Hiking

Hiking

One of the most rewarding ways to experience authentic Africa is by trekking through the wilderness. Learn tracks and signs whilst on a hiking safari with our expert guides.

There are several superb treks in the ecologically diverse Eastern Arc Mountains. These mountains are all that remain of the once great forest that covered the majority of Tanzania. They have been dubbed the Galapagos of Africa because of the high degree of endemism.

We provide a range of routes of varying difficulty , specially selected for their spectacular views and ecological diversity. Locations range from the Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Ngorongoro Crater Highlands, the Usambara Mountains, to the Rondo and the Mkonde plateaux. Walk types can be lodge-based guided walks, suitable for all ages and fitness levels, or adventure trekking itineraries only possible for physically fit clients prepared to camp in the bush. Porters are provided, but to keep environmental impact to a minimum we travel light.

Forests

  • Usambara Mountains
  • Udzungwa Mountains National Park
  • Uluguru Mountains

Flatter hikes

  • Ngorongoro Crater Highlands
  • Rondo and Makonde Plateaux
  • Kitulo Plateau National Park

Hiking classifies as a sport, as it involves walking certain distances either up or down a gradient of some sort.

Hiking is a very physically active sport, but is also able to be enjoyed by the whole family, as on most hikes, you get to set your own pace.

When Hiking, make sure you take enough water, and maybe a snack or two should you feel the need for something to eat along the way. Remember also to wear comfortable shoes, hiking shoes preferably, as the walk can take quite a toll on you feet.

Hiking is a good way to get closer to the natural surroundings.

For more information on making hiking a part of your Tanzanian Safari contact us.


  • The programme was excellent and we saw masses of game, less a leopard! So, entirely happy customers. Thank you for your efficient handling of the whole trip.

    Christopher Lee

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • A very exciting adventure

    Andrew Bird

    United Kingdom, Jan 2014

  • We had a fantastic trip. Your excellent organisation, your guide - Max, was exemplary in every way, were major contributors to this. Many thanks for making ours, a trip of a lifetime.

    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

  • We had a really great vacation on the Southern Circuit in Tanzania and wonderfully facilitated by our driver/guide Salim who was really first class - a great representative of Wild Things.

    Steve Wallis

    Belgium, Oct 2013

  • I would like to thank you for this wonderful safari we participated to. Everything was perfect! We are very happy and we made all our dreams come true. Abbas was an amazing guide. Thank you very much!

    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013

  • We had a wonderful time on safari. The vehicle was great, reliable and comfortable. Our guide Amos was fantastic, he was punctual, friendly, knowledgeable and made our safari really enjoyable.

    Vickie Waltham

    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

  • We had an excellent time and the trip was very well planned, the guides (and vehicles) excellent. Thank you very much for arranging it all!

    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013