Serengeti Walking Tours - 6 Days

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Walking safaris in Tanzania

A walking safari is typically more affordable than traditional, game drive-based safaris in Tanzania. The best time for walking safari in Tanzania is during the dry season where grass are short which enable you to spot animal easily while at safe distance. For the northern Tanzania National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater highlands, Tarangire the best time is from Late.

Walk the Serengeti plains on an amazing safari experience

Explore the Serengeti on foot. Get closer to nature than ever before. Discover undisturbed wildlife and enjoy the serenity of the environment on a beautiful walking safari in the Serengeti.

Remote areas of the Serengeti

We are operating our walks inside wilderness and rhino protection zones where few others are allowed. We have vast, untouched wilderness to explore in solitude. This remote area mainly consists of gentle rolling hills with small streams, springs in the valleys and small grassland plains surrounded by sparse acacia forests. Big granite outcrops called kopjes give the area a great feel and look.

Witness wildebeest migration

Being an area of varied eco-zones and vegetation types the Serengeti is home to all of Africa’s mammals and a huge variety of birds, reptiles and insects. A fair amount of wildlife is resident in the area all year round, due to permanent springs. We seasonally move our walking operations to co-inside with the wildebeest migration.

Walk from camp to camp

During this thrilling Serengeti walking safari you will walk from camp to camp. You won’t need to carry anything besides a daypack containing personal items for a day walk, water and potentially a snack prepared by the cook. All meals served in the camp will be three course meals.

Lightweight walking camp

The only roads that exist into these areas are access roads to the camp sites. Since there are no permanent accommodation facilities in the walking zones a small, lightweight camp is perfect. Our Walking Safari Camp is comfortable and set at stunning locations.

Walking schedule

Generally your day will start with a light breakfast to get you walking around 06:30h. Our camp cook will prepare a packed breakfast that will be enjoyed on a rock or next to a stream somewhere out there. Your guide will aim to have you back in camp before it’s too hot for a sit down lunch. Afternoons are generally spent like the animals with eyes closed in a shady place. As the day cools down you set off on a shorter afternoon walk to enjoy an African sunset

Day 1
ARUSHA-TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

In the morning you will be picked from your hotel and dive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing the Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions, Leopard, and cheetah late in the drive to tour camp. Dinner and overnight Baobab tented camp/similar.

Day 2
TARANGIRE AREA-- LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast onward to Lake Manyara, the park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of water birds, the forest around the gate is a good nesting area for pelicans, herons and marabou stock ,The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons and Manyara is famous for the so called tree climbing lions which are often spotted resting in acacia or sausage trees to avoid biting flies and also good vantage point for them to look for prey species, Afternoon drive to Country inn. Dinner and overnight Country inn/similar

Day 3
Karatu ---Serengeti National park

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at mid-day you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the oldest and famous in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. Dinner and overnight Serengeti Heritage camp/similar

Day 4
Full day game drive Serengeti National park

Today will be the “Serengeti game viewing day”. After early breakfast this morning, depart the Camp at 06:30 am, ready for full day game drive, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon we venture out in another game drive. Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard and cheetah—watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, flying, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. This is the adventure of a lifetime! Nothing is quite so essentially ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush sundown,’ especially when it’s enlivened by the presence of your guide. Dinner and overnight Serengeti heritage/similar .

Day 5
Serengeti --Ngorongoro conservation

Today you will start with a walking safari in the heart of Serengeti national park, the walking safari is another way of exploring these pristine wild area on foot escorted by armed park ranger, we will be looking for small things which we always miss while in the car like animal tracks, animal droppings, look for medicinal plants and a way of doing some exercise. After head to the camp for brunch and then proceed with a short morning drive in the outer part of central Serengeti trying to look for more cats and hunting predators before crossing to the Ngorongoro and visit a Maasai village to enjoy the leaving culture since most of the other cultures are dead or dying. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge/similar

Day 6
Game in the Crater tour

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak descend down to the crater floor. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare golden jackal and some of the more than 350 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon onward to Arusha

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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