If the opportunity arises, never pass up the chance to go on a walking safari (bush walk).
It is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can ever have in the African bush, and one that leaves you with an immense respect for wildlife and nature.
Heading out on foot allows you to experience the bush from a completely different perspective, and at a much slower pace. Your guide will point out all of the subtle signs of the wildlife that you will know so well from game drives - from animal tracks to droppings, broken twigs and even markings. Like a group of detectives you will attempt to deduce which animal was here, what they were doing and in which direction they left.
Moving slowly through the bush, your guide will have time to explain simple things that you will have missed from the vehicle like: which animal burrows in this hole, which bird makes this nest, and what healing powers this tree has. They'll also answer the most important question: Why?