Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure
"The walking safaris were exactly what we needed, to be part of the earth, to use all of our senses and to get a better perspective of the natural beauty and wonder around us is so incredible." D. CANTOR

YAEDA VALLEY & THE HADZA HUNTER-GATHERERS

This is the land of the Hadza people, a fascinating tribe of hunter-gatherers with an egalitarian culture. We go deep in the far-flung Yaeda Valley, where one can enjoy solitude and truly authentic and educational experiences with the Hadza people. These trips provide financial assistance to the Hadza to help them maintain control over their traditional lands.

We walk with the Hadza to forage for tubers, berries, wild honey or baobab fruits and we follow them on hunts for wild game. Most importantly, we share time around the campfire and on walks to gain insight into a culture very different from our own. A trip to Yaeda is almost always the most impacting and memorable experience for our guests. A safari combining Yaeda with the national parks can be ideal for people wanting an in-depth and honest experience with a unique Tanzanian culture.

2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 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
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
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK