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We’re All Going On a Walking Safari!

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Created: 04 June 2017

As we near the main school holidays, families across the globe will be considering where to take the kids.  An African safari can be an especially rewarding experience for younger travellers inspired by creatures great and small, and with walking safaris increasing in popularity there are plenty of opportunities to ditch the 4X4 and track the animals on foot.

We asked Arno Delport, Sales & Marketing Manager at leading safari specialist, Acacia Africa what to expect on one of these more intimate journeys into the African bush…

1. What can families expect on a walking safari?

In contrast to the traditional 4X4 experience, walking safaris offer a more intimate appreciation of the bush in terms of the senses: sight, touch, smell, and hearing. Families will be learning about the plants that they see; viewing the “Small Five” (Leopard tortoise, Elephant shrew, Ant Lion, Rhinoceros Beetle and Buffalo Weaver), taking note of birdlife along with smaller game and sometimes tracking larger mammals, for example, rhino in Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park.

All wildlife sightings have the same wow factor, but being able to view the continent’s animal kingdom at close quarters...

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