Wilderness Expedition FAQ’s

A Wilderness Trail is a once in a lifetime experience, an experience that not only brings you in touch with nature but in touch with yourself.

Trails offer a unique experience.

A chance to exist for a period in the original (normally 3-5 days) primitive atmosphere of wilderness. Trailists are exposed to an enlightenment of the connectivity of the natural environment and the animal and human species. The experience is uncontrived and no two trails are the same; each one determined by the dynamic of the  weather, the group, the animal sightings and the natural habitat. Although many of the trails occur in big game areas and magnificent sightings are recorded, the experience is not focused on interaction with the wild animals but rather as a means  of reconnecting to the natural world and order.

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

~ Henry David Thoreau

What to Expect

Wilderness areas are managed in such a way that its natural character is not altered and that man does not disturb its inhabitants in anyway. There are no roads and the only paths you will encounter are those made by animals. Trails are designed to have little or no impact on the environment and thus are limited to 8 participants from 15 years old and those fit enough to maintain a reasonable walking pace carrying a backpack.
Equipment in the form of a backpack, sleeping bag and bed roll are issued to trailists and these and the provisions for the duration of the trail are carried by the trailists. This is not an endurance feat and the pace is set by the dynamic of the group. Night stops are selected by the guides and each trailist has the opportunity to experience the wonder of “nightwatch” when the sounds of the wild are to be heard in the pure essence of the African bush.
If you have any questions that are not covered in our expedition FAQ’s, please call us on 0300 123 3073, or email the Wilderness Foundation.