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The Ultimate Africa Walking Safari

The best way to get to know the African bush intimately is on a walking safari

Leon Varley in the African bush on a walking safari

Gaze at elephants while they graze in the bush

There is honestly no better way to experience Africa than on foot. Leon Varley is one of the true masters in this highly skilled field of expertise - an Africa walking safari.

Your guide will determine your experience - get that wrong and you have almost wasted your time and money but more importantly the opportunity of the most amazing experience you will ever have.

I have known Leon for over 20 years and he is a character that you just have to meet. I would recommend him highly.

Leon Varley

Why Go on a Walking Safari?

This text below is and excerpt from his website….

Walking safaris is the ultimate African Experience. They allow for a flexibility and closeness to the essence of Africa that is just not possible on any other type of safari.

To follow a Matebele Tracker on the spoor of a Lion or a Black Rhino is to be transported back into the timeless tradition that is almost lost to the modern world.

To approach a single Elephant on foot is worth a hundred sightings of elephant from the back of a vehicle.

When you’re afoot everything is of significance. Wind direction, terrain, vegetation and how the animal is behaving.

To Walk in Africa is to be part of Africa. You will have it forever.

Discover true Africa with Leon Varley

Walking safaris are not just a sightseeing tour of the bush, but they allow you to get close to the flora and fauna, while studying the spoors of big and small creatures and learning how to track them. They are a fantastic activity for the photographer, bird and wildlife enthusiast, the botanist, and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.

You are not restricted to the Victoria Falls bush - trips can also be arranged for walking safaris in Hwange National Park and indeed other areas in Zimbabwe such as Gonarezhou and Chizarira.

What You Need on a Africa Walking Safari

• Be in good physical health - do some practice hikes in your area to prepare for walking 10kms per day.
• Good quality light-weight walking trainers or boots. Brand new shoes are not recommended.
• A personal refillable water bottle
• Binoculars and camera with enough battery and memory space
• Optional personal torch or head torch
• Camping gear (although these may be supplied on request) - Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, pillow
• Sun hat, UV glasses and sun block
• Anti-malaria drugs, insect repellent, long sleeved shirts and trousers
• Extra layers for the cool months, light and compact raincoat for the wet months
• Personal toiletries

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