Arguably the most authentic kind of safari, few activities are as exciting and sincere as a guided walk through the wild African bush. At a steady, natural pace, you are given a different perspective on the environment around you: the smells, the colours, the subtle sounds – an intimate, personal close-up on the natural world.
“One never knows what you’re going to find around the next corner, gorge, gully, ravine, or bush,” says Anthony Kaschula from Gonarezhou Bushcamps when asked what makes walking in the bush so special to him. “The ground underfoot is our daily newspaper on which each animal that has passed has left its signature.” For those looking to be active on their African travels, the combination of vulnerability and adrenaline as you stand and watch Africa's wildlife on a walking safari is a powerful and unforgettable feeling. From patterned messages of prints on the ground to the twitch of an ear or flick of the tail in the distance, your wildlife sightings stand to be some of the most memorable.