The Great Walk of Africa
Raw and primitive - 'Africa without any fat'
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.
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