Take a Walk on the Wildside and see Kenya from a different perspective, from the top of a Camel or by foot. Traversing the land of Laikipia, you will have the opportunity to ride Camels with the Samburu and Masai, learning about the wildlife, and the environment you encounter. This is a unique experience, where Camels along with the Samburu and Masai will travel with you every day to a new location, where a mobile tented camp is set up for you. Ending each day with a sundowner from a beautiful scenic spot. There is also an opportunity to go rock climbing and swimming in the Nyiro River. This journey can be combined with a night in a beautiful luxury tent in a non-mobile camp, before departing onto your next adventure.
A WALK ON THE WILDSIDE
A walking safari in Laikipia will grant you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the Savannahs' unique wildlife, such as the Common and Grevy's Zebra, the recently spotted 'Black Leopard' which was last seen in Ethiopia in 1909, Grant’s gazelle, Dik Diks, Gerenuk, Impala, Lesser Kudu, Eland, Steinbuck, Wild dogs, Giraffe and elephants... plus natures beautiful details from flora and fauna to insects. spoor and and tracking prints.
There are three different types of camps to choose from when going on a walking safari in Laikipia. These walking safaris are all mobile walking safaris where the camp is moved each day to a new location by the camels and team. If you wish to base yourself in one place and do walks from there each day, then enquire about Tumaren Camp and the Satellite Camp. These can be enjoyed alone or as a start and end point for a mobile safari.
The camp is a mobile tented camp (like the luxury one with green canvas tents) that is exclusive to your group and remains in one place. The walks and camel rides go out from this camp each day and come back to the same camp. Luxury bedding, towels, lights, a chair, table, mirror, drinking water and a basin on the veranda, with hot bucket showers and personal toilets. Alcohol is included with your meals.
This lovely tented camp was originally the home of the founders of this walking safari experience. It has 6 beautiful sleeping tents, solar lighting and running water. Each tent can fit a family of 4/5 if needed or it can also be use as a double/twin. Guests staying here can do walks, camel rides, picnics, go rock climbing and game viewing from the camp and come back to the camp each day. This camp does not move location. Full board accommodation with drinks, walks, camel rides, rock climbing, market visits, school visits, and drives are included. Tumaren has two meanings in the Maa language. The first is Dragonfly and it was for these insects that the camp was named. The second meaning was only found out about later; the light morning rain that is sometimes received in July and August.