Tanzania Walking Safaris
Walking Safaris are for those who love the outdoors and would like the experience of trekking where a variety of flora and fauna and beautiful sceneries as well as different tribes can be visited.These can sometimes be incorporated into regular safaris, giving one a break from the long-hours driving on those ever bumpy roads. King of Africa Safaris & Trekking actively supports local efforts such as Cultural Tourism Programmes to bring the people and nature to the visitor while at the same time bringing an opportunity to the people to directly benefit from tourism in Tanzania. We believe this type of experience goes a long way to dispel many of the myths and stereotypes about African life and culture while at the same time helping to ensure the survival of indigenous cultures in Tanzania.
Arusha National Park
• Ngurdoto Crater - Fully intact 3km wide, 400m deep volcanic crater.
• The Momella lakes - A group of shallow alkaline lakes, home to many water birds such as flamingoes, pelican, herons and ducks. Black and white colobus monkeys, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, blue monkeys and antelope can be seen.
• Canoeing in the Momella lake for 2-3 hrs
• Day trips to Arusha NP from Arusha are possible (morning walking safari escorted by an armed ranger and afternoon game drive)
This is a very scenic lake, found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited Lake, lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift wall. Walking safaris to the Springs & Lake is interesting as is a visit to the tribes. The Hadzabe tribe (hunter-gatherers) lives close to the shores of Lake Eyasi. And so do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe (Pastoralists).
“Some of the last remaining hunters-gatherers in the world” we consider it a rare privilege to be allowed to visit them. Village walk in Mto wa Mbu (Lake Manyara Area)
Perfect for guests who want to have a "real" cultural experience OR want to stretch their legs & learn something. (3-4 hrs)
Arusha or Moshi cities to nearby villages
There are also "real" cultural experiences in Arusha and Moshi to nearby villages. You can do this for day trips or overnights. This can be done before or after the safari and spend time with local families, learn about their culture, their daily lives etc
You may visit Ikidinga village, Mulala village, Olturoto village, Oldonyosambu Maasai village, Longido Maasai village, Monduli Maasai village, Mkuru Camel guided safari, Kilimanjaro-(Mamba/Maranga) or Kil day hike into the first hut, Usambara mountains, etc
Lake ChalaA Remote Treasure.
Lake Chala, a hidden gem, a perfect place to relax and unwind from the busy city life. The remote caldera lake on the border of Tanzania & Kenya is only 55km from Moshi and therefore the perfect get away for a day. Pure tranquility and beautiful nature await you at the lake. Explore the area on one of the many possible hikes, swim in the crystal clear water, kayak across borders or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of an untouched Africa.
In the morning your guide will pick you up from your accommodation. You will drive to Lake Chala Safari Camp with a packed lunch box and drinking water. Upon arrival you will see the beautiful private game reserve overlooking the crater lake. Our guide will take you down to the lake. Spend the day swimming, exploring, kayaking (optional). You will experience the natural beauties of the green scenery, landscape and will also have the opportunity to meet local people doing their daily activity. There is a very high possibility of spotting the baboon monkey, velvet monkey, blue monkey, antelopes, elephants and many different birds, that live in this wonderful savannah land. You will then be driven back to Moshi in the late afternoon. There is also the option of staying overnight in the lodge or camping site. If you are camping, you can either bring your own equipment or hire upon arrival. There is a bar that serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages and a restaurant that serves snacks and main meals. Staying overnight gives you the opportunity of going on longer hikes, fishing, and having time to relax next to a camp fire.
Materuni Waterfalls & Coffee TourFrom Tree to Cup.
Nestled on the mountain slopes of Kilimanjaro lies the beautiful coffee village of Materuni. Produce your own cup of coffee from tree to cup. Receive first hand secrets of what makes a good cup of coffee from the local Chagga people. Only a small hike from the village lie the homonymous 80m high Materuni waterfalls. A relaxing swim in Kilimanjaro's fletcher water growns the day.