Kenya Walking Safari
Duration: 7 days
Area: Laikipia, Maasai Mara
Style: Family friendly camps and activities
Rediscover the spirit of adventure as you explore the magnificent Laikipia Plateau on foot, following in the footsteps of explorers of old and camping beneath open skies. Learn the finer details of the bush and experience the traditional lore of your local Samburu guide. Follow the tracks of kudu or zebra and listen to the ancient songs of the Samburu as they water their livestock.
Swim in the cool waters of Africa’s rivers and spend warm nights beneath unbelievably starry skies. Climb to the top of rocky outcrops to admire vast views of endless open spaces and feel your sense reawaken as your nostrils fill with the scent of Africa’s dust. Gain a feel for the land and the wildlife of Kenya before ending your adventure among the spectacular wildlife of the famous Masai Mara.
|Day 2 - 5||Laikipia|
|Day 6 - 7||Masai Mara|
Day 1: Nairobi
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a member of our &Beyond team and transferred by road to The Emakoko, in Nairobi National Park. Kenya’s capital is one of the largest and most influential cities in Africa, an important commercial and financial regional hub. It is the port of entry for most travellers to Kenya and offers bustling markets, interesting history and numerous attractions. Named after a Maasai watering hole, “enkare nyarobi”, which means “place of cool waters”, Nairobi is known for its leafy streets and parks. The skyline, with towering skyscrapers and imposing architecture also draws the attention of every arrival to the city. Not-to-be-missed is a visit to the city’s beautiful Uhuru Park.
Spend 1 night at The Emakoko. Your stay includes accommodation,all meals, 2 game drives two shared airport transfers (JKIAiport& Wilson Airport), soft drinks , beer, non -premium wine, internet access, excursions to Giraffe Center and /or David Sheldrock Wildlife Trust (time permitting. all entrance account direct) and laundry.
Days 2 - 5: Laikipia
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your scheduled flight to Nanyuki Airport. On arrival, you will be met by your Samburu team from Karisia Walking Safari and you will be taken to the starting point of your four days walking safari through the Laikipia and Samburu District in North central Kenya.
A Walking Safari is the ideal means by which to travel through Kenya. Escape the constraints of a vehicle and lose yourself in Kenya's stunning wilds. earn the finer details of the bush and experience the traditional lore of your local Samburu guide. Follow the tracks of kudu or zebra and listen to the ancient songs of the Samburu as they water their livestock. Swim in the cool waters of Africa’s rivers and spend warm nights beneath unbelievably starry skies. Climb to the top of rocky outcrops to admire vast views of endless open spaces and feel your sense reawaken as your nostrils fill with the scent of Africa’s dust.
Spend 3 nights with Karisia Walking Safaris. You stay includes an exclusive walking safari in Laikipia, full board accommodation, beers and wines, guides and trackers, camels, conservation fees and cultural visits. The Laikipia area is vast and includes Tumaren, Koija, Ewaso Nyiro River, Laikipia Plateau, Kirimun, the Karisia Hills, and the Mathews and Ndoto’s Ranges. It boasts the greatest diversity of large mammals in Kenya and some superlative birding. We walk where no car will go, exploring new country every day with camels as our friendly beasts of burden. The guides are fluent in natural history, English, Swahili, Maa, the local culture and superb hospitality. Where you walk depends on the time of year, the type of safari and the duration of the safari.
Days 6 - 7: Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will be driven to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight to Masai Mara. On arrival, you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp and transferred to the lodge.
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s most renowned game park and forms the northern extension of the Serengeti. Its legendary Great Migration, of over two million wildebeest and other antelope, has been described as one of nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles ― and an experience every safari enthusiast should witness at least once in their lifetime. Game viewing in this celebrated park is wonderful all round the year, with virtually guaranteed sightings of the Big Five. The park takes its name from the Mara River, which flows through the reserve, and the Maasai people, a tribe whose red dress and proud demeanourr have ensured they are probably Kenya’s best-known (and most-photographed) people).
Indulge in 2 nights at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp in a luxury tented room.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Wilson Airport. On arrival at Wilson Airport, you will go on an informative tour of Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre & The Daphne Sheldrick Tour before being transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.
Days 2 - 5:
Karisia Walking Safaris,
Days 6 - 7:
&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp,