Walking safari in Tanzania : Walking expeditions are like hikes through the bush with a guide. Paths are led by a guide, a tracker, and maybe even a local or Maasai guide. The paths can be made by game or cattle herders, or they can be completely new. Walking safaris are different from bush walks, which are usually short strolls near camp that last about an hour. Instead, walking safaris are long trips through forests. In their purest form, walking tours end each day back at camp, whether that camp is temporary, mobile, or permanent.

Whether you want to go to Northern Tanzania or the less travelled south and west, there are many great choices for walking safaris deep in big game country. If you want to go on a real, full walking safari, we think Tanzania is a great place to start. Ruaha National Park in southern Tanzania is at the top of our list. From June to October, this beautiful park is one of the best places in Africa to see wildlife.

If you go on a walking tour that lasts for several days, you’ll be in the best place to see the magic of this park. Expect to see few other guests and a wide range of animals, both big and small

What makes a walking safari special?

When you walk, your abilities get better. When you see, hear, and smell the wilderness, you’re most basic senses kick in right away. When you slow down, the secondary characters in the savannah take centre stage. Without a rumbling engine, you’ll notice busy bugs and delicate flowers, and you’ll suddenly pay a lot of attention to which way the wind is blowing. From Entamanu Ngorongoro, you can see a lot of the crater and the Serengeti. The picture comes from Nomad Tanzania.

Who will enjoy a walking safari?

Walking safaris are fun for both people who have been on safari before and people who have never been on one before. The core of the safari experience for everyone is the chance to walk on the wild side and stretch your legs. Traditional safari days are made up of two game drives a day, which means you’ll spend a lot of time in a 4×4. If you have the chance to get off the beaten path, you can experience unplanned times in nature that hasn’t been changed. You’ll also enjoy how much your guide knows, from how to identify plants and tracks to how to read the bush’s signs.

Wild-at-heart people can go on expedition-style walking safaris that last seven to ten days and take them through many different kinds of scenery. On these epics, you’ll walk 9–15 miles each day and end up at a fly camp that’s already set up, where you can take a warm bucket shower and eat a hot meal.

Are walking safaris strenuous?

Walking safaris are not very complicated, and you won’t have to carry more than a day pack with water. Even though the scenery is rough and the distances aren’t too far, your guides will stop whenever they see something interesting. Also, you’ll probably leave early in the morning and get to camp by noon to escape the heat of the day.

One of the most interesting things to do in Tanzania is walk in the Great Rift Valley. On a clear day, you can see beautiful scenery and Kilimanjaro and Ol Doinyo Lengai in the distance. Summits Africa took the picture.

Are African walking safaris safe?

It’s normal to be surprised by the idea of going through areas where big game lives instead of driving through them. A walking safari isn’t risk-free, but you’re in good hands with highly trained, experienced hosts. Also, someone in the group will always have a gun. Before leaving, the guides will give a safety talk. It is very important to follow rules (like going in single file) and listen carefully to what guides say. Also, be aware of the weather. Stay hydrated, cover up from the sun, and wear the right clothes. On walking safaris, kids are not allowed. We both care about the safety of our guests, which is why we only work with the most trustworthy companies.

Walking safari in Tanzania
Walking safari in Tanzania

What is fly camping?

Even though the word “fly” is in the name, “fly camping” has nothing to do with flying. It’s more of a nod to the old days of hunting, when hunters would hide under simple “flysheets,” which are thin covers that hang over a tent. Some safari camps offer a special experience called “fly camp,” which gets people out of their fancy canvas huts and into the bush for a night or two of freedom in the wild. You’ll walk to the fly camp with a guide and a ranger. When you get there, you’ll find a fully set up camp with your own simple netted tent, a place to eat from, a long drop toilet, and maybe even a hot bucket shower. Sip a sundowner before eating a hot meal, and then sit around the campfire under the stars. Rangers and warriors will keep an eye out for wild things that move around at night.

Where are the best places to go on a walking safari in Tanzania?

From Mount Kilimanjaro and Ngorongoro Crater to the Serengeti and the Great Wildebeest Migration, northern Tanzania is full of iconic East African adventures. Each gets tens of thousands of tourists every year, and during peak season, it can get very busy. But people who go on foot instead might get to see these “wow” places without many other people around. Great Rift Valley, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park, and Nyerere National Park are some of our favorite places to walk in Tanzania on a Tanzania safari.

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