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Tanzania Waking Safari
Tanzania classifies its wild areas in different ways, each with different rules – meaning that the practices, and standards, of walking safaris differ widely. We have some first-rate walking safaris in Tanzania, with great guides – chosen, as usual, by seeing them first hand. Some of the real stars are the walking safaris done on fly-camping trips.
Walks in the National Parks have to abide by the strict rules laid out by TANAPA (Tanzanian National Park Authorities); these rules have been put in place to make walking as safe as possible. No more than six guests are able to go on a walk at any one time; and they must be accompanied by at least one TANAPA qualified armed ranger, who must stick to specific walking routes. These regulations are however relatively new to Tanzania’s national parks; and so we would only recommend walking from camps that we know have a consistent record for reliably good walking safaris, and well established guides.
Tanzania’s Game Reserves are run by a slightly more relaxed organization called the Game Division whose regulations are less clear – this has created a disparity in walking safari standards. Walking Safaris are hugely dependent on how experienced and knowledgeable the guide is – they can therefore be a bit hit-and-miss. All of our recommended Camps use their own highly qualified guides who stick to rules, which have been set by their specific camp – these walking safaris are very good. So do include some walking in your Tanzania safari, but do talk to us first as experiences can vary hugely between camps.
Walking Safari in Tanzania
Walking in Katavi National Park
Revel in the unforgettable opportunity of getting up close with the prized wilderness of the Katavi National Park, on an interpretive walking safari in the company of an armed scout and guide. The park’s endless plains and vast open skies will leave you mesmerised and feeling completely at one with nature. This exceptional game viewing adventure is a wonderful alternative to traditional game drives. Your expert guide will translate the intricacies of the bush and introduce you to its smaller creatures and its larger animal and birdlife.
A dream destination for those that love the isolation of the magnificent bush, Katavi is unspoilt and rarely visited. The Katuma River is the highlight for an abundance of extraordinary game viewing, as well as the seasonal, marshy Katavi and Chada Lakes, and the neighbouring flat, grassy valley floor floodplains.
Sweeping across the terrain are enormous herds of buffalo and elephant, and just behind them zebra, giraffe, impala, eland, sable and roan antelope, and reedbuck. The artful predators including the lion and spotted hyena bring up the rear, and never trail too far off.
Get up close and personal to the African bush on an incredible walking safari, an experience not to be missed, as you come encounter its captivating sights, fascinating sounds and distinct aromas.
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