26th June 2019
Exploring Africa on foot gives you first-hand access to flora and fauna and you get the chance to meet local people, something you may miss when driving. Experience some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet with a walking holiday in Africa.
Trekking in Africa is a fun way to get fit and enjoy a simpler way of life. You may not even be able to get a phone signal in some walking areas so it’s a chance to truly unplug and get away from it all.
Whatever walking holiday you decide to do, Africa is a destination that will truly exceed your expectations. Here's our picks for the best walking holidays in Africa.
A 13-day iconic walking tour where you can fully be fully immersed in African nature, culture and history.
Northern Ethiopia is full of hidden treasures, some only accessible by foot. This walking tour is hosted by local communities who will introduce you to some of the classic highlights of the region, including imperial cities, rugged mountains, rock-cut churches and ancient palaces.
“This spectacular adventure takes you into the cultural heart of one of Africa’s most bewitching destinations.”
If big game is your top reason for visiting Africa then this 10 day epic walking tour will tick all the boxes.
You’ll visit two of Kenya’s finest wildlife areas, the Laikipia Wildlife Reserve and the Maasai Mara on the northern edge of the Serengeti National Park. Depending on the time of year you can also witness the great herds departing on their annual migration.
“Taking in some of Kenya’s most scenic safari camps, this memorable journey travels across some of the most iconic landscapes in eastern Africa.”
Flamingos and tree climbing lions are just some of the unique wildlife you’ll see on this 7 day walking tour of Tanzania.
Starting in Kilimanjaro, this itinerary is based on reaching the destination of Lake Natron over a period of 5 days. This vast crater lake offers a number of short and long hikes, as well as incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and relaxing activities, such as taking a dip in the natural pools.
“Filled with spectacular landscapes and abundant game, the deep canyons of the Great Rift Valley hide vast open plains where a dramatic battle for life is played out daily.”
A high altitude 7 day walking trek that starts in Marrakech and spends five days winding through the villages and trails of the High Atlas Mountains.
Accompanied by a Berber guide, a team of muleteers and a cook you’ll wend your way through oak forests, valleys, Berber villages and hamlets and high mountain passes. The ultimate destination of the trek is the peak of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.
“This spectacular adventure provides an ideal opportunity to enjoy the scenic and cultural highlights of one of the continent’s most impressive landscapes in the company of a Berber guide.”