Not until you’ve followed in the footsteps of the great explorers and experienced the compelling mix of excitement, fear, vulnerability, respect and awe that a walking safari delivers, can you really understand the true nature of the wilderness...

There is nothing quite like the thrill of feeling your heart pound in your chest as you tiptoe your way through the bush, listening to the alarm calls from animals echoing in the air. From a vehicle you see Africa. On foot you feel, hear and smell Africa and to stride out on your own two feet is the only way to understand the wilderness, and it is the best zoology lesson you will ever have.

Walking guides will let you in on the secrets of the bush, from teaching you how to track a leopard by identifying spoor and listening for tell-tale alarm calls, to explaining how to soothe insect bites with the juice of a sausage tree. With every step there is something new to learn, a new bird or animal to spot and a new unforgettable experience.

For the adventurous, tracking mountain gorilla in the rainforests of Rwanda or spending time with the chimpanzee families of remote Western Tanzania is a life-changing experience. Mountain enthusiasts will enjoy waking through the snowcapped peaks of the Moroccon Atlas Mountains, or for those who prefer a challenge, the dizzying heights of Mounts Kilimanjaro and Kenya await.

With so many different habitats to explore, from open plains to sandy river banks, eerie mopane forests to swampy lagoons, no two outings will ever be the same, but we guarantee that you will remember every one.