Walking safaris in Namibia

How to have a walking safari in Namibia

The ever-enchanting landscapes of Namibia has some of Africa’s most dramatic scenery and many great hikes as well as walking trails. However walking safaris in Namibia offer a slightly different approach to the more traditional walking safaris of its African counterparts in that spotting prolific wildlife may not be as easy to come by because of the vastness of the country.

Namibia is a spectacular country to experience on foot, credit: Bush Tracks

However, walks through the Etosha National Park are both awe-inspiring and humbling, as you tread along the very paths animals roam free on and observe their intimate lives from a careful distance, it is also one of the best ways to be guaranteed of animal sightings. The slow pace of the walk and the interpretive skills of the armed guides open your eyes to a fascinating world.

Walks tend to be led by experienced and trained guides who tailor the excursions to suit the preferences of guests, whether it’s to view a certain animal or plant species, to learn about the mannerisms of different wildlife species and their habitats or simply to enjoy the vast expanse of bush and the panoramic surroundings that sets Namibia apart. Walkers will be instructed on the identification of various tracks, as well as on the smaller wildlife and plants that live in the park and that are often missed during a game drive.

Explore Namibia's famous dunes on foot and experience the magic of the landscapes, credit: Zicasso

One of the best regions to walk in is Damaraland which has several really excellent camps and lodges to choose from. The scenery is astonishing, from granite boulders and euphorbia candelabra, to desert dwelling rhino and elephant.

There have also been recent sightings of cheetah and lion in this region too.


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