Experiencing the sights, smells and sounds of the African bush is an essential part of any safari experience. Nothing gets you closer to the landscape and the wildlife than a guided walk through the wilderness. There is immense privilege in an intimate and uninterrupted look at nature and finding renewed appreciation for the importance of these rare, untouched spaces.

Guided safari walks at Singita Pamushana

Together, Singita’s five reserves and concessions across South Africa, Zimbabwe and Tanzania contain some of the most precious ecosystems on earth, and each of these can be explored on foot or by vehicle. Your senses will be heightened as you make your way with your expert guide and tracker navigating lush bushveld and grassy plains, and spotting colourful birds and herds of antelope along the way. Being up close to the land offers plenty of opportunities to learn about the indigenous plant life in each reserve. Discover the fascinating medicinal and cultural ways plants are used by the local people. For example, smoke from a burning leadwood tree is said to alleviate colds and coughs, its ash makes for a good toothpaste substitute and it’s also an effective whitewash for mud walls! The fruit of the marula tree is perhaps better known. It makes a delicious fruit preserve and is an ingredient in a very popular alcoholic beverage.

Guided safari walks at Singita
Guided safari walks at Singita

The pulp of baobab seeds (far left) is edible, while the dried pods of the russet bushwillow (far right) can be used to make tea.

Looking up from studying the ground vegetation, you’re likely to see giraffes gliding between the trees. Or perhaps elephants enjoying a mud bath at a watering hole in the distance with a few zebras drinking beside them. The safety of our guests is of paramount importance, as is respect for all the animals living around our lodges and camps. Our guide teams are experienced and qualified in walking in areas with potentially dangerous wildlife. They are specifically trained to consider the security and comfort of all concerned when leading walks.

Guided safari walks at Singita

The Shangaan tribespeople add the bark of the sjambok pod tree (L) while cooking meat to ensure a successful hunt. Marula fruit (R) is a particular favourite of elephants, and is also the main ingredient in a popular alcoholic beverage

Whether on foot or in a game vehicle, every excursion is different and filled with exciting wildlife encounters and once-in-a-lifetime safari moments. Singita’s carefully protected reserves and concessions allow guests to form a deep connection with nature while exploring the magnificent landscapes around them – land which remains unspoiled under our care.

As a conservation company, Singita is responsible for preserving and protecting vast expanses of pristine African wilderness; employing a single-minded approach to sharing the unique ecosystems of which we are custodians for future generations. Our relentless commitment to habitat biodiversity, environmental sustainability and working with local communities has had a significant impact on the biological integrity of each region in which we operate. Please visit the Conservation section of our website to see some examples of these projects in action, and sign up to receive our newsletter to stay up to date with our conservation news.


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