Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure

WALKING: HALF HOUR OR HALF MONTH

Sometimes exhilarating, other times serene. From afoot we may stalk up on buffalo, elephant or herds of gazelle or just check out the finer aspects of the wilderness such as birds, termite mounds, tracks or medicinal plants.

EXCLUSIVITY: On walking safaris, your guide, vehicle, lightweight camp and entire wilderness zone is private to just your group. You are not mixed with others, as is done on most safaris on scheduled walks from permanent camps. Rather, it is an exclusive experience on foot in remote wilderness.

TRAINING & EXPERIENCE: As professional guides, we have learned the bush through experience, from countless days and nights exploring new country. This is coupled with rigorous, specialized training in approaching dangerous animals on foot, safety, tracking, rifle competency and situation assessment.

"It was a safari in the literal sense. A true journey, out of the West and into Africa. Instead of seeing the bush, you helped us experience it." CAMP JOURNAL ENTRY, SOMETIME IN OCTOBER
2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE: NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK