Walking Safari Holidays in Africa
If you’re looking to get up close and personal to Africa’s fantastic wildlife, a walking safari is the holiday for you. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll experience an intimate safari where you can thoroughly soak up the scenery, listen to the call of rare birds, and spot small mammals that you may otherwise miss on a game drive.
Exploring Africa’s vast, but wildlife-rich wilderness on foot provides a totally different experience to that of a game drive, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in nature and understand on a closer level how its ecosystem works.
The great thing about the pace and intimacy of a walking safari is that your guide will be able to coach you on how to identify tracks, how to recognise intriguing mini beasts, as well as teach you valuable survival and bush skills.
Are African walking safaris safe?
While a walking safari is one of the ultimate ways to experience Africa, it’s important that you use an operator with a proven safety record. At Scott Dunn, we only work with operators that have been in the business for years and use experienced, responsible guides. In some areas, your guide will be accompanied by an armed ranger as an extra precaution.
The Best Destinations for a Walking Safari in Africa
While our travel experts can find you the perfect walking safari all over Africa, Kenya and Tanzania remain the most popular destinations. A great experience for solo travellers, couples and families with older children, a walking safari holiday exploring Africa’s breathtakingly diverse landscapes is the perfect way to get back to nature.
The home and iconic heartland of 'safari', encounter the 'big 5' in the Maasai Mara, flamingo covered lakes in Great Rift Valley and much more.
This beautiful country with a wide range of diverse environments ripe for exploring.
With unrivalled quantities of game and some of the most beautiful national parks on the continent, a Tanzania holiday is a safari dream come true.
While on a walking safari, you’ll no doubt want a comfortable place to lay your hat at the end of a busy day wildlife spotting. Luckily, you’re spoilt for choice with our luxurious collection of stylish tents, spacious lodges and quaint thatched cottages. Expect elegant amenities like open-air baths and private verandas with views across the plains, so you can truly immerse yourself in your surroundings.
Laikipia, Northern Kenya
Ol Malo is a beautiful lodge set in the heart of the Laikipia Plateau, which runs from the foothills of Mt Kenya to the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Tena Tena Camp
South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Tena Tena is a remote seasonal camp lying within the quiet Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia. Tena Tena's six comfortable and stylish tents ensure a unique wilderness safari experience.
Karisia Walking Safaris
Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya
Karisia Walking Safaris is an award-winning safari company specialising in walking safaris and supported by camels. Walking safaris are a unique and exciting way to experience a safari and gain a whole new understanding and respect for the bush.
South Luangwa National Park,Luangwa Valley,Zambia
Nkwali Camp is situated just outside the South Luangwa National Park. The camp has six delightful thatched cottages with open-air en-suite bathrooms.
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp
South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Robin Pope Safaris Walking Mobile camps are situated in the far north of South Luangwa, along the perennial Mupamadzi River in Zambia. The camp moves every day or two, relocating to game rich areas each time and offering exhilarating walking safaris!
Samburu National Park, Northern Kenya, Kenya
Sarara is a leading community-run tented camp set in the Mathews Range of Northern Kenya. Accommodation is in six double tents, each with flush-loos and open air showers. A natural rock swimming pool overlooks a waterhole frequently visited by animals.
Epic Southern Tanzania
Selous, Ruaha & Fanjove Island
Get ready to dive into the wilderness of southern Tanzania on an off-grid safari and beach getaway. We’ve handpicked the most stylish camps and lodges so you can immerse yourself in this barely touched land in luxury, with some extraordinary experiences along the way. Explore the Selous by river and wander through the baobab dotted landscapes of...
GBP £9,300 pp
Family Fun in South Africa
The Waterberg, Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Cape Town & Hermanus
For intrepid families looking for something extraordinary and wanting to spend quality time together, South Africa is the place to be. Canter into the wilderness on horseback, encountering wildlife with a unique perspective. Let your excitement wander through Mashatu, an off-grid game reserve and admire big cats and elephants. Gaze out over the...
GBP £8,100 pp
Victoria Falls, Lake Kariba & Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve
Zimbabwe has attracted vast amounts of attention within the luxury travel market in very recent years. This itinerary combines some of the most luxurious accommodation options on offer, which boast stunning facilities as well as impeccable service. Not only are the properties highly luxurious but they are also in regions not typically visited by...
GBP £16,400 pp
Walking safari holiday guides and inspiration
Seeking inspiration for your walking safari holiday? From planning a family-friendly safari to scouring out the trek of a lifetime for your significant other, take a look at our expert walking safari guides and begin your adventure today.