Trekking and exploring outside the national parks affords unique opportunities get out and discover the bush on foot (or on mountain bike), encountering animals and learning about the African wilderness in way that is impossible to do from inside a safari vehicle.
Nature Discovery offers a number of unique trekking safaris, including our signature Maasailand trek in Longido, which is situated 75km north of Arusha, in the western shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Here you can lose yourself in a time ruled by pastoral rhythms of the ageless and graceful Maasai, far from tourist’s haunts.
This trip is brought to life by Sambeke, our dedicated Maasai guide, who leads you on a journey of discovery and wonder, through a time before machines, reconnecting to nature and satisfying the spirit of the nomad within all of us.
We outfit and operate our own private and exclusive seasonal camp at Longido; a place where we have built strong bonds with the Maasai, which is evident as we travel on foot/bicycle throughout the area, not as voyeurs but as warmly welcomed friends. Along the way, Sambeke invites you into the lives of his people. The encounters are genuine, and so is the experience.
Sambeke has been exclusively guiding Nature Discovery trekking clients for over 20 years
In addition to our signature Longido trek, there are a number of other magical walks, treks and mountain bike adventures we offer around the Rift Valley escarpment, including the spectaculary scenic trek from Empakai Crater to Lake Natron. Geological wonders are found at every turn, and of course there’s always a great chance to view wildlife, especially birds and smaller creatures which are often missed from inside a safari vehicle.
The African hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris); a common sight around our seasonal camp at Longido
Our treks are suitable for people of many ages and abilities, but minimum age recommended is 10
Voyage vraiment fabuleux. Agence très sérieuse, très à l’écoute, qui prend le temps de vous poser toutes les questions nécessaires pour bien comprendre le projet de voyage de chacun avant de vous proposer un circuit. Sylvain et Cécile ont été très réactifs lors du changement de vol imposé quelques jours avant notre départ, ils trouvent une solution efficace très rapidement. Le safari correspondait à nos attentes, notre guide Henry a été parfait, très compétent sur la faune, la flore et bien plus, très prudent, à l’écoute de nos envies et humainement adorable. Merci encore pour toutes ces émotions que vous nous avaient fait vivre! À bientôt pour de nouvelles aventures!
Angeline Et Maxime Sinotte France
We had a fantastic safari with Japhet (we did three safaris with him). He is a perfect guide with an excellent eye to spot animals and who takes all the time to wait for something special. In 12 days in Serengeti and Ngorongoro we saw one female cheetah with her cub trying to chase two times a gazelle; one female leopard playing with her cub, one lionness catching a zebra; more leopards in the trees with their kill…..We recommend strongly this agency for the safaris.
Amazing service and wonderful guides! The knowledge and friendliness of the guides was instrumental in making our safari more than we could have imagined! I will recommend without hesitation!