The Serengeti walking safari is for the slightly more adventurous holiday maker. It is a private guided safari which allows you to enjoy the best wildlife parks in northern Tanzania, without sharing your experiences with many other people. This offbeat safari includes nights in small, comfortable mobile camps in Lake Manyara National Park and in two different areas of the Serengeti National Park; in addition you'll explore the world famous Ngorongoro Crater with your knowledgeable private guide and experience some of the local culture in insightful and interesting ways.
Depart London Heathrow on your scheduled overnight flight to Nairobi with Kenya Airways
1 night at Serengeti Private Mobile Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
On arrival in Nairobi, connect straight onto a flight to Arusha where you will be met by your private superior guide
and 4WD safari vehicle. Drive for around two hours to reach the colourful, bustling Mto Wa Mbu Village. Take a guided walk through the village and learn about Tanzania's cultures. End the tour with a traditional lunch at a local restaurant. Then drive deep into Lake Manyara National Park
to your Manyara Mobile Camp
. The Manyara mobile camp is one of the very few accommodations located within Lake Manyara National Park which means it is less busy and you'll also be able to end your evening with a night drive in search of nocturnal wildlife.
2 nights at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge (full board & activities) | Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
Begin the morning with a guided walking safari along Manyara's lake shore
or on a game drive in search of the large elephant herds and tree-climbing lions that the park is known for. Leaving the park and driving up over the Rift Valley Escarpment it's a relatively short distance to your next stop; the Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge. The following morning you'll drive for about an hour to reach the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater
. Descending to the Crater floor you'll spend the day seeking out the plentiful wildlife found here with your knowledgeable safari guide. The 'big five' occur in the Crater: lion, buffalo, rhino, elephant and, if you're lucky enough to see one, leopard.
2 nights at Serengeti Private Mobile Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
Leave Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge after breakfast and, after circumnavigating the Ngorongoro Crater once more, you'll drop down onto communal lands where wildlife resides alongside the Maasai. It's not too long before you cross the invisible boundary into Serengeti National Park
and game drive your way across vast open plains to your Serengeti Private Mobile Camp. Because your time in the Serengeti is spent in a mobile camp there is flexibility to locate the camp where the great migration
is likely to be. You'll explore this spectacular park with your knowledgeable safari guide - choosing each day between short sorties or longer day trips including a picnic lunch.
2 nights at Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp (full board & activities) | Serengeti Migration Area, Tanzania
Game driving deeper still into the Serengeti
, your destination is a remote wilderness where only very few safari operators and visitors are allowed. There are almost no roads here and so, leaving your vehicle at camp, you'll venture out each day on foot led by a professional walking safari
guide. Exploring on foot heightens the senses and allows you to enjoy some of the smaller creatures found here. Although you won't often get as close to big game as you would from a safari vehicle, this experience can often be even more exhilarating and rewarding. After each walking safari you'll return to your Serengeti Walking Mobile Camp.
After a final morning walking safari you'll game drive your way to a nearby airstrip and catch a light aircraft flight to Arusha. From here, either continue on to one of our beach add-ons
, or the peaceful Mafia Island
, or connect with your flight to Nairobi and on to the UK with Kenya Airways
Arrive back in London early in the morning after a safari with a difference and having explored remote, offbeat corners of some of Africa's top wildlife reserves both in vehicles and on foot.