If you’re looking for a traditional walking safari experience, supported by a mobile camp, then in our opinion few of the alternatives come close to walking in Ruaha National Park.
Breathtaking and varied scenery combines with massive herds of elephant and buffalo, endless prides of lion, antelope of every race, crede and colour, and mercifully few tourists. Visitor numbers are low anyway in Ruaha, but in the eastern end of the park where these walks take place, they are non-existent.
Based at a Kichaka, a small traditional safari camp, well away from the busier areas of the park, you’ll strike out on walks led by an armed guide with many years of experience on foot in Ruaha. Walks are for anything from one night to ten nights for those going for total immersion.
Most people opt for two to three nights out walking supported by Kichaka’s fly-camp, but you could easily spend a further three or more nights at the base camp quietly soaking up the atmosphere with a combination of morning or evening walks and game drives.