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.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EXPERIENCE
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.
THE MOBILE CAMPING EXPERIENCE
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.
LUXURY WALKING SAFARI
The Luxury walking safari with camels offers a little more extravagance than the Classic Safari, as the camp moves along with you with the help of the staff and camels (10-25 camels depending on the group size). The 4 poster bed is left behind, but the king size mattress, feather pillow and duvet are not. Your accommodation is in a large, traditional, canvas tent with a chair, table, mirror, drinking water and a basin on the veranda. The bedding has 2 pillows, sheets and duvets, dressing gowns, towels, hot water bottles, solar lights and carpets. You can request for a bucket shower that comes with plenty of hot water. There is a toilet behind each tent.
If you want a family style tent, we can join two tents together so that the children feel secure. Meals are freshly prepared each day with breakfast and dinner served at the table and lunch is an informal buffet-style. A choice of luxury beer, wine and spirits are also included for those who love to have their taste of alcohol in the wild. (Excludes champagne). Headlamps are available on request.
CLASSIC WALKING SAFARI
The Classic walking safari offers accommodation in spacious green netting tents for 1 or 2 people with comfy bedding, pillow and a towel. There is a table with a mirror and water and a solar light in the tent, and carpets and a stool added to the tents’ comforts. You will enjoy hot showers and the toilets are shared. Delicious freshly prepared meals are served and house beer, wine and spirits are included. The classic safari is perfect for those wanting a tent that that you can stand in but not too worried about the luxury extras as per the ‘Luxury Walking Safari’.
AIR BnC WALKING SAFARI
The Air Bed and Camel safari is perfect for budget-conscious travellers for whom the experience is more important than the luxuries. The tents are 4 man dome tents with sheets and blankets and towels. The meals are two course meals and alcohol is seved at and extra cost. The camp is a lighter camp but still comfy which means less staff and camels are needed to move the camp. .
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.