Southern Africa Bush Tails

5 of Our Absolute Favorite Adventures on Foot

For travelers who want to feel connected to the earth under their feet, nothing compares to a walking safari or hiking adventure. With trained guides leading the way, you’ll experience sightings of wildlife in a whole new way. Being active is possible on safari and getting away from sitting in the vehicle.  Here are 5 of our absolute favorite adventures on foot:

#5 Wilds of Zambia River Trail

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This itinerary combines 1) the South Luangwa floodplain ecosystem, 2) the Lower Zambezi and 30 Kafue National Park, which is remote and rarely visited.

Experience day and night game drives in open vehicles as well as participate in walking and canoeing safaris.

Your accommodations are thatched chalets or rustic tented safari camps all with en suite bathrooms. The true thrill of any safari to Zambia is the adrenaline rush of a walking safari and canoeing down the Zambezi!

End with a night in 40 Livingstone and a tour of Victoria Falls and a sunset cruise.

#4 Walking Adventurer’s to Tanzania Southern Circuit

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If you’re looking to get out of the jeep and explore Tanzania on foot, there are options for this on our week safari in the south to Ruaha and Selous parks – a more remote destination.

Stay at camps like Rufihi River Camp, Jongomero, Siwandu, Kwihala and Beho Beho.

#3 Eyes on Elephant of the Pools and Pans, Zimbabwe

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Another National Geographic Traveler Magazine award winner, this AAC exclusive safari made it onto their penultimate “50 Tours of a Lifetime” list.

The guides—Nic Polenakis, Dave Carsons, Nick Murray, and Paul Hubbard—are some of the best in Africa, and are the highlight of the trip. Spot the Big 5 on this safari that combines walking in Hwange; canoeing, walking, and game drives in Mana Pools; plus a cultural visit and chance to see rhino in Matobo Hills.

Departures in 2017:  Jul 15, Jul 29, Aug 22, Sep 19

#2 Our Point of View Active South Africa

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This trip lets you experience South Africa on foot in a kaleidoscope of unique settings, including on safari in the Timbavati Reserve Area where activities include bush walks as well as the opportunity to sleep out under the stars in Tanda Tula’s “Star Beds.”

Elsewhere, there’s hiking, and sea kayaking to see the Cape Peninsula, and hiking on the Garden Route’s stunning Hermanus Coast, plus a dolphin and whale watching cruise.

#1 Desert Dune Safari to Namibia

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On this adventurous journey, guests traverse the highlights of Namibia, visiting the iconic red dunes of Sossusvlei, tracking black rhino at Desert Rhino Camp, and exploring the dramatic Skeleton Coast Hoanib Camp with its historic shipwrecks, seal colonies, and incredible desert wonders, including animals such as elephant, lion, springbok, gemsbok and ostrich that have adapted to the harsh environment.

Bonus Adventure - Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

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3 gorilla treks in the rainforests of Bwindi and Volcanoes!

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