Humankind was born onto the sun-beaten plains of Africa and our ancestors have been wandering these grounds for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite bushwalking being deeply-rooted in our history, this activity is only now gaining popularity among modern day safari-goers.
There's something truly magical about a bushwalk; slowing down, moving at the pace of nature itself and taking in the sounds and smells around you. You will never forget your first encounter with one of the Big Five on foot: the thrill and excitement as your primitive instincts kick into gear.
Here, Elly outlines five compelling reasons why we should be lacing up our hiking boots, jumping out of the game vehicle and getting back to our roots on foot in the bush.