Walking Wild on a camel safari
Explore the remote valleys, hills and plains of northern central Kenya, camping under the stars in spacious dome tents on a camel safari.
3 night camel back safari explores the Laikipia wilderness, a wildlife haven for the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, Wilddog, and Jackson’s Hartebeest.
- 4 days/3nights
Embrace nature and take a walk on the wild side with this comfortable adventure.
Highlights of the Camel Safari
The safari is suitable for families too, children can ride on the camels when their feet get tired! The knowledge of the guides is deep and meaningful ensuring that you’ll come away with a far greater knowledge of Kenya, its people and its wildlife.
The trek takes place in Laikipia/Samburu districts but the exact location depends on the weather movements of the wildlife. This is through some of Kenya’s best wildlife-viewing habitats, some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa. All nights are spent out under the stars and obviously this dictates avoiding rainy season!
This is an easy fly-camping mobile safari… the back up team sets up camp every night and takes care of all packing-up, cleaning and food preparations too. Spacious mountain tents can sleep 2 adults or 3 children on a kingsize mattress. Tents are insect and reptile proof and come complete with a bedside table, mirror, towels, flash lights and solar light, even carpets! The camp has toilets and hot showers and a laundry service!
What is the best time of year to go?
- January, February, July, August, September, and October – best months to give this experience a try
- April, May and November – heaviest rainfall during these months.
With mobile and lightweight fly-camping we can make the most of this outdoor wonderland.
Arrive at Wild Walking mobile camp. The camp is erected each night by the team. There are toilets, Hot showers and laundry service if required!
Walking is done during the cool hours of the day 7h30 to 12noon usually four to five hours. Everyone rests during the heat of the day.
Although this is a walking safari supported by camels, the camels can be ridden when the terrain or route allow.
The safari finished on the banks of the second largest river in Africa - look out for elephants wallowing in the mud. Pick up and transfer to your next destination.
How to get there
Scheduled air charters fly from Nairobi to Nanyuki.
We will include these transfers in your arrangements, but the price is excluded from the safari price. The flight is a short one, just under an hour from Nairobi to the airstrip. You’ll be picked up by your guide and embark on the 3 night walking trail.
At the end of the trail fly back to Nairobi or add-on extra nights (highly recommended), in an excellent owner-run safari camp in the Lewa Wilderness area nearby.
Tips and notes
The focus of the safari is learning about the ecosystems as well as the local Masai culture. You will learn tracking techniques and other vital bush skills, as well as how to identify and understand the behavious fo the insects, plants and animals you come across.
Laikipia Masai and Samburu guides will join you to give you an insight into Masai customs.
- Full board accommodation in spacious dome tents
- English speaking Guide
- Laikipia Masai and Samburu trackers and staff
- 8 to 14 camels (Depending on the size of the group)
- Hot showers
- Guide throughout the safari (Either Gabriel Ewoi, or Boniface Lekididing)
- Road or internal flight transfers to and from the walking safari
- Alcohol: We will provide all alcohol for an extra US$ 25 a day per person or bring your own.
- Gratuities to camp staff
- Travel Insurance
- Flying Doctor membership (required)
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