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Walking safari Africa

Walk in the footsteps of wildlife, with nothing between you and the bush

Walking safari Africa
Up close and personal with the African wilderness
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When you step into the African bush, with no vehicle for comfort and nothing between you and the animals, the thrill is utterly exhilarating.

An Africa walking safari is, without doubt, one of the most intimate ways you can get close to Africa’s incredible wildlife. Plus, it is not as daunting as you might think.

Put simply, a walking safari will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable elements of your family safari holiday. Here at Coral Tree we’re huge fans.

Walking safari Africa
Up close and personal with the African wilderness
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In the hands of an expert

Only the most experienced guides are allowed to lead walking
safaris and yours will walk with you every step of the way.

You’ll also be accompanied by an armed game ranger who, along with your guide, will keep you safe and secure. Your expert team will delight in showing you the hidden gems that you might miss from a vehicle. Such as, animals camouflaged in the bush, wildlife tracks, exotic butterflies, beetles and birds, and the flora and fauna that the game animals rely on to survive.

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Whether you choose a day’s hike or a morning stroll, you’ll move at a slow and gentle pace discovering what happened in the last few hours. For example, the spot where a leopard surprised a guinea fowl, and the branches it broke when it pounced. Or, the half-chewed seed pods that show where an elephant breakfasted that morning.

You can be sure, your walking safari guide will entertain, enthral and amaze you all, whilst bringing the bush to life in ways that you will never forget.

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Some of our favourite family safari destinations in Africa offer spectacular walking safaris.

A personal favourite is the remote wilderness of Ruaha National Park in Tanzania, where you can traverse the dry river beds that make this park so beautiful. For something different, Ngorongoro Highlands has amazing trekking in and around its ancient craters.

Walking safaris also offer the freedom to explore private concessions bordering the main reserves and national parks. Serengeti National Park and the Masai Mara are particularly well known for this type of experience.

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Traditionally, the best time of year for a walking safari will always be the dry season, as this is when the terrain will be most accessible and the wildlife easily visible.

In Kenya and Tanzania, this is typically the months of July to October, although some regions, such as Samburu, offer excellent walking year round.

In Southern Africa, the dry season starts a little earlier in May/June. The walking in Zambia, in particular, is known as some of the best on the continent.

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As a walking safari involves stepping out into the wilderness, albeit with a trained guide, there are certain requirements that need to be met. For example, you will need to be comfortable with moderate exercise and there are limitations on ages for young children. Many places have a minimum age of 12.

If a walking safari is something you would like to include in your family safari holiday, we would love to help add that extra little bit of magic to your trip.

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Itinerary ideas
Suggested itineraries for a walking safari
  • Tanzania safari and beach holiday

    Experience the ideal combination of safari and beach that Tanzania has to offer.

    Guide Price From £3,095 | $4,210 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 9 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nyerere National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Kenya safari and beach holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with some time on Kenya's gorgeous coastline with our signature Kenya family safari and beach holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,680 | $5,000 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 10 nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Nairobi, Masai Mara, Kenya Coast,
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  • Kenya wildlife and conservation safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Combine the world-famous Masai Mara with beautiful scenery and incredible conservation successes in Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.

    Guide Price From £4,350 | $5,900 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Lewa and Laikipia, Masai Mara,
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  • Tanzania family safari holiday

    This classic Northern Tanzania safari circuit takes in some of the most breathtaking wildlife spectacles and landscapes imaginable.

    Guide Price From £3,785 | $5,150 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park,
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  • Kenya driving safari holiday

    UP TO 25% OFF TRAVEL IN 2021 - Experience incredible wildlife, vast wilderness and tranquil lakeside abodes on our Kenya driving safari holiday.

    Guide Price From £3,865 | $5,250 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 8 nights
    Best Months July - March
    Region Nairobi, Rift Valley Lakes, Lewa and Laikipia, Samburu,
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  • Southern Tanzania safari holiday

    Experience a unique and memorable family safari adventure in Tanzania's southern parks.

    Guide Price From £4,255 | $5,785 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 7 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Ruaha National Park, Nyerere National Park,
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  • Bucket list family safari Tanzania

    Our ultimate Tanzania bucket list family safari takes in all this incredible country has to offer.

    Guide Price From £6,165 | $8,385 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
    Duration 14 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Ngorongoro Highlands, Serengeti National Park, Ruaha National Park, Zanzibar Islands,
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  • Tanzania chimpanzee safari

    Our remote Western Tanzania chimpanzee safari will have you trekking with our closest genetic relatives and experiencing a big game safari in true wilderness.

    Guide Price From £5,950 | $8,090 per person (based on a family of four)
    Duration 8 Nights
    Best Months July - October
    Region Arusha, Western Tanzania,
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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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Over the last twenty years, we have lived and worked in the luxury African tourism sector developing partnerships across the continent.

We know what makes a memorable family experience, and as parents, we understand what’s important to you.

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