Walking safaris offer a completely different perspective to a classic safari. With a trained guide leading the way, you leave the game-drive vehicle at camp and set off the way humans have for thousands of years: on foot. The slower pace lets you appreciate nature’s finer details and all your senses really come into play. This 13-day itinerary is designed to balance exciting walking expeditions in Tanzania with superb Wildebeest Migration viewing and exhilarating fly-camping.
You kick off in Arusha where you walk the base of Mount Kilimanjaro with a Maasai guide. Arusha is the safari gateway to Tanzania and, from here, it is a short flight to Tarangire National Park, which is known for its massive elephants. Your next stop will be the Ngorongoro Crater area where you will enjoy a walk on the caldera rim.
Then it is off to the big one: Serengeti National Park, the country’s flagship reserve. Highlights here include joining a mobile camp to witness the Wildebeest Migration and venturing into a remote and little-visited area for two nights of fly-camping: just you, a comfortable dome tent and Africa as it was meant to be.