Leon Varley Walking Safaris | Hwange National Park
Walking safaris are an ultimate African experience. They allow for flexibility and a closeness to the essence of Africa. To follow a Matabele Tracker on a spoor of a lion or 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 on foot everything is of significance: wind direction, terrain, vegetation and the behaviour of animals. To walk in Africa is to be part of Africa. Discover true Africa with Leon Varley.
About the camp
The camps are comfortable with traditional large walk in tents with bush bathrooms en-suite and proper beds and bedding. Dining is either around the campfire or in a dining tent well placed to overlook the river bed.
All camp chores, food preparations and laundry service are carried out by experienced camp staff.
The transport is by open game viewing vehicle and each safari is taken by Leon Varley and a traditional Matabele tracker. The guide is fully licensed armed and carries a well stocked first aid kit and satellite phone. The tracker carries a back up weapon and extra water.
Walks are taken in the morning after an early breakfast and late afternoon when it is cooler and participants must be fit enough to be able to cover 15 -20 kms in a day split into two or three separate walks. Much of the time on the ground is spent tracking and stalking large game, mainly Rhino and lion as they are the
more elusive and unlikely to be come across by chance. Leopard is notoriously hard to track but is an animal of habit and tends to be found in the same areas. Other game is prolific enough to chance on or see at the water holes.
The middle of the day is spent either in camp or at a waterhole where lunch will be served. We return to camp 30 minutes after sunset for sundowners, a hot shower, dinner and drinks around the fire.
Fully Inclusive - Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities