Some people enjoy nothing more than the feeling of being directly and intimately close to nature and wildlife. There is surely no more thrilling experience, and what better way to do this than by… walking!
Thankfully for us (and you!) Africa is undeniably a walkers Utopia. From the Mopane Pans in Botswana and the secluded bush camps in Zambia, to the varied landscapes of the Kruger Park in South Africa. The choices are varied and plentiful to meet a range of fitness levels and preferences. If you are travelling as a family, it is worth noting that all walking safaris have an age restriction – so make sure to check on this before booking with children.
In this article we look at a handful of lodges that are ideal for walking safaris…
Africa on Foot – Kruger Park, South Africa
As the name suggests, walking is at the core of this relaxed camp in the Kruger. It’s position in the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve that shares unfenced borders with the Kruger, means that wildlife roam freely and the area is rich in game.
Some travellers have a rough idea of where they want to go to Africa, but the reality is that most people don’t! (Or they find out that the place on their wishlist is not ideal for the only time that they can get away…) There are so many options, plus an even greater abundance of ‘opinions’ out there.
So to end off our ‘Where to go in Africa‘ series we’ll be talking about safari travel in the months of February, March and April. We hope this inspires you!
This article in our ‘Where to go in Africa’ series is courtesy of Cedarberg Africa, a travel and safari company specializing in African tailor-made itineraries. We have special rates with all the hotels and game lodges, so you don’t pay any more than booking direct, and often less.
Posted on May 31, 2017 by Kate Bergh - Interesting Reads
Early History of Ethiopia
Many places in Africa lay claim to being the ‘cradle of mankind’, but only in recent times has there been just one species of the genus homo. So theoretically they could all be correct. Ethiopia is certainly one country which lays a strong claim. It is the home and birthplace of ‘Lucy’. Her 3.2 million year old bones were found in the paleontological treasure trove of Awash in the eastern Afar region. ‘Lucy’ can be seen in replica in the very interesting (if slightly old-fashioned) Addis Ababa museum. (more…)