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
I would heighly recommend Nature Discovery To anyone seeking the perfect safari experience! From the accommodations to the highly experienced friendly staff, absolutely everything was exceptional! I will be pinching myself for weeks to come! Thank you Nature Discovery!
Wow – five stars hardly tells the story of the outstanding experience we had using Nature Discovery as our safari expert. I was amongst 23 professional women from the US, Europe and Asia and we had the experience of a lifetime. This is largely due to Nature Discovery’s extremely well thought out game plan of where, when and why, and impeccably organized and delivered service. Four different safari parks, two days in the bush with the local Massai tribe, a coffee plantation, several unique but spectacular camp accommodations, and outstanding guides (4 jeeps and 4 guides) made for a blow your mind experience overall. As I said on facebook – I went for the animals (which were spectacular), but I fell in love with the people. A wonderful outcome thanks to Nature Discovery. I / we can’t wait to come back!
Nature Discovery are simply phenomenal. Without their superb planning, attention to detail, and the expertise of the guides we wouldn’t have been able to even attempt the World Record. (World’s Highest Football Match ) We cannot recommend the team highly enough and you can trust Ailsa, Thomas, MC and the team completely for your amazing adventures.