Grades of Treks
EasiestAn excellent fitness is not a requirement for these vacations. We offer a wide range of optional activities, such as sight-seeing trips, nature hikes of 1-3 hours, or motorised boat or canoe excursions. You will travel by car, bus or jeep, although some travel may be over unpaved roads and visits to remote regions.
Examples: photographic safari, wildlife trips and game-viewing safaris.
Easy to ModerateThis includes 2-3 hour short hikes or walks at low elevations. Little altitude change. Extensive overland travel on rough dirt roads may be included. Elevations up to 3,500m/11,000ft may be reached. Average fitness is required.
Examples: wildlife safari, walking vacations, photo workshops.
ModerateAn action full vacation, usually with hiking over moderate terrain. Expect elevations less than 3,500m/10,000ft, although elevations as high as 4,500m/14,000ft may be reached. Tours also may include long hiking days, wilderness camping, or other activities. Good fitness is required. On many trips, you can elect to skip a day's hike, depending on logistics.
Examples: hiking and trekking trips
Moderate to StrenuousA challenging adventure with extensive outdoor activity which includes good many nights of camping on highland. Hiking will be over greater challenging rugged terrain or where elevations exceed 3,500m/10,000ft and may reach 4,500m/14,000ft. Treks will average up to 10 miles per day. Altitudes of up to 15,000 ft are frequent in trekking programs.
Required: good fitness, stamina, and some experience. Trekking trips will include several days of camping at high altitude.
Examples: long-distance, high altitude treks