Walking Safaris
in Tanzania

Tanzania has a huge variety of options for walking safaris, whether you’re looking for short walks from camp or longer immersive multi-day trips.

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About Tanzania Walking Safaris

Whether you’re thinking of travelling to Northern Tanzania or the lesser visited south and west of the country, there are many excellent options for walking safaris deep in big game country.

If you’re looking for proper immersive walking safaris then in our view Tanzania is a brilliant place to begin looking. Top of our list is Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania – this beautiful park comes into its own between June and October and when game viewing rivals pretty much anywhere in Africa.

Head-off on a multi-day walking safari and you’re in the best possible place to experience the magic of this park. Expect few other tourists and an astonishing variety of wildlife, big and small.

Another area to consider is the Serengeti and the surrounding area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, the time of year radically affects where we’d recommend walking – from the northern wilderness zones close to where the wildebeest migration crosses the Mara River between July and October, to the beautiful landscapes around the Gol Mountains that come into themselves between December and May.

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Highlights of a walking safari in Tanzania

Often the best safaris involve looking beyond the obvious highlights. It’s about the exhilarating encounters that will make your heart sing. These are encounters that nobody could ever predict, but that make your safari genuinely unique.

BEST TIME FOR TANZANIA WALKING SAFARIS

Walking safaris are possible in Tanzania throughout the year. Where to walk in any given month is more nuanced.

Tanzania is huge and its sheer size means that its climate varies considerably within it, as well as year on year. As a rule the long dry season lasts from June to October across the country – rainfall is rare and it’s generally considered the best time to walk in most areas. If walking on the Serengeti it’s more about where the migration is and where you can catch up with the wildlife without the crowds.

BEST TIME FOR TANZANIA WALKING SAFARIS

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Top walking experiences in Tanzania

Whether you’re a seasoned explorer, a first-time adventurer, or a parent seeking a once-in-a-lifetime family trip, we can create your dream holiday filled with experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime.

FLY CAMPING

Simple lightweight camps used to support walking safaris are one of the greatest pleasures in the wilderness.

Fly camping is minimalist camping par excellence. Above all, it’s about experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the African night; myriad stars, the noise of elephants foraging near camp, the calls of hyenas, leopards and lions. Frills are restricted to the essentials: good simple food, cold drinks and a comfortable bed roll.

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Our Favourite Camps & Lodges

Light tented camps, stylish lodges & fly-camps; Africa has it all. Best known for its superb safari camps and lodges – many designed with creativity and a real effort to complement, rather than dominate, their environments.
Serengeti Light Mobile Camp

This camp is aimed squarely at folks who are after an outstanding wilderness experience that is both real and affordable.

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Serengeti Light Tented Camp

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