Walking safaris in Zimbabwe

Elephant, lion and more on foot in Zimbabwe's best walking areas

Zimbabwe has a well-earned reputation for having the best guides in the business. Where this is most in evidence is on foot.

Of all places in Zimbabwe Mana Pools is perhaps the best known for getting very, very close to elephant on foot.

This you can expect to do…and a whole lot more besides. Elephant are regular visitors to the handful of authentic, simple mobile tented camps in Mana Pools National Park. When you’re not enjoying the view of the broad river and scenic escarpment, you’ll be out on short drives, during which your guide will take every opportunity to pick up a trail and follow it on foot into the bush...with the distinct possibility that you will find yourself standing close enough to see an elephant’s eyelashes. Take a look at a sample trip for Mana Pools

The high canopy of Acacia Albida trees and wide floodplain of the Zambezi makes prime walking territory.  You can see for miles, and the wildlife gathers en-masse at the rich alluvial feast on the banks. Mana is one of the few true wildernesses in the world where you can encounter elephant, lion and wild dog in such close proximity, and on foot.

the distinct possibility that you will find yourself standing close enough to see an elephant’s eyelashes.”

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In the words of one of our guests

"Quite simply one of the best, if not the best, safari experiences we have ever had. Absolutely loved it. The game experiences were something else, and seeing a pack of 30 dogs on the hunt was something of a safari epiphany for me. The walking was great. It’s rare to be able to just generally walk amongst game like that without it crashing off into the undergrowth and we had some fabulous sightings as well as the "up close and personal" experiences with elephants, lion and dogs. Even night time was full of entertainment with so much game in and around the camp every night."

Mana Pools, Zimbabwe Safari, Richard and Georgie Hill, USA

25 YEARS OF WALKING EXPERIENCE

Unlike many companies who offer walking safaris without any real experience of what it's like to undertake, let alone lead them, we at Natural High have walking safaris in our blood. From leading walks in Southern Tanzania for many years to Rod Tether's extensive experience of living and running his own specialist walking camp in Zambia's remote North Luangwa.

If you'd like to discuss walking safaris, understand when, where - and if - to go on one, then we would highly recommend beginning by dropping Rod a line. He will be more than happy to chat with you, outline some ideas of where to go and - after fully understanding what you're wanting - provide you with detailed options and prices.

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Walking Safaris in Zimbabwe

Mana Pools - on foot among the elephants

Highlights:

Highly experienced walking guides, up-close encounters with elephant and other big game on foot, highly authentic old-style safari

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