Stroll of the wild
There is no better guide to the African terrain than one who has never known anything else. Today, people of traditional cultures, from the San to the Samburu, are employed on walking safaris. As well as their unrivalled tracking expertise and understanding of the habitat, they offer safari-goers a fascinating insight into the culture, explaining bush lore and sharing recipes around the campfire. Samburu-led walking safaris through the remote Laikipia region of northern Kenya are supported by camels, which transport the camp gear from one location to another, leaving the guides free to find the wildlife, from elephant to rare Grevy’s zebra. They can also immerse their guests in the thrill of the African bush and its traditional heritage. Aardvark Safaris (01980 849160; aardvarksafaris.co.uk) has a week’s holiday to Kenya that includes five nights on a Samburu-led Karisia walking safari. The price of £2,305pp includes all flights.