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Walking Safaris in Tanzania: Exploring Nyerere National Park on Foot

For adventurous travelers seeking an up-close and personal encounter with Tanzania's wildlife, there's nothing quite like a walking safari. And when it comes to walking safaris, few destinations can compare to Nyerere National Park.

Located in the heart of Tanzania, Nyerere National Park offers a unique opportunity to explore the African wilderness on foot. With its vast expanses of untouched wilderness, diverse wildlife, and breathtaking scenery, the park is a dream destination for nature lovers and safari enthusiasts.

What Are Walking Safaris?

Walking safaris are a unique way to experience the African wilderness. Unlike traditional game drives, walking safaris allow visitors to explore the bush on foot, immersing themselves in nature and discovering the smaller details that can be missed from a vehicle. Walking safaris are typically led by an experienced guide who will point out wildlife tracks, plants, and birds, and provide fascinating insights into the ecosystem and local culture.

Walking Safaris in Nyerere National Park

Nyerere National Park, located in southern Tanzania, is a remote and unspoiled wilderness that offers some of the best walking safaris in Africa. Formerly known as Selous Game Reserve, the park was recently renamed in honor of Tanzania's first president, Julius Nyerere. Nyerere National Park is the largest game reserve in Africa, covering over 30,000 square kilometers of pristine bush, savannah, and wetlands.

What to Expect on a Walking Safari in Nyerere National Park

Guided by expert local guides, walking safaris in Nyerere National Park allow you to experience the bush up close and personal. You'll learn about the flora and fauna, follow animal tracks, and listen to the sounds of the wilderness. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, hippos, and over 400 species of birds. Walking safaris offer a chance to observe these animals in their natural habitat, without disturbing them.

Walking safaris in Nyerere National Park offer a unique opportunity to experience the African wilderness up close and to learn about the fascinating ecology of the region. Walking safaris are also a great way to experience the culture and traditions of the local communities, who have lived in the area for centuries.

Tips for a Successful Walking Safari

If you're planning a walking safari in Nyerere National Park, it's important to be well-prepared. Make sure you wear comfortable, sturdy shoes and clothing that blends in with the environment. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen, as well as a refillable water bottle and snacks. It's also a good idea to bring binoculars and a camera to capture the amazing wildlife and scenery.

Guided Bush Walks at Lemara Eco Camp

One of the best ways to experience walking safaris in Nyerere National Park is by staying at Lemara Eco Camp. This eco-friendly camp offers guided bush walks led by our experienced Maasai guide Leepa, who have an intimate knowledge of the local flora and fauna. The walks are tailored to your interests and fitness level, and can range from a leisurely stroll to a challenging hike.


Walking safaris in Nyerere National Park offer a truly unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. With Lemara Eco Camp as your base, you can explore this unspoiled wilderness on foot and discover the wonders of the African bush. So why not plan your walking safari in Tanzania today and experience the trip of a lifetime?

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