Get up close and personal with nature on a bush walk during your safari in South Africa.
When enjoying a luxury safari in South Africa, there is no better way to dig your heels into nature than to pursue a tracker and guide into the bush. With only the experienced knowledge of an armed ranger between you and the thrilling perils of the wild, a bush walk can prove both an exciting and relaxing part of your safari holiday.
Walks are typically conducted early morning or afternoon with groups of up to 8 people. The experience is wonderfully interactive and educational, with your guides teaching you about tracking, animal behavior and the ecosystem you are traversing through. Much of these details are overlooked in game drives or other tours - as such, bush walks in areas such as South Africa’s Kruger National Park invite visitors to delve into the nitty gritty of the wilderness.
Though bush walks do not typically encounter dangerous predators, it is advised that you never stray from the group and do exactly what your guide tells you at all times. Comfortable shoes or hiking boots are recommended and clothes in neutral colors that are appropriate for the weather conditions. Do not forget to bring your camera - your bush walk may prove the most unforgettable excursion of your South African safari!
Travel to South Africa for a wide range of safari areas to choose from.
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