A walking safari in Africa is a special and unique experience. Once you have ventured into pristine wilderness, slept under the stars, heard nightjars calling and listened to the distant singing of Samburu warriors you will have unforgettable memories of being close to nature in the wilds of Africa.
We offer private walking safaris in Kenya spending two or more nights in the bush in comfortable mobile camps, with supplies and equipment carried by camels. These exhilarating walks in the bush are escorted by Samburu and Maasai guides with an intimate knowledge of the wildlife, people and landscape.
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 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.
A walking safari can be added to many of our Kenya safari itineraries and is the perfect excursion from Porini Rhino Camp.
Walking safaris usually involve walks of between 8 and 15km per day but since our tours operate just for your booked group the exact route can be tailored to suit your ability. The walks are perfect for families – even those with young children (minimum age just 4 years).
A departure from camp may be around 6 to 7am, ending at the next camp before lunch. Walks are generally 4 to 5 hours including many stops for refreshments and for viewing wildlife, insects and flowers etc. (Longer itineraries and wilderness treks for higher levels of fitness can also be arranged – please ask us for more details).
Pack camels carry the camp and equipment and some riding camels may accompany the party to carry guests. The camels tend to take shorter routes in order that the camps can start being set up before guests reach them.
Healthy, delicious meals are all expertly prepared each day with fresh fruit and vegetables, and afternoon / evening walks often end with drinks at a beauty spot to watch the sun go down.
All of our walking safaris include comfortable sleeping arrangements with private w.c. tent and shower tent (bucket shower with hot water).
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 local goods whenever possible. For many years the owners of the ranch have supported and encouraged sustainable, traditional honey production by buying raw honey from the local Samburu and Laikipia Maasai people and processing it, employing many local people. The honey is then sold in Nairobi, allowing the honey gatherers to sell their product to a much larger market.
A wonderful 3 day scenic walking tour through some of Northern Kenya’s most pristine wilderness accompanied by knowledgeable guides.
A 4 day unique safari adventure getting off-the-beaten-track with expert guides within the varied landscape of Northern Kenya.
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3 or 4 DAY WALKING SAFARIS: prices are Per Person (depending on Group Size). Minimum 2.
PRICES 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, beer, house wine & 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.
|Walking Safari||PER PERSON SHARING (2 NIGHT PACKAGE): BASED ON GROUP SIZE:|
|DATES FROM||DATES TO||EACH OF 2 OR 3||EACH OF 4 OR 5||EACH OF 6 OR MORE||PER CHILD SHARING, UNDER 16 YEARS:||EXTRA NIGHT PER PERSON:|
|TUMAREN SATELLITE CAMP SAFARI:|
|01-Jan-15||31-Dec-15||1260 USD||970 USD||910 USD||630 USD||460 USD|
|CLASSIC WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS:|
|01-Jan-15||31-Dec-15||1590 USD||1340 USD||1280 USD||795 USD||620 USD|
|LUXURY WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS:|
|01-Jan-15||31-Dec-15||1940 USD||1540 USD||1470 USD||970 USD||790 USD|
Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and may change.
If you wish to discuss your requirements with one of our expert safari consultants please call on:
USATel: 1-877-710-3014 (Julie Roggow)