Walking the Tarangire
Monday, 12 September 2016
Arguably northern Tanzania's most interesting park, yet one of the least visited, the Tarangire National Park is well known for its varied habitats and large herds of elephant and zebra. Exploring the region on foot is a fantastic way to truly delve into the natural surroundings.
Located in a secluded area of the park, Sanctuary Swala offers guided walking safaris, giving guests the opportunity to explore the region in a more intimate setting. Getting down to ground level provides a unique perspective of the bush, allowing guests to see the park through the eyes of the animals who live there.
Led by a professional walking guide, the walking safari covers the grasslands around the camp. Here a wealth of information can be gleaned from the smallest of tracks, including which animals have passed by recently, and whether they could still be in the area.
Guests can expect to encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds. The natural setting of the bush gives a thrilling aspect to the sightings, much more than a usual vehicle safari. Of course, safety is key and an armed ranger is always present.
Below is a video from a recent walking safari at Sanctuary Swala in which some guests tracked a bull elephant.