you are no longer an observer. You become a participant. We venture off the beaten track into areas that vehicles cannot go.

A place where we share the paths and watering holes of wild animals of Africa. A place where we follow elephant or lion tracks and feel that kindling feeling of pure excitement that humans have long forgotten. A place where all of your senses are so in tune with nature and the surrounding environment.  A place where your every step is conscious. Every sound pierces your soul. Every sight and smell conjures up a survival instinct that is a beautiful mixture of apprehension and joy.

If you are the adventurous kind and are keen on a really epic learning experience, then our walking safaris are definitely for you. The tours not only focus on the larger animals but the smaller ones as well. Fascinating creatures that you would not be able to see in a game vehicle can be observed.

Sometimes just watching the endeavours of a dung beetle can be one of the most rewarding parts of the trek.  Bumping into an elephant or two? Oh yes that is also a special experience that we cannot begin to describe to you as it is one of those things you need to experience for yourself.

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About our walking safari adventures

Our many walking safari itineraries in the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg have been designed to incorporate the best season as well as the various wildlife movements in the area. All of our walking safaris are led by local and qualified game rangers who are highly trained in the art of animal tracking, surviving in the African bush as well as using a rifle. And don’t worry, the rifle is not used on our guests. It is there as a safety precaution and is only used if necessary to preserve human life in a dangerous yet unlikely situation with a wild animal.

Are walking safaris safe?

One of the key factors when walking in the African bush is knowledge and experience. Just like humans, animals have certain behavioural instincts. A well qualifies guide will know how to react to a certain animal species to ensure the safety of our clients. Here is a classic example of how to react to a pride of lions when on a walking safari. Lions are just like cats. It is true that they have a highly tuned hunting instinct that is triggered by certain stimuli.

One of those stimuli being the ‘chasing’ instinct. A lion’s instinct is to chase. If we come across lions on our walking safaris the best thing to do is to just stand still and keep standing. This gesture will generate a ‘bored’ look from the lions as you are obviously not prey as you are not running from them. In the case that our theory does not work, the ranger is well trained in the use of a rifle and will use it if necessary. And believe it or not…lions are naturally fearful of humans.

The importance of the game ranger on your walking safari

The most important aspect of any walking safari is the ranger. It is his job to ensure the safety of the group. Their passion for the wildlife will be contagious. Their respect for the wildlife and the African bush will be honourable. Not only will he endeavour to find you the animals he will also teach the art of surviving on an African walking safari.

You will get to experience the importance of knowing staying downwind from animals. How to recognise tracks and identify the type of animal and direction it walked. You will learn the importance of wearing camouflaged clothing and how to stay out of sight from potentially dangerous animal encounters.

Highlights of a walking safari:

  • A thrilling wildlife experience
  • Highly interactive and knowledgeable
  • Thrill of anticipation as you track the various animals
  • Your senses are alert sparking what it really feels like to be human
  • Unique and up-close animal interactions
  • An active safari experience
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