Walking Safaris in Tanzania

A guided walk gives you the opportunity to stretch your legs while experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of nature.  Take a breath of fresh air, and a close up look at the flora and fauna. Explore the wildlife and rugged terrain of the craters, valleys, and mountains, as your guide leads you on an unforgettable journey.

Depending on your level of fitness we can guide you up mountain peaks, or take you on day hikes to the lakes, craters and through the parks within the region.

Oldonyo L’engai: (Northern Tanzania)

Standing over 3,000 m (10,000 ft) high, the Maasai people named this active volcano “The Mountain of God.” The carboniferous lava, which turns white when it solidifies, is believed by the Maasai to symbolizes the white beards of “Enkai.”

Located just south of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania, a hike up the steep slopes of Oldonyo L’engai provides magnificent views worthy of the challenge. Hike between the cones of lava to summit the crater and let the sights of the rift valley below, and the crater itself, take your breath away.

Crater Highlands: (Northern Tanzania)

In northern Tanzania, the crater highlands region stretches along the East African Rift at points where the Somali and African tectonic plates intersect.  Our guides will show you the highlights of this beautiful region.

Visit the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. A visit to the lesser known Empakai Crater is also worth the journey. Dense green vegetation is teeming with wildlife, including rhinoceros, elephants, wildebeest, cheetahs, and lions.  While still hilly, a visit to the crater highlands provides an opportunity to explore the rugged terrain with less of the physical demands of a mountain trek.

View one of our sample walking safaris: 8-day walk itinerary.

Lake Natron and the Engaruka Basin:  (Northern Tanzania)

Lake Natron is a soda lake stretching down from the Kenyan border in northern Tanzania.  Although its high temperature and salt content make the lake inhospitable for many species, it does have a thriving ecosystem of algae, alkaline fish, and birds. In fact, it is the preferred and only regular breeding location for the lesser flamingo.

To the south of Lake Natron, the Engaruka Basin offers the opportunity to study historical forms of farming and irrigation dating as far back as the 15th century.

Longido District: (Northern Tanzania)

Walk amongst the Maasai people in this northern region of Tanzania. A hike up Mt. Longido affords the opportunity to explore the lush landscape and wildlife while offering eye-catching views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, and the valley below.  Longido is also known for its ruby mines.

Chimpanzees of Mahale & Gombe: (Western Tanzania)

In western Tanzania, the national parks of Mahale and Gombe both offer an opportunity for a unique walking adventure. Search for chimpanzees in their pristine natural habitat. All tracking is on foot through stunningly beautiful forested landscapes and mountains, so this is a safari for the fit and adventurous, a truly off-the-beaten-track and richly-rewarding experience.

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Walking Safaris can be added to the following itineraries:

Classic lodge safaris:

8 Day / 7 Night Lodge Safari
Kiligolf - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

6 Day / 5 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro - Serengeti

5 Day / 4 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Tarangire

Lodge Safaris:

9 Day / 8 Night Lodge Safari
Arusha NP - Tarangire - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Eyasi - Lake Manyara

8 Day / 7 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Natron - Lake Manyara

7 Day / 6 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Tarangire - Arusha NP

5 Day / 4 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

4 Day / 3 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

3 Day / 2 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater

2 Day / 1 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater

2 Day / 1 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Ngorongoro Crater

Tented Camp Safaris - South:

8 Day / 7 Night Tented Camp Safari
Selous - Mikumi - Ruaha - Bagamoyo

Lodge Set Departures:

7 Day / 6 Night Lodge Safari
Arusha NP - Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

5 Day / 4 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

3 Day / 2 Night Lodge Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro

Adventure Camping Safaris - North:

8 Day / 7 Night Safari
Tarangire - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Natron - Lake Manyara

7 Day / 6 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro -Tarangire - Arusha National Park

5 Day / 4 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

4 Day / 3 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

3 Day / 2 Night Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro

2 Day / 1 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro

2 Day / 1 Night Safari
Tarangire - Ngorongoro

6 Day / 5 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

6 Day / 5 Night Safari
Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro - Serengeti

5 Day / 4 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Tarangire

16 Day / 15 Night Safari
Lake Manyara - Lake Eyasi - Karatu - Ngorongoro - Nasera Rock - Seronera - Lobo - Piyaya - Natron - Longido - Ndarakwai

Adventure Camping Safaris - South:

8 Day / 7 Night Lodge Safari
Selous - Mikumi - Ruaha - Udzungwa

Semi-Luxury Camping

9 Day / 8 Night Semi-luxury Mobile Camping Safari
Tarangire - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara

11 Day / 10 Night Semi-luxury Mobile Camping Safari
Arusha NP - Ngorongoro - Olkarien Gorge - Nasera Rock - Serengeti - Lake Manyara

Camping Set Departures:

3 Day / 2 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro - Tarangire

5 Day / 4 Night Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

7 Day / 6 Night Lodge Safari
Arusha NP - Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Signature Safaris

BEADS OF AFRICA
6 Day / 5 Night Signature Safari
Arusha NP - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

ROMANTIC WARRIOR
11 Day / 10 Night Signature Safari
Arusha - Tarangire - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara - Foothills of Mount Meru

VOGUE MAASAI
5 Day / 4 Night Signature Safari
Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

WOOD COLLECTION
9 Day / 8 Night Signature Safari
Tarangire - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Natron - Lake Manyara

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