The camps activities focus on walking trails, led by guides with years of experience and training behind them. Walks take place with a maximum of eight guests accompanied and guards are armed for safety. You will walk in single file, with the two guides walking in front. Before your first walk the lead guide will give you a briefing on safety issues and what to do in case of emergency. Please pay careful attention to this, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. While the guides are polite, friendly and enjoy the company of their guests, they take their responsibilities seriously and are the final authority when it comes to safety on walks and within the camp.
Morning Walks take place early to ensure that you return to camp before it gets too hot. The average morning walk takes 3-5 hours, totaling 5-12kms.
The Terrain is fairly even (*see fitness requirements), but comfortable walking shoes are a necessity. It is advisable to walk in long trousers to protect your legs from grass and thorn scratches.
Before departure, your guide will issue you with back or hip packs to carry, containing water and juices. The assistant trail guide carries a first aid kit as well as snacks for a refreshment break on the walk.
Afternoon and evening activities usually comprise a combination of a short walk and a drive. The afternoon activity is decided upon between the rangers and the guests. This may include a short walk and after sundowners jumping onto a vehicle and completing the activity with a short game drive before heading back for dinner! These activities may be influenced by weather conditions.
As Plains Camp is a small lodge, private activities are unfortunately not available.
* Fitness Requirements
- The guide will adjust walking speed to accommodate the ‘slowest’ person in the group. However, to be fair to others, a fair amount of fitness is required to participate in the walking safari - we say if you can walk 18 holes of golf, you MOST CERTAINLY will enjoy the safari walk.
- The guide will structure the trail taking into account the fitness level of the group and any special requests.
- NB - under 65 average level of fitness & 65+ above average level of fitness.