What Happens on a Walking Safari

Feet. On. Ground. You’re in it now. You’ve dropped into safari on foot. Look. Smell. Listen. Your experienced guide is never far away and he’s leading you along a trail hemmed by lush forest. To your right, three fluorescent birds sing a melody aside an 85-foot strangler fig tree that stretches toward blue sky.

Earlier you came across a buffalo the size of a tank. Your skin tingles with excitement and your vision sharpens when you arrive to the lakeshore, just in time for hundreds of flamingos to take flight, a pink symphony you’ve never experienced before in your life.


This is Tanzania. This is Tanzania on foot. This is walking safari.

Walking Safari Experience In Tanzania


The Original Safari: On Foot.

If you are interested in the most authentic version of safari, then you better go on foot. See, modern safari is a recent phenomenon. Long before the advent of comfy Land Cruisers and trusted roads, all safaris were on foot. A quick history lesson…

The first East African safaris began in the mid-1800s, where British and German aristocracy would venture into the African wilds and hunt with dozens of guns and guides. It wasn’t until later, marked by the invention of commercially-available cameras at the end of the 19th century, where travelers began to arrive to East Africa for safari out of pure enjoyment. (Source)


The Modern Safari: Cruising in Style

Today, Easy Travel safaris come with customized Land Cruisers, four-wheel drive, coolers full of icy beverages, and air conditioning. For a modern Tanzanian adventure, these vehicles seem necessary. But can you still walk with the wild things? Can you still travel like the original safaris did two hundred years ago? You bet.

Walking Safari Experience In Tanzania


Why You Should Consider a Walking Safari

“Walk as though you were kissing the earth with your feet,” said Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh. Walking is intimate. Walking grounds you. Walking puts you in direct contact with elements. Also, because much of the safari experience is required to be from the safety of a vehicle, a walking safari is always refreshing. Oh, and how about that e-word (hint: exercise)? It’s too easy to lose your exercise regimen on vacation, so walking gets your limbs moving.

Walking Safari Experience In Tanzania

Types of Walking Safaris

Whether you join Hadza Bushmen for a foraging walkabout or descend into a primordial crater filled with flapping flamingos, Easy Travel will take you there. Here are some options:

  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Walk with Maasai warriors and an armed ranger. For more information visit here.
  • Lake Eyasi – Spend time walking with Hadza and Datoka tribes. For More click here.
  • Southern Circuit: The Selous Game Reserve  and Ruaha National Park are off-the-beaten path highlights.

Walking Safari Experience In Tanzania



Getting You There?

Ready to walk the walk? Easy Travel is a locally owned company full of experienced guides and flawless records of safety. Contact us today.

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