Wayo Walking Safari


Explore the Serengeti on foot

Experience the untouched beauty of the Serengeti on foot alongside highly experienced guides, staying at simple mobile campsites in areas where few others experience. A truly wild safari.

Wayo Walking Camp’s trails take you through wilderness and rhino protection zones where there are no permanent camps and no game drive vehicles. The pristine areas you’ll walk through include gentle hills and valleys with trickling streams and springs, as well as grass plains surrounded by acacia forests and dotted with kopjes granite outcrops, all home to iconic wildlife. Timed to coincide with the migration and your boots will be joined by millions of wildebeest and zebra hooves.

Depending on the itinerary, you’ll be walking from a particular campsite or point to point between a handful of them. The simple campsites and their tents are completely mobile and leave almost no footprint, moving seasonally with the wildlife. Your three-man, dome-style tent has plenty of space for two people, and the bathroom with latrine and bucket shower, is located just a short way behind the tent. Well-earned meals are hearty, to be enjoyed out in the bush and under the stars with your fellow intrepid walkers.


At a glance

  • Dome tents

  • Dining mess

  • Specialist walking guides

  • Walking in exclusive areas

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  • Wayo walking safari migration


    Enjoy astounding views and unique wildlife experiences on a walking safari. You won’t need to carry anything besides a daypack as you walk from camp to camp. Your pack will include personal items, snacks and water. You will be accompanied by trained guides and armed national park rangers.

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    See the migration

    If your trip coincides with the migration’s arrival in this part of the Serengeti, you’ll have the memorable opportunity to walk among the vast herds of wildebeest and zebra. With no vehicles or other people around, this is a privileged experience.

Community & Culture

All the meals served use raw ingredients are purchased from local markets, local shops and farms putting money back into local communities.

Wayo Africa strongly believes in training and employing Tanzanian people in key positions and almost all personnel at Wayo are Tanzanian. One of the ways they support this is with their well-regarded guide training facilities.


The walking safaris operate in areas far away from other camps and vehicles in the Serengeti. It is in these areas that an often overstretched national park service do not have the resources to patrol, making the walks an effective anti-poaching service while also removing any snares found. Over the years, the walks have helped restore wildlife to areas, which is why they have now been given special access to rhino protection zones,


"Wayo" means footprint in Swahili, embodying an ethos of treading lightly as well as being out discovering Africa and meeting its people on foot.

Being completely mobile, the camp has an incredibly light footprint operating in the most environmentally sustainable manner possible. Low impact energy creation is used as much as possible, waste in the camp is minimized by preparing part of the meals in Arusha. Wayo are plastic free as much as possible, using solar-powered lights and recycling waste. They are constantly aiming to improve operations and influence and educate others around us to do the same.

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