INTRODUCTION TO KARISIA WALKING SAFARIS

Each of our Kenya walking safari itineraries can be booked as one of three different versions – “Luxury walking safari with camels”, “Classic walking safari with camels” or “Tumaren satellite camp safari”.

The Luxury walking safari with camels offers a little more extravagance and is a journey as the camp moves along with you with the help of the staff and camels(10-25 camels depending n 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, headlamps, and carpets. You can request for a bucket shower which comes with plenty of hot water.  Meals are of great quality with breakfast and dinner served to the table and an informal buffet-style lunch.  Beer, wine and spirits are also included for those who love to have their taste of alcohol in the wild. (Excludes luxury spirits and champagne).  You will visit the various Manyattas, see the dances and local markets (Tuesday and Wednesdays only).

The Classic walking safari with camels is a journey as the camp moves along with you with the help of the staff and camels.  There are no vehicles  and the size of the camp is limited to how much the camels can carry (8 – 14 camels depending on the size of the group). Accommodation is in spacious 8 man dome tents for 1 or 2 people with bedding and pillow with towel.  There is a table with a mirror and water.  You will get a flash light and solar light in the tent, and carpets and a stool add to the tent comforts.  Walks are led by English speaking guides and hosted by expert Samburu or Laikipia Maasai guides and tracker who will share their knowledge on the flora and fauna, and their local customs.  You will enjoy a nice hot shower and toilets are available.  Delicious meals are served and if you wish for some beer, wine or spirit, this is also included.  The classic safari is perfect for budget-conscious travellers for whom the experience is more important than luxuries.

The Tumaren satellite camp safari, the camp 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.  This is an exclusive walking safari led by an English speaking guide with Laikipia Maasai  and Samburu trackers and staff.  You get 2-4 camels depending on the size of the group.  Your accommodation is on full board basis in spacious 8 man dome traditional canvas tents with all 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.

 

N/B: If you would like Kerry Glen or James Christian to guide the safari there is a supplement to be added.

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. Nayasura Camp / Tumaren. A beautiful outcrop of stone overshadows the camp and you will have seen the feature from miles as you approached in the vehicle. The local Laikipia Maasai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings. After lunch we head out on a short walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country. As the sun begins to set we will find ourselves at the crest of Nayasura to relax with drinks while watching the baboon troops return to settle on the face of the rock.

Day 2

From Nayasura we head out early after breakfast to see as much game as possible on our walk north towards Nyarara Camp. Nyarara means Cheetah in Maasai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area. Along our walk we will cross 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. 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 lunch we can relax and read (or the energetic can play badminton) and later we take an evening walk to a pretty spot for sundowners.

Day 3

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.

Day 4

After breakfast you will be driven to Nanyuki for your onward flight or to continue to Porini Rhino Camp.

Prices

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4 DAYS, 3 NIGHTS KARISIA WALKING SAFARIS: PRICES IN US$ [MINIMUM 2 PAX]

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:

Gratuities and Travel Insurance.

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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-Apr-18 31-Dec-18 1850 USD 1575 USD 1445 USD 760 USD 510 USD
01-Jan-19 31-Dec-19 1950 USD 1650 USD 1525 USD 810 USD 540 USD
KARISIA CLASSIC WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS
01-Apr-18 31-Dec-18 2405 USD 2105 USD 1875 USD 1040 USD 695 USD
01-Jan-19 31-Dec-19 2580 USD 2255 USD 2155 USD 1125 USD 750 USD
KARISIA LUXURY WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS
01-Apr-18 31-Dec-18 2705 USD 2205 USD 2105 USD 1190 USD 795 USD
01-Jan-19 31-Dec-19 3085 USD 2580 USD 2455 USD 1380 USD 920 USD

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.

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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Walking Safaris Include

  • Transfers from and back to Nanyuki (or Porini Rhino Camp)
  • Full Board on safari (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Mineral Water
  • Beer, Wine & Spirits (for Luxury options)
  • Samburu and Laikipia Maasai camp staff and trackers
  • Expert English-speaking guide (Wilderness First Aid trained)
  • 8 to 25 camels (depending on number of guests in your party)
  • Mountain tent with king-size mattress, bedding and towels (Expedition option)
  • Large safari tent with king-size mattress, bedding and towels (Luxury options)
  • Tents with carpet, table, mirror
  • Camping stools (Expedition option)
  • Chairs and dressing gowns (Luxury options)
  • Private w.c. tent with long-drop toilet and comfortable seat
  • Private shower tent with bucket shower (plenty of hot water on request)
  • Flashlight and low-output solar lights in tents (limited output)
  • Headlamps (for Luxury options)
  • Radio / Mobile & Satellite Phone communication for Security / Emergency back-up
  • Laundry

Walking Safaris Exclude

  • Transfers from and back to other locations (available at a supplement)
  • Champagne and Luxury Spirits
  • Gratuities to camp staff
  • Kenya Visa
  • Travel Insurance / Flying Doctor Membership (required)

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