Walking Safaris in Africa

If you’re looking to get up close and personal with Africa’s fantastic wildlife, a walking safari is a unique way to see these animals at their best. In the company of an expert guide, you’ll experience an intimate, customized safari where you can thoroughly soak up the scenery, listen to the call of rare birds, and spot smaller animals that you could miss on a game drive.

Walking safaris

Exploring Africa’s vast wilderness on foot provides a completely different experience to that of a traditional game drive, allowing you to truly immerse yourself in nature and understand how its ecosystem works on a closer level.

The great thing about a walking safari is that you can control the pace and focus on what you want to. Your expert guide will be able to coach you on how to identify tracks, how to recognize intriguing mini beasts, as well as teach you valuable survival and bush skills.

Our travel experts can help you plan the walking safari vacation of a lifetime; whether it’s trekking in northern Kenya or a walking safari in Botswana, we’ll create the perfect bespoke trip for you.



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 trip all over Africa, walking safaris in East Africa are truly unbeatable, with popular destinations like Zimbabwe and Tanzania to choose from. A great experience for solo travelers, couples and families with older children, a walking safari vacation exploring Africa’s breathtakingly diverse landscapes is the perfect way to get back to nature.

After a busy day spotting the ‘Big 5’ on a Kruger Park walking safari or watching the wildebeest in Masai Mara, you’ll no doubt want a comfortable place to unwind. Luckily, you’re spoiled 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.

Karisia Walking Safaris

Karisia Walking Safaris

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

Karisia Walking Safaris is an award-winning safari company specializing 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.

Adventure Wildlife Off the beaten track
Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Camp

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.

Adventure Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
Ol Malo

Ol Malo

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. The main lodge has breathtaking views and has four rooms while Ol Malo House accommodates 12 guests.

Adventure Off the beaten track Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp

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!

Wildlife Adventure
Sarara Camp

Sarara Camp

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.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track Riding
Tena Tena Camp

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.

Adventure Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism Off the beaten track
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