Bush walking in Parque National do Limpopo
Dawn breaks, and in its rosy glow you set out on foot from camp, past the Machampane River and quickly into pristine bush. Safari in Mozambique is a thrillingly rustic, raw experience, all the more pioneering for being virtually solitary – compared to South Africa’s Kruger, which Limpopo borders, few visitors venture here. You move silently along on foot, going slow, all the better for properly immersing yourself in Limpopo. And to listen out for wildlife – for the abundant birdlife and numerous mammals, such as buffalo, giraffe and elephant. A visit to one of the local watering holes may bring sightings of these, as well as the kudu and gazelles that gather here. On foot, you’re closer to your surroundings, more alert; the adventure more intense. Hearing the nearby crack and clatter of an elephant rumbling past trees is a heart-quickening, unforgettable experience.