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10 Days & 100 KM


ON FOOT ACROSS SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK'S BACKCOUNTRY WILDERNESS AREAS

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10 Days & 100 KM


ON FOOT ACROSS SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK'S BACKCOUNTRY WILDERNESS AREAS

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mark thornton safaris

The definitive safari classic
— Costas Christ, Editor at Large, National Geographic

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S TRIP OF THE YEAR

PRIVATELY GUIDED BY AWARD-WINNING MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' TEAM OF WALKING SAFARI GUIDES


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the GREAT SERENGETI TRAVERSE IS THE CLASSIC
long walking safari

For ten days we never set foot inside a vehicle, instead using our feet to stalk wildlife, meander rivers and cross one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth: Serengeti National Park. Using lightweight camps, we keep our footprint to a minimum as we walk across the flagship wildlife preserve on the continent. With no roads, no lodges, and no other people for many a mile, we traverse the breathtaking conservation zones of the park, off-limits to all other entry except our treks. Pioneered by Mark Thornton, this expedition provides a truly in-depth Serengeti experience for the first-time or experienced traveler who wants to be immersed in wilderness, to walk up close with Africa's signature wildlife and to accomplish what few have ever done... all with plenty of laughs and tall tales around the campfire. 


DISTANCES AND DAYS ARE FLEXIBLE
Each trip is unique and formulated around what works best for you.
Whether you're a group, a family or an agent looking for a unique once-in-a-lifetime experience,
enquire below and we'll plan the best trip for you.


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The Ultimate African Walking Safari


Across one of the most dramatic and breathtaking landscapes on earth: Serengeti National Park

The Ultimate African Walking Safari


Across one of the most dramatic and breathtaking landscapes on earth: Serengeti National Park

EXTEND your trip

Why not extend your stay?
The Serengeti Traverse can be combined with other elements of
an East African safari such as the gorillas of Rwanda, the Serengeti wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater or Zanzibar. Shorter walking safaris are also available in the Serengeti as well as in Tarangire, Ruaha and Katavi national parks. Just write Mark for details.

ZANZIBAR, MNEMBA & MAFIA ISLANDS

ZANZIBAR, MNEMBA & MAFIA ISLANDS

NGORONGORO CRATER

NGORONGORO CRATER

THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

THE GREAT WILDEBEEST MIGRATION

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, RWANDA

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS, RWANDA

KATAVI NATIONAL PARK

KATAVI NATIONAL PARK


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trips are tailor-made

All trips are private and tailor-designed to the specific group.
A minimum of only 2 people is required to book your own private Traverse. Families are welcome.

LEave no trace

Mark Thornton Safaris was honored to be chosen as one of three finalists in the National Geographic's World Legacy Awards 2017 in the category of Conserving Natural Habitat, one of the most recognized tourism awards in the world. A walking safari in our lightweight mobile camps is truly low-impact travel.

end on a high note

Need some luxury? Combine the Traverse with some down-time in luxury camps. Contact us to find
the perfect options for you.


We cannot thank you enough for the grace and generosity you showed our entire family. The experience exceeded our expectations in every way imaginable. Mark, your operation is phenomenal... We were alone with lions and elephants and cheetahs and about a thousand migrating animals in immense landscapes, with no one in sight. Magic. It was a flawless trip.
— C. Treyfors