Serengeti Walking Safaris

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Serengeti Walking Safaris

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. These remote areas 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. Walks are under-taken by specially trained guides and national park rangers who carry rifles for safety reasons. 

 

Walk from camp to camp - take a trek with our flycamps!

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 its too hot for a sit down lunch. Afternoons are generally spend 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.

 

Walking safari packages



Sample Walking Itinerary

Itineraries will vary depending on the seasons. The beauty of our walking camps is that they follow the Migration but this does mean our locations change frequently.Trips can be as long or as short as you like and prices vary depending on the season. You can drive or fly into camp depending on your desired itinerary.

Arrive into Tanzania and overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn

Transfer to Arusha Airport and fly from Arusha to Seronera. We will then head to the Serengeti Walking Camp. Arrive at camp for lunch.

A short loop walk in the afternoon followed by sundowners. 

Overnight at Serengeti Walking Camp

DAY 3

Set off along Orange River, heading north-east.

Criss-crossing the river, we will walk through great rock kopjes where wildlife will be spotted along the edges of the woodlands and plains.

 

Overnight:

Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp 

Continue hiking and then cross over large (now dry) flood plains with great vistas, then travel between small patches of forest and open plains.Camp will be set up in one of these forests.

Overnight:

Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (new location)

Heading towards the Lobo rocks, the woodlands get thicker with larger potential of elephant herds and denser animal numbers in general. Camp will be set up under a few large fig trees.

Overnight:

Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (Lobo)

Hike round the north of Lobo and onto the foothills. Campsite for this night is called Buffalo Camp with spectacular views over the entire Northern Serengeti.

Overnight: Serengeti Walking Camp (Buffalo Camp)

Turn west and walk into the woodlands. At most times there are huge amounts of migrating animals here. Camp for the night is on top of a ridge line, again with stunning views.

Overnight Serengeti Walking Camp

Keep on walking into the Northern Serengeti. Following various drainage line, will end up on the Bologonja River where camp will be awaiting us on the riverbed.

Overnight:

Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (Chumvi)

Keep on walking into the Northern Serengeti. Following various drainage line, will end up on the Bologonja River where camp will be awaiting us on the riverbed.

Overnight:

Wayo Serengeti Walking Camp (Chumvi)

On the last day of walking we will follow the river and walk down the Nyamalumbwa ridge line into the main Serengeti Walking Camp to enjoy one final evening together.

Overnight:

Main Serengeti Walking Camp

The final day we will game drive to Kogatende airstrip and catch a morning flight back to Arusha Airport. Transfer to Rivertrees to make use of a day room until the departure of your international flight.

We offer a variety of packages to meet your needs, from a 2-day walking safari to a whole week. 

 

Pricing

In terms of budget - we generally suggest $800 - $1,000 per day for a mobile walking camp with a full team - this provides you with a new location each night.

For daily walks back to the same walking camp location as part of an extended itinerary we suggest budgeting for around $600 - $700 per day. 

Included: well trained & armed walking guide, accommodation board and house drinks in the Wayo Afrcia Walking Camp, all park fees, pick up and drop off from a pre arranged location and permanent back up vehicle in the camp.

 

More info

This Serengeti walking safari can be inserted as part of a vehicle based game viewing safari or they can stand alone. Contact us to tailor made your safari.

 

 

 

Check our blogs: 
8 reasons why you should go on a walking safari
Why choose Wayo for a walking safari?