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Active Safaris

Africa offers thrilling active walking, canoeing and trekking adventures that get you out of the land cruiser and closer to the wilderness.

Walking safaris with a professional guide or ranger are one of the best ways to see the real Africa; you will learn about the trees, plants and birds as well as encounter the animals on their own terms. Track rhino and lion, row down rivers past hippo and crocodile, and watch herds of elephants coming down to the water to drink. Hike from bush camp to bush camp, or take shorter day walks from your camp or lodge.

Canoeing on the Zambezi River in Zambia or Zimbabwe is an unforgettable activity which combines adrenalin-pumping excitement with out-of-this-world beauty and tranquillity. Fabulous for families is a camel trek in Kenya, led by local Samburu tribesman whilst camels carry your luggage. Trekking to the icy summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, or Mount Kenya in Kenya are exhilarating experiences which can be enjoyed by anyone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Flying between lodges and camps minimises travelling time, whilst driving provides a close-up view of the African landscape. Our travel agents can arrange flights, road transfers or a combination of both throughout your safari.

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Suggested Active Safaris

The following sample itineraries are an example of the kinds of personalised Active Safaris that our travel specialists can tailor design. Our team of seasoned African travellers have the knowledge and experience to help you choose the African safari that best suits your style of travel and budget.

South Africa
7 days
Makutsi Walking Safari

Experience nature up-close on this exciting walking safari combining game drives and leisurely walks through the reserve with an armed nature guide. Truly immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the African bushveld, with 2 nights spent at Makutsi’s secluded tented camp sleep out in combination with the main camp. Includes a scenic tour to Blyde River Canyon and the Drakensberg Mountains.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Botswana
5 days
Selinda Canoe Trail

During May to September, Great Plains offer clients the chance to rediscover the safari experience of old, on an expertly guided canoe trail for 45 kms along the beautiful Selinda Spillway, a prime wildlife viewing location. After each day’s adventures on the water through an area rich in wildlife, you will camp each night on the riverbank and enjoy dinner beneath the stars. Please contact us for details and departure dates.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Zimbabwe
5 days
Leon Varley Walking Safari

Come closer to the heart of Africa on this walking safari led by Leon Varley, one of Africa’s most experienced licensed guides. Achieve a deeper understanding of the African wilderness as you track game with Leon and a Matabele tracker, following the spoor of elephant, buffalo or lion through the untrammelled wilderness of Hwange National Park. You will need to have a sense of adventure and be physically fit.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Zambia
4 days
Chikoko Trails Walking Safari

Walk from camp to camp with an expert guide and follow ancient elephant trails through the unspolit wilderness of Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley on this exciting foot safari. On this 4 day walking safari the walks are relatively easy at around 3-4 hours each day. Chikoko Tree Camp has 3 twin ensuite tree house chalets, while Crocodile River Camp has 3 twin chalets under shady trees. Luggage and supplies are portered.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Zimbabwe
4 days
Mana Pools Canoe & Walking Trail

For those looking for a little adventure, this is possibly the best safari in Africa! This thrilling experience provides incredibly close encounters with animals and birds either from the canoe or on foot in the beautiful Mana Pools National Park. Each trip is led by an armed professional guide, and accommodation is in fully serviced camps on the banks of the Zambezi with bedding and hot bucket showers.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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Zimbabwe
From 3-8 days
Participation Canoeing Safari

Experience an expedition style canoe trip where everything is carried in the canoes in the manner of the early explorers. These canoe trails will have you floating leisurely down the Zambezi River encountering magnificent wildlife, camping on the shore, and sleeping under the stars in dome tents. Canoe trails are semi-participatory and range from 2 nights to 7 nights, covering a distance of approx 22 km daily.

This is is not a group tour but a recommended, sample itinerary that we can tailor to your requirements. Please contact us for further information.

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