Guided Walking Safari
Leave the confines of a safari vehicle and venture into the big game country and backcountry trails on foot for hours or days on end, spending nights under the starlit skies at remote lodges and camps. A guided walking safari holiday gives you the experience of traveling under your own power, in a classic explorer’s way, at your own pace, opening up an opportunity to connect more meaningfully with East Africa’s natural wonders.
The traditional African safari is fun, but a guided walking safari is more rewarding and intense. Imagine birdsong-filled days spent following animal tracks, shadowing a foraging baboon troop, or settling under a tree shade to watch elephants gather at a waterhole. Armed rangers and professional walking guides ensure your safety and comfort, and at the end of the day, sit down to a fire-cooked meal, then sleep between crisp worm sheets every night.
Set in the unusual backcountry trails, villages, and top game reserves in East Africa guided walking safari trips offer plenty of animals to see. Still, the trip’s emphasis is on nature’s smaller details – a whispering water stream, colorful flowers, golden sunset, and unusual species sighting. Cultural elements come into play as well, whether greeting a local nomad, learning a new word in a new language, or sharing stories with your guide. Formal barriers melt away after a day or two, fireside conversations carry on deep into the night, and you are rewarded with a better insight into this alluring continent.
Guided walking safaris augment our other on-foot trekking experiences like mountain climbing, trekking the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda’s misty forest jungles, a must-do experience tracking the playful chimpanzee troops in Uganda’s Kibale Forest. All our walking safari trips are privately tailor-made to every traveler’s preferences.
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Please make sure you have your facemask on when in contact with animals, especially the endangered creatures. Without a negative PCR Covid Test, you’ll not be allowed into the country. You’ll spend most of your time in open spaces away from human crowds, with that there’s minimal to no infections of the COVID virus.
Flexible booking terms
Your walking safari booking can be extended up to 12 months ahead with no extra fees, in case of any emergency (based on accommodation availability). Reservations are accepted after we receive a 30% deposit on the trip and the full payment for gorilla tracking and chimp tracking permits for each tour participant. For more details on our booking terms, please read our Terms and Conditions.