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Your Boots are Made for Walking

You love the exhilaration of walking. Rambling through stunning mountain ranges or go on an exciting walking safari with an armed guide. The ultimate game walk must be the gorilla trekking on the slopes of Rwanda’s volcanoes. Your boots are made for walking, anything from day walks to multiple day treks.

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Step out into a different world, a world where distances don’t matter, where time stands still. A world where silence is eternal and where the natural beauty soothes your soul. A world where the simple act of walking relaxes and exhilarates at the same time.

There is no better way to explore the omnipresent natural beauty that IS Africa, whether trekking or doing day walks.

Ramble along the Whale trail in South Africa or along the bottom of the enormous Fish River Canyon in Namibia. Here you’ll also find the unforgettably named TokTokkie Trail which leads you through the stunning Kalahari desert.

Trek through the beautiful mountain ranges of the Cederberg or the Drakensberg in South Africa. Go even higher and trek through the stunning landscapes and picturesque villages of the Kingdom in the Sky, Lesotho’s apt nickname.

Or go for the highest trek of all and climb 4,985 meters high Mount Kenya, where you walk from the tropical forest all the way up to snow – on the equator!

Your boots are made for walking, whether long or short. If you like walking but trekking is not your thing, how about adding day walks to your tour, either in a game reserve or in a stunning natural environment?

You’ll marvel at the stunning landscapes and wildlife of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, eSwatini or Kenya, landscapes which are made for day walks.

Game walks: walking safari’s

Exploring a game reserve on foot with an armed ranger is an unforgettable experience and a unique memory to share back home.

You can do anything from half-day walks to multiple day walking safaris. Either from a comfortable lodge, sleeping in fly camps along the way or even outside on a mattress under the Milky Way and brilliant African starry skies.

Gorilla trekking

Finally, there is the ultimate walking experience. Nothing can beat a gorilla trek in Rwanda. Get up early in the morning and walk with your guide through the gorgeous forests that cover the volcanic mountain slopes.

A tracker has left before you to find the gorillas, so you’re almost guaranteed to find them and spend time with these gentle giants. Here, your boots are really made for walking. Truly a memory of a lifetime!

This is experiential travel at its best. Here are some ideas and example tours to inspire you. Nothing is set in stone, all can be combined, adjusted, changed to make your own bespoke holiday!