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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, Wild Dog, 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 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 but the exact location depends on the weather movements of the wildlife and other activities are on offer too from rock climbing to game drives and bush picnics. All in one of Kenya’s best wildlife-viewing habitats, and 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 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 – the best months to give this experience a try.
- April, May and November – rainy season isn’t ideal for fly camping, but you could opt for Tumaren Camp if you don’t mind getting a bit wet on occasion.
With mobile and lightweight fly-camping we can make the most of this outdoor wonderland.
(Walking with camels courtesy Sasaab)
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!
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.
Tips and notes
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.
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.
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