Safaris in Laikipia, Northern Kenya
A walking safari in unspoilt wilderness, escorted
by Samburu and Maasai guides with an intimate
knowledge of the wildlife, people and landscapes,
is a memorable experience. We offer walking
safaris in Kenya spending 2 nights or longer in
the bush in simple but comfortable mobile camps,
with supplies and equipment carried by camels
and staffed by the camp team who will look after
you throughout the expedition. Once you have slept
under the African stars, listened to nightjars
calling, or the singing of Samburu warriors in
the distance, you will have unforgettable memories
of being close to nature in the wilds of Africa
. The walking safari can be added to any of our
itineraries featuring our Porini Camp safaris
and an perfect excursion from Porini Rhino Camp.
Click here for detail of Porini
The walks take place in stunning landscape starting
from an unspoilt 3000 acre ranch dedicated exclusively
to the management and conservation of wildlife.
With 360 degree sweeping views of Mount Kenya
to the South and the vast Frontier District to
the North, the ranch is a window onto the romantic
wilds of northern Kenya . and has good numbers
of resident game and predators. An evening walk
on the ranch typically will turn up Gerenuk, Impala,
Steinbuck, Common Zebra, Grevy's Zebra, Elephant,
Grant's Gazelle and Dikdiks. Several days
spent in the area will likely find the shyer or
less common species such as Lesser Kudu, Eland,
Hyena, Bat-eared Fox, Reticulated Giraffe or Hartebeest.
Occasionally visitors may catch sight of the local
Lions or Wilddogs.
The walking safaris are dedicated to conservation
in Kenya and specifically in the particular areas
where they operate. Since conservation and people
are directly linked, the safaris actively support
the communities, by employing local people, paying
conservation fees to the communities, and purchasing
all local goods whenever possible. The owners
of the ranch have supported and encouraged sustainable,
traditional honey production for the last seven
years, by buying raw honey from the local Samburu
amd Laikipia Maasai people and processing it,
employing many local people. The locally produced
honey is then delivered to markets in Nairobi
, allowing the honey gatherers to sell their product
to a much larger market.
3 Day (2 night) Walking Safari
A wonderful 3 day scenic walking tour through some of Northern Kenya’s most pristine wilderness accompanied by knowledgeable guides.
You will be met in Nanyuki or from Porini Rhino Camp and taken to the start of the safari. The drive is about 2 hours through pretty countryside, hopefully seeing some wildlife along the way.
Nyarara Camp You will be welcomed at camp by the Laikipia Maasai and Samburu expert team. Nyarara means Cheetah in Maasai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area.
On our afternoon walk we will pass through plains as well as mixed bush. Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant's Gazelle predominate on the large plains with smaller numbers of Jackson's Hartebeest and Thompson's Gazelle. In the mixed bush we also have a chance of seeing Dikdiks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu.
Day 2 - Tumaren Ewaso Camp
Today we will be heading down toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way we will be looking for Eland, Steinbuck, Giraffe, Waterbuck and Grevy’s Zebra as well as the more elusive predators such as Wild Dog, Hyena, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah. We will spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and fishing by the river before taking an evening walk to a sundowner spot with wonderful views of Mount Kenya. We then continue to camp. The pack camels with the camp will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived and set up most of camp before our arrival.
After breakfast you will be driven to Nanyuki for your onward flight or to continue to Porini Rhino Camp.
|3 Day Walking Safari
||PER PERSON SHARING BASED ON GROUP SIZE:
||1 (includes Single Supp)
|Samburu-Led Luxury Safari
|Expert-Led Luxury Safari
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
3 Day Walking Safari - 2013 Package Prices
Compulsory supplement of $265 per person applies to Late Departures (after 12 Noon).
Optional Supplements to Expedition Safaris:
Beer, Wine & Spirits (not Champagne or luxury brands) $35 per person per day.
Additional Safari Expert (Kerry Glen, James Christian or other specialist) $465 per group per day.