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Walking Safaris in Tanzania

The ultimate way to see and be part of the bush!

Tanzania Walking Safari
Tanzania Walking Safari
Tanzania Walking Safari

Walking safaris are, for many that regularly return to Africa, the ultimate way to experience the bush. While countries such as Zambia and Zimbabwe tend to steal the limelight for their walking itineraries, Tanzania does also, in fact, have some very good walking safaris and, when the troubles in Zimbabwe happened many of the top guides from there headed up to Tanzania to ply their trade and thus raised the bar as far as what you can expect.

The Selous Game Reserve walking safaris

The main area to consider for a walking trip is the southern park of the Selous Game Reserve. As a Reserve rather than National Park, the regulations are slightly different than in more famous parks such as the Serengeti but, with a vast range of different environments and topographies that the park comprises, there is plenty to keep you interested for anything up to a week.

Ruaha National Park walking safaris

Located to the west of the Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park is the perfect foil to the Selous, with its open grasslands and baobab forests. while it may not offer as wide a spread of differing climes, it is still a very rewarding place to walk and, with camps such as Mwagusi, there is an exceptionally high level of guiding to be had.

The Northern Safari parks walking safaris

Over the last year or so the Tanzanian Parks Authorities have realised the potential of allowing walking safaris, as such, it is now possible to walk in such parks as Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and in some of the fringe concessions that border the Serengeti. With great game viewing and a high level of guiding, it may not allow for days on end of walking, but it can still add to the overall experience.

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Our Top Five Walking safaris Lodges in Tanzania:

  1. Siwandu Camp

    Siwandu Camp

    The first of the camps catering to the top end of the market, Siwandu Camp (formerly Selous Safari Camp) offers great value for money and is ideal for those that want this level of luxury and service but without the price tag. Comparatively, it arguably doesn't live up to the safari standards of... More...

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  2. The Highlands Camp - Bedroom

    The Highlands Camp

    The Highlands Camp is one of a kind! Inspired by the shape of the traditional Maasai homes (called bomas), eight dome tents were built and placed delicately on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano, taking full advantage of the breathtakingly vast views. The dome suites not only offer a unique and... More...

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  3. Mwagusi Camp - Bedroom

    Mwagusi Camp

    Without doubt our favourite camp in Ruaha, Mwagusi Camp is a rare occurrence these days...a camp where the owner is to be found almost year round, where the game is spectacular, where the food and service are impeccable and where you can truly feel at home. This balance of elements means that... More...

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  4. Kichaka Camp - sundowners

    Kichaka Camp

    Kichaka Expeditions are perfect for the adventurer, offering safe and memorable walking safaris through the wilderness and untouched parts of Ruaha National Park. Guided by Andrew Molinaro, famously known as ‘Moli’, the walking safari aims to take you as far away from civilization as possible, yet... More...

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  5. Chem Chem Lodge

    Chem Chem Safari Lodge

    One of a new breed of property that has opened up in the corridor that runs between Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park, Chem Chem is definitely aimed at the top end of the market and is definitely worth considering for those that have a little more time on their safari and who... More...

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