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

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

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    Canada,

  • We thoroughly enjoyed our experience, and we feel that the service you offered was well worth the money we paid. Salim was wonderful. Very interesting to talk to us, and an excellent driver.

    Claire Austin

    United Kingdom, Jan 2013

  • Thank you very much for the organization of our Safari. We were really happy with our guide Henry and our cook. Everything was great. Henry was a wonderful guide, always on time.

    Cline Gardiol

    Switzerland, Jan 2013

  • I'd like to say that our entire trip was truly amazing and a great once in a lifetime excursion. Everything was very well setup and we had no problems with any of the trip. Thanks to Wild Things.

    Katye Vytal

    United States of America, Jun 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

  • We had a most wonderful safari--thank you! Salim and Yahaya were great. We'll be sure to suggest Wild Things to any friends who may be thinking of visiting Tanzania.

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    United States of America, Sept 2013