Seeing big animals from the security of a safari vehicle is extremely exciting, but it is nothing compared to standing on your own two feet, deep in the bush, miles from the nearest road and vehicle, and getting a close-up view of a black rhinoâ€¦or an elephant, giraffe, zebra or impala.
Once you have stood in the silence, hearing only your own heartbeat, surrounded by the scent of crushed turpentine grass, in the middle of a wilderness area, you will begin to have an idea of what the world was like when it was young, innocent and intimidating!
All walking safaris are undertaken under the direct supervision of armed rangers and trackers and no unnecessary risks are taken.
So although it sounds adventurous to be on foot only metres from a pride of lions, your experienced trackers will utilise all their skills to ensure you remain unharmed. Truly, this is one way to experience Africa as few people have.
The most popular areas for wilderness trails are the game parks of KwaZulu-Natal and the Kruger National Park (www.krugerpark.co.za), where there is a choice of seven different trails, each with its own special character and attractions.
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