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Walking Safaris

Walking 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.


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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.

Conservation
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 DAYS, 2 NIGHTS KARISIA WALKING SAFARIS: PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]

A wonderful 3 day scenic walking tour through some of Northern Kenya’s most pristine wilderness accompanied by knowledgeable guides.

ITINERARY:
Day 1 – 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 packed camels (with the camps set up) will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived and set up most of camp before our arrival.
Day 3 – After breakfast you will be driven to Nanyuki for your onward flight or continue to Porini Rhino Camp.
END OF SAFARI.

RATES INCLUDE:
Road transfer to & from Nanyuki or Porini Rhino Camp (Maximum of 6 people per vehicle), Kimancho airstrip local transfers (if flying in), Exclusive walking safari, Conservation fees, English speaking guide, Full board accommodation in spacious 8 man dome tents, Alcohol (Beer, House wine and Local spirits not Champagne or Premium brands), Laikipia & Samburu Maasai trackers plus staff, Hot showers, Toilets, 2-25 camels (Depending on the size of the group), Guide throughout the safari (either Gabriel Ewoi, Boniface Lekididing or Rana) and Laundry.

RATES EXCLUDE:
Vehicle for game drives US$ 360 per vehicle per full day or US$ 250 per vehicle per half day, Gratuities and Travel Insurance.

DATES FROM

DATES TO

PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE
EACH OF 2 OR 3 PAX

PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE
EACH OF 4
OR 5 PAX

PER PERSON SHARING, PACKAGE
EACH OF 6
OR MORE PAX

PER CHILD SHARING, PACKAGE (UNDER 16 YEARS)

EXTRA NIGHT RATE, PER PERSON

KARISIA SATELLITE CAMP SAFARI

01-Aug-14

31-Dec-14

$1220

$950

$900

$610

$440

01-Jan-15

31-Dec-15

$1260

$970

$910

$630

$460

KARISIA CLASSIC WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS

01-Aug-14

31-Dec-14

$1540

$1310

$1260

$770

$600

01-Jan-15

31-Dec-15

$1590

$1340

$1280

$795

$620

KARISIA LUXURY WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS

01-Aug-14

31-Dec-14

$1890

$1510

$1440

$945

$770

01-Jan-15

31-Dec-15

$1940

$1540

$1470

$970

$790

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: More than 2 pax travelling together but wanting to sleep alone on a single bed there will be no single supplement.

LONE TRAVELLER: The rates above are based on the vehicle transfer rate divided between 2 pax and above so for a rate for one client travelling alone please enquire for a rate.

CHILD POLICY: Children below 16 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate which includes conservation fees.

EXPERT GUIDE: If you would like Kerry Glen or James Christian to expert guide the safari there is a supplement of US$ 550 per night.

LATE DEPARTURE CHARGE: If clients check out after mid day (12h00) then they will have to pay extra US$ 250

NOTE: There may be an extra surcharge if the safari starts a long way from Tumaren. Sometimes the camels will have to walk up to 7 days to get to the start of a safari and back from the safari. There will be a placement fee added to the cost of the safari. This covers the staff wages, food and camels.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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