Wildlife holidays in Tanzania

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Walking safaris in the Serengeti

July 22nd, 2010

Walking safaris is the most exciting way of watching wildlife in Africa. The concept is new to Tanzania’s National Parks, and only a few companies have permission to enter this park on foot. An armed and qualified walking guide and an armed ranger from the National Park must join every walk.

My friends at Wayo Africa run walking safaris in the Serengeti offer to take you into the most remote corners of the Serengeti National Park to explore the park on foot. They note:

All walking activities in Tanzanian National Parks happen inside the demarcated wilderness zones. The area we walk in is a massive and remote area and mainly consists of gentle rolling hills with small streams and springs in the valleys and small grassland plans surrounded by sparse acacia forests. Big granite outcrops called kopjes give the area a great feel and look and make for great campsites.

Being an area of varied eco-zones and vegetation types it is home to all of Africa’s mammals and a huge variety of birds and reptiles. Since visibility is generally good walking is safe and wildlife watching good. “Walking wildlife watching,” means looking at animals from a distance. Animals are nervous with people on foot and close up viewing is not possible and not advisable on a walk.

Video of their walks here

Guide to wild Tanzania here

Wildlife volunteering in Tanzania

August 19th, 2009

Spend up to ten weeks in Tanzania working as a wildlife volunteer. The first week kicks off with lessons from a Maasai on language and culture. Then spend weeks living in a Maasai village where you will undertake vital conservation (mostly wildlife conservation) work on behalf of the African Wildlife Foundation, in an area often referred to as the Mini Serengeti due to its high abundance of wildlife. More info from Green force

Note 10 weeks costs £2,600 including:

Volunteers are invited to a ‘Meet Your Team’ briefing day and BBQ in central London to meet other volunteers on the same project.
• Participants are always met at the airport by a Greenforce staff member then dropped off.
• Welcome and Safety briefing
• All meals and accommodation during the 3 – 10 weeks.
• 3-4 days in the Greenforce house in Arusha – including safety briefing and Maasai lessons
• Science and wildlife identification training on camp. Tracking skills. English Teaching. Wildlife surveys.
• Transport to Dar-Es-Salaam. Return ferry to Zanzibar. Hotel in Stone Town for one night. Three nights in Kendwa Rocks beach resort, meals included.