Walking Safaris

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Traverse the Selous on foot Walking and fly camping safari

The essence of the walking and fly camping safari

 With its majestic river, open plains, dense woodlands and tranquil lakes, the varied landscape of the Selous make it ideal for exploring on foot. Walking safaris take place at a slow pace, stopping frequently in the shade as your guide explains the fascinating nuances of the bush and its smaller species. Choose a fly camping option and spend the night in a cosy tent by the river’s edge, drinking in the grunts of hippos and the sounds of the African night. Basic and yet comfortable, this traditional safari is ideal for the adventurous traveller looking for an intimate taste of African nature.

This is an enlightening experience discovering how the ecosystem of the bush works, following the tracks, sights, smells and sounds of all the captivating animals in Africa. What is so wonderful about the Selous is that there are very few tourists, but an abundance of animals so you are mostly assured of seeing everything on your bucket list.

Once in the bush you will be shown how to decipher, smell and hear different tracks, types of dung, melodious harmonies, shrill trills, chaotic screeches or soft purrs and be able to identify them. Get up close and personal with herds of majestic African Elephants, as your heart stops you will be really in awe of their gentleness and grandness. Stand quietly in the shade of a gorgeous
spreading Acacia and listen to the world of the wild things.