Our guide checks the direction of the wind, before giving us the signal to move. We crouch, trying to keep our silhouettes low, blended into the line of the low bushes, while beneath us a herd of elephants is playing in the river in utter abandon. For those seeking to get closer to nature and gain a deeper appreciation of the vibrancy and sense of life of the African bush, one must step out of the vehicle and enjoy a more raw, albeit slower, connection.
Walking Safaris, both longer multi day walks and shorter half day ones, are operated throughout Tanzania. Short walking safaris can be integrated into any safari in most of Tanzania’s parks. We operate longer walking safaris annually between July and October in southern Tarangire and the northern Serengeti, and for old hands that want to enjoy the best wilderness experience, in the remote back country of Katavi and Ruaha Parks. Hiking is widely available, from the popular climbs of Mt. Kilimanjaro amd Mt. Meru, to the Ngorongoro highland trek, ending with the challenging climb up Oldonio Lengai. Horse riding can be enjoyed as a short daily activity or as a longer horse safari, operated amongst other locations in the Grumeti Reserves and Enduimet.