Voted Top Ten Specialist Tour Operator by Conde Nast Traveller, Exsus has over 14 years' experience in creating luxury holidays to Africa, Europe, Australasia and the South Pacific, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, USA and Canada, South America, Mexico and Central America, North Africa and the Middle East and South East Asia.
For an exhilarating safari experience in Africa, walking safaris come very highly recommended. From short walks you can fit in before lunch to several days of guided walking accompanied by a tracker and an armed guard, our experts at Exsus can advise you on the best kind of walking safari for you.
For short morning and afternoon walks many of the private game reserves in Kenya are worth a visit (we’d pick Lewa Safari Camp in Laikipia for gorgeous rolling scenery), as is the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania (try Beho Beho for incredible guides). Further south, many of the camps in Botswana will offer walks, as will many of the South African safari lodges. Worth a particular mention is the South Luangwa in Zambia, where walking safaris were really pioneered. Almost all of the camps here will offer walking as an activity, and many, like Tafika have satellite camps that you can walk out to.
Finally, there are a handful of operators that cater to committed walkers, and offer walking safaris as their only, or primary activity. These include the wonderful Karisia Walking Safaris in Kenya, and Mwaleshi in Zambia.
To read more about how walking safaris work, what you'll see and where you should go, read our guide.
To follow are some of our favourite camps which offer great walking safari experiences.