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"You have fantastic people who handled all the details, big and small, which means a lot to people travelling. The walking part was simply thrilling, and luxurious by our backcountry standards. Well done. Well thought out." B. GIBSON

RUAHA WALKING SAFARIS

Since its recent boundary extension, Ruaha is now the largest park in Tanzania and part of a truly massive megawilderness with several adjoining game reserves. The park has just a handful of tented camps all of which are concentrated in one small sliver of the park.

This leaves us an endless system of woodlands and rivers to explore in true privacy. We feel Ruaha is one of the best remote wildlife opportunities with its unprecendented size, few visitors and exceptional wildlife densities.

Ruaha's wilderness zones forbid roads or any tourism access except for our lightweight walking safaris. Often we focus on the river areas with hippos, crocs, elephants and all else. We also venture deep into the endless miombo woodlands for what we feel may be the deepest remote bush immersion there is. For a trip back to the days when the bush was devoid of tourism and full of wildlife, then this is the place to go.

2017 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC & INTERNATIONAL TOURISM CONVENTION (ITB) TOP 3 FINALIST, CONSERVING NATURE, WORLD LEGACY AWARDS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2017 TRAVINDY SUSTAINABLE TOURISM (TRAVINDY.COM) WORLD LEGACY AWARD INTERVIEW
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS