The Great Walk of Africa

Wild Walk

The Great Walk of Africa - Image 1 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 2 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 3 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 4 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 5 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 6
The Great Walk of Africa - Image 1 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 2 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 3 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 4 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 5 The Great Walk of Africa - Image 6

This is Africa’s definitive walking safari. Hiking along two of the most beautiful rivers on the continent, which are the home to the biggest elephant herds in Africa, it’s no wonder this trip has been described as ‘the greatest African bush experience on the continent’

Leaving the 21st century behind, you’ll embark upon a 11-day 100 mile (160 kilometre) game tracking walk across the wilderness landscapes of Kenya's Tsavo – the largest park in Africa. You’ll gain an understanding and appreciation for wildlife while following game trails along the Tsavo River past occasional First World War forts, past the place where the infamous “Maneaters of Tsavo” halted the British Empire in 1898. You will then hike the entire length of the palm-fringed Galana River, home not only to the largest elephant populations in East Africa, but also the unique maneless male lions. A recent study has shown that the Galana River now has a higher density of lions than the entire northern Serengeti.

It is said that to appreciate the wonders of the bush it is essential to mimic the behaviour of the game, so your days will begin at dawn and you will enjoy peaceful siesta through the heat of the day. In addition to the miles covered on foot you’ll enjoy afternoon game drives through the late afternoon to maximise your wildlife encounters, ensuring the greatest and most varied experience possible.

This magnificent journey is a true adventure – a rare glimpse of the Africa first seen by the explorers on foot. At times adrenalin fuelled, at others idyllically peaceful and beautifully silent, this is the African wilderness in all its magnificent glory.

 


Why we like it

Untamed, African wilderness
The sound of silence and the thrill of adventure
History, wildlife and stunning scenery
Huge elephant population and rare maneless lion
A small group of like-minded adventurers

At a Glance

Day 1 | Arrive Nairobi and overnight in luxury hotel, located on Karen Blixen's original farm
Day 2 | Fly to Tsavo, afternoon at leisure in camp
Day 3 | Walk the dense undergrowth and hippo trails of the Tsavo River, to Kichwa Tembo - a dramatic 3000 foot spire
Day 4 | A 16km walk from Kichwa Tembo to the drier Maji Ya Chumvi amidst bountiful plains game
Day 5 | Follow the Tsavo River 13km to the area of the the famous 'Maneater of Tsavo', spotting lion en route.
Day 6 | Drive to Tsavo Bridge, then walk to the beginning of the Galana River
Day 7 | Walk 10km down the Galana River to Lugard Falls, game drive in the afternoon
Day 8 | Enter open, semi-desert arid country where the river is wide and dotted with palms and sandy beaches. Game here is plentiful and easier to spot
Day 9 | A 16km walk and a late afternoon game drive along the river
Days 10 & 11 | Contiue along the Galana river and game drive in the afternoons. Likely to encounter maneless lions.
Day 12 | Walk around 23km to Sala Gate, the conclusion of the walk
Day 13 | Fly to Nairobi to continue with your onward arrangements

Key facts

13 days
Departures Feb to October
Small group travel
Contact us for dates, prices and a full itinerary
02 9327 0666
info@classicsafaricompany.com.au

Want a tailor-made itinerary?

We know where to go, what to do and how to get you there!

CALL 1300 130 218 | +61 (0)2 9327 0666

Enquire Now

x