Walking Safari

Accompanied by an expert walking-trails guide, guests can explore parts of Madikwe Game Reserve on foot. You may not spot many of the larger animal species (although you will almost certainly see their spoor), but you will learn so much more about the relationship between flora and fauna in the African bush, making it an unforgettable experience for all your senses.

The focus of a walking safari is the things you may miss on a game drive: the smaller animals, insects and birds, surrounding trees and grasses, with a spotlight on animal spoor and dung, small flowers and plants, bird calls and the aromatic smells of herbs and shrubs.

Tips and tricks

  • We recommend a reasonable level of fitness, as walks vary between 5km and10km over three to four hours.
  • The guide will match the pace of the slowest person in the group, so there’s no need to worry about having to keep up.
  • No guests under the age of 16 years are allowed on walking safaris.
  • Opt for neutral-coloured clothing, and shorts in summer and long trousers in winter.
  • Wear comfortable, closed walking boots and socks, and a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Don’t forget your sunblock.
  • Try to carry as little as possible – stick to a small daypack containing your camera, binoculars and notebook.
  • Your guide will carry a first-aid kit, water, a radio for emergencies and toilet paper.