What to expect on a walking safari
Most walking safaris are not designed to test your fitness abilities. Typically, they take you through parts of a reserve that are easier to traverse and beautiful in their scenery. (However, mountain gorilla treks and other walks in mountainous or hilly areas can be more strenuous.)
On a multi-day walking safari, you’ll trek for a few hours in the morning, and sometimes again in the afternoon, at a steady pace that allows you time to take in your surroundings. You may walk from place to place, staying in a different campsite or lodge each night. Or you may stay at a single lodge while exploring a different route each day.
Of course, multi-day walking safaris are not the only option. You can also include walking as part a safari with game drives and other activities. For example, you can stay at a reserve that offers bush walks in the morning and game drives in the afternoon, or that lets you choose which safari activities you prefer from day to day.