Zambia was the original home of walking safari, pioneered by the game warden Norman Carr, and walking holidays are still offered here today. South Luangwa National Park is particularly noteworthy, where you can combine walking safaris with game drives, or even walk every day from camp to camp.
Other wonderful walking holidays in Africa include the Kruger National Park in South Africa, where you stay in a tented walking camp with a thrilling sleepout option, hearing the raw sounds of the wild. Conservancies adjacent to the unfenced Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya also offer amazing walking safaris, as does the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania.
The Drakensberg Mountains in South Africa is a World Heritage site and also ideal for walking holidays in Africa, as here you can not only enjoy dramatic mountain scenery but also walk to many ancient Bushman rock paintings. The Mont-aux-Sources trail, hiking to the source of the Tugela River, is a particularly noteworthy challenge.
For the ultimate challenge, consider climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania - Africa's highest mountain. You will be accompanied by experienced mountain guides, who will do all in their power to help you summit, with a range of route options.
You can also walk the Inca Trail in Peru, walking from the Sacred Valley to the amazing ancient Inca citadel at Machi Picchu.