Jongomero Walking Safari
Tread in the footsteps of the great explorers by participating in a Ruaha walking safari or "fly-camp". The term originally coined for a small satellite camp under a simple "fly sheet" which could be put up or taken down quickly and provided shelter for the night.
Fly-camping today has evolved somewhat from the old times and although simple, basic and modest, a certain amount of luxury has not been forgotten as you get as close to nature as possible and sleep out under the stars.
Embark on a safari in its truest, original form, and spend one or two days exploring on foot one of Africas wildest most isolated National Parks. With the ease of vehicle transportation safaris on foot have been largely neglected in recent times yet walking is the only way to properly appreciate and understand nature. Observe some of Africas most iconic creatures as our ancestors used to, eye to eye and on their level without the comfort of a vehicle. Accompanied by an armed guide and a park ranger, carefully pick your way through a untouched, unspoiled wilderness learning the basics of tracking, survival techniques and orientation. Skills lost by most people in the world today.
The fly-camp is located near the bed of a seasonal sand river and has good animals numbers in it year round. Massive herds of Cape buffalo can be seen daily winding their way along the dry river bed in search of water. Elephant are common throughout the area and walking safely in the proximity of these massive beasts is an exhilarating, humbling experience. Many other animals call this area their home with frequent sightings of zebra, giraffe, impala, dik-dik and other herbivores. Cats and dogs even though they are clearly present as seen by their tracks and dung and heard on a night by their calls are painfully shy when glimpsing humans on foot although they are occasionally seen.