The Amazing Camel Safari
FROM PRICE: $ 1830 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 1320
A 3 night camel back safari exploring the remote valleys, hills and plains of Kenya's Laikipia wilderness with mobile and lightweight fly-camping making the most of this outdoor wonderland.
Embrace nature and walk wild with a comfortable adventure
Laikipia and Samburu, north central Kenya - 4 days/3 nights
Where is it?
Exploring the remote valleys, hills and plains of the remote north central areas of Kenya, you'll enjoy camping under the stars in spacious dome tents with camels carrying the kit. The safari is suitable for families as 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!
What is the best time of year to go?
The heaviest rains are during April, May and November. We suggest January, February, July, August, September, October as the best months to give this experience a try.
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 special rate is per person for groups of 6 or more.
A wide variety of game will be seen including over 420 species of birds, reticulated giraffe, cheetah, numerous species of antelopes, and endangered species such as the Grevy's zebra and sitatunga.
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.
Our Recommended Accommodation
Walking Wild mobile camp
All equipment for camping is carried by the camels and there is a full staff complement. The camp is erected each night at the stopover point by the back-up team and all packing-up, cleaning and preparations are performed by your back-up team. The mountain tents are big enough to fit 1 or 2 people and a kingsize mattress or 3 children sharing. They're insect and reptile proof, there's a bedside table and mirror, towels, flash lights and solar light, even carpets!
There're toilets and hot showers, even your laundry is done everyday if required.
Walking is done during the cool hours of the day 7h30 to 12noon and is usually four to five hours. Everyone rests during the heat of the day and then enjoys a walk in the area around the camp to explore a bit further, enjoy sundowners and showers in the evening.
Although this is a walking safari supported by camels, the camels can be ridden when the terrain or route allows. This camp is totally eco-friendly and green; all rubbish is carried away by the camels and no mark from the camp other than a few ashes, is left to mark the pristine territory. The staff are all from the local community and a substantial portion of your nightly fee is paid to the local community.