Why not swap 4 wheels for 2 legs and try a guided bush walk instead of a game drive. From ancient rock art to unexpected wildlife encounters, you never know what you'll find when you venture out into Botswana's vast and exclusive Northern Tuli Game Reserve. This week alone guests have been treated to magical sightings of cheetahs, klipspringers, hyena cubs and one very feisty bat-eared fox...
If you are looking for a safari experience full of surprises, we would recommend a stay at Tuli Safari Lodge. This hidden gem in the south-east corner of Botswana is just an hour’s flight, or a straightforward drive, from Johannesburg.
Walking in the bush gives you the opportunity to experience Africa at ground level, safe in the hands of your professional guide. You feel the bush rather than simply observing it. You’re in the animals’ own domain, experiencing the world on their terms. It’s exciting!
Bush walks take you to places inaccessible to vehicles, again enabling you to experience and interact with your surroundings in a more rounded way. Whether it’s appreciating a particularly fabulous panorama, studying a gnarled baobab up close or spending time in an ancient cave dwelling studying ancient rock art, all these experiences are only possible on foot.
Spending some time walking instead of driving is also, of course, more eco-friendly and lessens your impact on the local environment as well as reducing your carbon footprint!
Your knowledge of the bush will be boosted by the plethora of fascinating facts that can be imparted on a safari walk – the medicinal use of plants, bush survival skills, tracking, geology, local folklore and historical info to mention but a few. Bush walks can be tailored to your special interests.
A bush walk should be fun! Playing detective to try and work out which creature might have made the tiny tracks in the sand at your feet; guessing which animal’s dung you’re looking at or analysing how fresh the spoor is. A good guide brings all this to life and it’s really satisfying to see what you can work out for yourself.
Tuli fits well as part of a southern African itinerary or as a stand-alone destination. The Northern Tuli Game Reserve is a majestic wilderness with wonderful wildlife and beautiful landscapes. The lodge offers ga relaxing retreat with classic tented luxury. Varied activities include game drives, bush walks, night drives, hides (including the option to sleep out in a hide), meaningful community visits and an excursion to the confluence of the Limpopo and Shashe rivers, where three countries (Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe) meet opposite the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site. Tuli offers a timeless safari with style and soul.