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||1.0 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||3-4 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. 30 km||8-10 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 Campsite – Naambalaa Wild Campsite||Full day of Exploring the savannah, flat terrain under the African Sun. Approx. 27 Km||7-9 walking||Nambalaa Wild Campsite, Nambalaa Area||Full Board|
|6||Nambalaa Wild Campsite – Ngasurai Wild Campsite||Full day exploring the Savannah in total wilderness with no walking trails, accompanied by the wildlife, Maasai herdsmen and amazing landscapes approx. 20 Km||6-8 walking||Ngasurai Wild Campsite||Full Board|
|7||Ngasurai – Amini Maasai||Short Morning walk to the main road for Transfer to Lodge 2 km||1.0 driving||Amini Maasai Lodge, West Kilimanjaro||Full Board|
|8||Transfer to Airport||Transfer to JRO/ARK Airport||1.0 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 your second walking excursion into the African savannah plains. The second walk is approximately 28 km of dry grassland and salt plains, 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 Longido are an extra touch. Our team will be ready once again at Naambala Wild Campsite, where a gourmet dinner will be served followed by much deserved rest.
After breakfast under the sunrise, your journey will continue, leading you into the plains of Ngasurai. This estimated 20 km walking journey encompasses an array if exceptionally captivating views and a few rare moments with nature’s wildness 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 Campsite, where you will dine lavishly before you take your much deserved rest.
Your breakfast will be taken under the sunrise before your short walk to the main road where you will meet with our guide. Once ready, you will be transferred to Amini Maasai Lodge, which is an hour away, where 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 Maasai 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||6-7 PAX||8 PAX|
|Price pr. person||$2,944||$2,010||$1,758||$1,597|
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