Stay at a fixed camp that is dedicated to walking safaris. Sometimes called “Wilderness Trail” camps, these can be permanent or erected for the duration of the trails season. A wide range of comfort standards are available from a mattress on the ground to luxury safari tents with en-suites.
Guests may walk directly from camp, but it’s more usual to start with a short drive in a game viewing vehicle to walk at a different location each day.
Trails camps generally sleep a maximum of eight, and can be exclusive-use for your party or shared with other walking enthusiast guests.
Trails camps can be found in many reserves in East and Southern Africa, with the greatest choice in the Kruger National Park and Greater Kruger reserves. Some camps in South Africa, Botswana and Kenya offer immersive walks-based nature training courses.
After the rainy season, when river levels have dropped, it’s expedition season in Ruaha National Park. Choose from one of four remote and wild locations to establish your private fly-camp for 7 nights, exploring a different area each day on foot.
Embark on a genuine wilderness adventure along the Shire River in Liwonde National Park. This seasonal walking safari has one night at base camp followed by two nights at a rustic but comfortable fly camp pitched close to the river.
Explore true wilderness on a walking safari amidst the islands and waterways of the southern Okavango delta. This trails camp is mobile, to take advantage of the best locations and to reduce environmental impact.
You don’t need to see an animal to gather information about it. If you know how to read animal tracks and other bush information, you can gain valuable insight into what, when, maybe even how and why an event took place in the wild. The EcoTraining 7 or 14-day EcoTracker course will turn you into a budding bush detective.