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Walking Wild on the Amazing Camel Safari

Explore the remote valleys, hills and plains of northern central Kenya.  Camp under the stars in spacious dome tents on an exciting camel safari.  Alternatively, with the option of staying in static Tumaren Safari Camp for those who prefer to stay in one location.

This 3 night camel back safari explores the Laikipia wilderness – wildlife haven for the endangered Grevy’s Zebra, Wild Dog, and Jackson’s Hartebeest.  Highlights include:

  • Laikipia Plateau – fabulous game rich wilderness area
  • Family bonding adventure
  • 4 days/3nights

Embrace nature and take a walk on the wild side with this comfortable adventure.  It’s suitable for young and old, and perfect for families.

The camel safari works well as a short getaway adventure.   Alternatively,  combine it with other exciting safari destinations in Kenya.

Highlights of the Camel Safari

The safari is great for  families! The kids can ride on the camels when their feet get tired!  The knowledge of the guides is educational and informative as well as interesting.  You’ll come away with a far greater knowledge of Kenya, its people and its wildlife.

The trek takes place in Laikipia district, although the exact location depends on the weather & movements of the wildlife.  In addition other fun activities are on offer, from rock climbing and swimming in rock pools to game drives and bush picnics.  A natural adventure paradise for kids!  All in one of Kenya’s best wildlife-viewing habitats, surrounded by some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa.

Choose to be based in homely and traditional Tumaren Safari Camp, or else go out on a fully mobile fly-camping safari with dome tents.  Whichever option you choose, nights are spent out under the stars by the camp fire listening to the sounds of the African Bush!

The fly-camping mobile safari is so easy!  Your 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 king-size mattress. Tents are insect and reptile proof,  complete with a bedside table, mirror, towels, flash lights and solar light, even carpets! The camp has toilets and hot showers and even a laundry service!

What is the best time of year to go?

  • January & February,  June – October.  Dry season and the best months to give this experience a try.
  • April, May and November, December.  The rainy season isn’t ideal for fly camping.  However, you could opt for Tumaren Camp if you don’t mind getting a bit wet on occasion.

With static or mobile camping options you can make the most of this outdoor wonderland.

Alternative walking safaris

(Walking with camels courtesy Sasaab)

ItineraryFrom $2300

Day 1 - Arrive Laikipia Day 1 - Arrive Laikipia

Arrive at Tumaren Safari Camp or Wild Walking mobile camp. If choosing the mobile option then camp is erected each night by the team. There are toilets, Hot showers and laundry service if required!

Day 2 - Laikipia exploration Day 2 - Laikipia exploration

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.

Day 3 - Laikipia walking and riding camels Day 3 - Laikipia walking and riding camels

Although this is a walking safari supported by camels, the camels can be ridden when the terrain or route allow.

Day 4 - Ewaso Nyiro River Bank departure Day 4 - Ewaso Nyiro River Bank departure

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.

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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.

Wildlife

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.

Birding is awesome… over 420 species of birds including: Kori Bustard,  White-bellied Go-away Bird, Spotted Thickknee, Rosy-patched Bushshrike, Eastern Chanting Goshawk, Von Der Decken’s Hornbill, Tawny Eagle, Bateleur Eagle, Marico Sunbird, Red-fronted Warbler,Vitelline Masked Weaver, Rufous Chatterer, D’arnaud’s Barbet and Ostrich,

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