Walking safaris are an intimate way to experience nature. You will be exploring the wild terrain from one camp to the next, often spending a starry, refreshing night in each camp to regain your energy from exploring some of the wildest floors of Africa on foot.
An armed ranger will guide you through the wilderness to protect you from the animals that live freely in their natural habitat; they are professionals and your safety and experience of wild Africa is their priority.
Because the journey’s unpredictability, it’s difficult to give exact timings of how long your exploration and sightings will be; your experience entirely depends on nature’s turn of events for the day! Your guide will be able to approximate the time spent on the ground and to your next camp destination. He will also advise on pace and direction.
Our experts consist of an armed ranger, a guide, a chef, a driver and a tent boy; this group is tailored to the size of the group arriving for a tour. You are not required to carry anything other than a small backpack that can carry a few personal items and water for the journey. Snacks and refills will be provided in the morning after breakfast before we venture into the wilderness, all prepared by our chef. Our chef will also prepare three-course gourmet meals throughout your trip.
|Day||Routing||Activity||Hrs. Approx.||Accommodation||Meal Plan|
|1||Arrival – West Kilimanjaro||Meet & Greet, Transfer||1.5 hr driving||Amini Maasai Lodge, West Kilimanjaro||Dinner|
|2||Amini Maasai Lodge – Kitenden Range Post Drop off
Walking Safari – Lekishoko Wild Campsite
|Transfer, Walking Safari short day walking tour through Woodland and Brush||4-5 hrs walking||Lekishoko Wild campsite (special campsite)||Full Board|
|3||Lekishoko Wild Campsite – Chui Campsite||Walking safari through undulating hills and breathtaking scenery, Non established terrain approx. 20kms||8-10 hrs walking||Chui Established Campsite, Sinya Area||Full Board|
|4||Sinya Area||Full day walking safari in Sinya – Amboseli Ecosystem in quest of wildlife and mighty Elephants that exist here 10-15 Km||Open||Chui Established Campsite, Sinya Area||Full Board|
|5||Chui Camp –Corto Wild Camp||Full day of Exploring the savannah, and salt plains with sparse woodland Approx. 15 Kms||6-8 hrs walking||Corto Wild Camp||Full Board|
|6||Corto Wild Camp – Nambalaa Wild Camp||Full day exploring the Savannah in total wilderness with no walking trails, accompanied by the wildlife, Masai herdsmen and amazing landscapes approx. 15Kms||7-9 hrs walking||Nambalaa Wild Campsite, Nambalaa Area||Full Board|
|7||Nambalaa – Luknyangare Wild Camp||A full day of Exploring through the mix terrain of sparse woodland and open savannah approx. 15kms||7-9 hrs walking||Luknyangare Wild Camp||Full Board|
|8||Luknyangare Wild Camp – Ngasurai Wild Camp||Walking through a mixed terrain with captivating landscapes and plains game approx. 15kms||7-8 hrs walking||Ngasurai Wild Campsite||Full Board|
|9||Ngasurai Camp – Amini Maasai||Vehicle transfer to Amini Masai Lodge||1.5 hr driving||Amini Maasai Lodge, West Kilimanjaro||Full Board|
|10||Airport drop-off||Transfer to JRO/ARK Airport||1.5 driving||End of Tour||Breakfast, Lunch|
Upon your arrival at the airport, one of our guides will already be at the airport waiting to greet you and welcome you to the country before taking you to Amini Maasai Lodge, an hour and 15-minute drive from the airport. You will check in and rest from your long journey to Tanzania.
A healthy breakfast will be taken at the lodge where you will also be briefed of the day ahead by our guide before we are ready to drive to Kitenden Ranger post, where your adventurous walking safari will begin. The first stage of the walking tour borders the Kilimanjaro National Park. Your will be provided with packed lunches and get to meet your friendly armed ranger who will brief you a little on safety precautions before embarking on the journey from the post to Lekishoko Wild Campsite. This campsite is non-established that hides itself within untouched wilderness. You will be welcomed to the campsite by our driver, chef, and tent boy. The camp boasts an exquisite view of Mount Kilimanjaro when the sky is clear. You will spend a starry night at Lekishoko Wild Campsite.
At the break of dawn, after being served breakfast and are ready for the next part of the journey, you will set of into the wilderness by foot from the campsite into the cascading hills and scenic views of Amboseli and Sinya areas. These woodlands are packed with nature’s most majestic creatures hiding in the shades of green and mustard grass and trees. As you journey further into the lower parts of the savannah, you will stop for lunch where you can enjoy it surrounded by wildlife. Your next stop will be at Chui Campsite, an established campsite, at around 17:00 hrs. You will find that our team has already moved to the area with your luggage and dinner already starting to smell wonderfully. This journey is approximated to be a 27 – 30 km walk.
This day will be spent exploring the Sinya area through the day to regain some energy from the previous day’s walk. Sinya borders Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and boasts some of the oldest elephant bulls, some 50 years and older, that travel with their herd between Tanzania and Kenya in search of green pastures and water. They are said to be the healthiest elephant population in Africa. Other species found in Sinya include the Gerenuk the giraffe-gazelle, the lesser Kudu, oryx, various gazelle species and wildebeest and zebra. Birdwatchers are also in for a treat at Sinya.
Our guide is an expert at showcasing some of the most unique wildlife experiences and knowledge about how they coexist in such a vast but vicious terrain. The scenery is glorious; if you are lucky, you can get to experience a spectacular sunset in the evening and arranging sun downing dinner as an additional activity. You will spend a second night at the established Chui Campsite.
A hearty breakfast will be served at the break of dawn before you venture into the African savannah plains. Packed Lunch will be offered by your chef, todays walking is approximately 15 kms of dry grassland, salt plains and pockets of green woodland which Giraffes and the big bold Elephants love. A walk that is filled with a variety of experiences, including meeting some of the Maasai shepherds with their cows grazing in the plains alongside wild animals. These plains are untouched by civilization, and so the journey will exquisitely display untampered nature. Magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and Mt Longido are an extra touch. Our team will be ready once again at Corto Wild Campsite, where a gourmet dinner will be served and a campfire chat for the ones who prefer, followed by much deserved rest.
Full day exploring the Savannah in total wilderness with no walking trails, accompanied by the wildlife, Masai herdsmen and amazing landscapes approx. 15Kms
As the dawn breaks your chef will be ready to serve you with a well versed breakfast before your epic journey continues in pursuit of Adventure. Today’s journey is estimated to be 15kms of mixed terrain leading you to Luknyangare wild camp. Our team will welcome you at this new campsite ready for a relaxed evening. Three course gourmet dinner will be served before retiring for dinner and much deserved rest.
After breakfast at the break of dawn, your journey will continue, leading you into the plains of Ngasurai. This estimated 15 kms walking journey encompasses an array of exceptionally captivating views and a few rare moments with nature’s wilderness experience. This day also marks the last walking day of our exceptional walking safari tour. Our team will welcome and congratulate you for your accomplished journey at Ngasurai Wild Camps, where you will dine lavishly before you take a much deserved rest.
An easy day is today. Your breakfast can be taken a little later than usual. After a good bye to your crew, your transfer vehicle will drive you to Amini Masai Lodge approx an hour and half away. You will be able to shower and dip into the pool for a relaxing day after your walking excursion. Dinner will be served at Amini Masai Lodge.
Breakfast will be a little later than usual, and you will be able to experience a more relaxing day at the lodge as you wait to be transferred to the airport.
✔️ A 4WD vehicle dedicated for supplies and transfers
✔️ A professional guide who speaks English well
✔️ A professional chef who will prepare 3 meals a day as well as snacks
✔️ Camping facilities (Tents, Tables, Chairs, Mattresses, Sleeping bags, Cutlery etc.)
✔️ Paid Park and camping fees
✔️ Bottled Water throughout the course of your journey
✔️ Paid taxes
✔️ Airport transfers
✔️ Accommodation before and after the walking tour
✔️ AMREF flying doctor medical evacuation
✖️ Tips (recommended $10 per person per day to each crew and $15 per person per day to Guide)
✖️ Travel insurance
✖️ All items of personal nature
✖️ Beverages and Laundry except where shown.
Walking Guide, Ranger, Chef, Driver, Tent boy (Assistant chef maybe needed for bigger groups)
✔️ Light shorts (cotton is preferable)
✔️ Long trousers due to tough shrubs and grass
✔️ Sandals / flip-flops
✔️ Swimsuit for hotel and lodges A fleece jacket for the evenings Hiking / walking shoes
✔️ Hat with neck coverage
Note: Bright or white colors are not recommended for safaris. Try avoiding blue as it attracts Tsetse flies. Camouflage clothing is strictly illegal in Tanzania try avoiding them so as not to get arrested.
✔️ A towel e.g. a microfiber towel as these can be compact packed and is fast drying
✔️ A small mirror
✔️ If you wear contact lenses it would be safer to bring extra pair of glasses as it is dusty on safari. Lip balm
✔️ Sun block
✔️ Wet wipes and hand sanitizer
✔️ Head torch and spare batteries
✔️ Padlocks for your luggage
✔️ Swiss pocket knife
✔️ Power banks, preferably Solar Power banks
✔️ Insect & Mosquito repellent Antiseptic cream
✔️ Malaria tablets (important) Painkillers
✔️ Motion sickness tablets
✔️ Anti-diarrhea medicine
✔️ Cold/flu tablets
✔️ Anti-histamine tablets
✔️ Prescribed medicine (must be packed in your back pack)
|NO. of PAX in one group||2-3 PAX||4-5 PAX||6+ PAX|
|Price pr. person||$3,525||$2,472||$2,172|
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