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Karisia Walking Safari

4 days from £1510pp plus international flights.

There's something special about a walking safari. Feeling the grass brush against your leg, discerning the smells of the bush, coming across animal tracks, hearing the cries of birds. The immediacy and sense of immersion in the natural world is total, compelling and addictive!

On this holiday you'll gain a real insight into the land, its plants and wildlife, learning from your guides who have many years experience to share. You'll set out in the cool morning air for a walk of around 4-5 hours, stopping to admire insects, examine plants, inspect tracks and watch wildlife. With no need to hurry you can afford to take your time, so you'll miss nothing. All your senses will be alert as you travel through the bush, never certain what you'll experience next. You're in the safest of hands, with not just an expert guide but also an armed ranger to protect you. And you don't have to carry a heavy bag, just what you need, as the camels carry the rest.

The morning walk is followed by a superb buffet lunch seemingly conjured out of thin air by the team who go ahead to make sure camp is ready for your arrival. You'll be tired after the early start and walking, so why not enjoy a snooze in the shade. Later you'll be taken to a specially chosen location to enjoy sundowners and snacks before heading back to camp for dinner cooked over the fire. A selection of soft drinks, chilled beers, wine and spirits are available, as are tea and coffee.

You'll be staying in a 2-man dome tent, with 2 comfy mattresses, feather pillows and all bedding provided, as are towels and dressing gowns. Behind each tent there's a short drop toilet and a bucket shower. At the front there's a veranda with a table and chairs, drinking water and cups.

This is a genuine bush experience which is not only enlightening and eye-opening but fun and available for all aged 4 and over, with no upper age limit!

Itinerary
The pool at Eka Hotel

DAY 1: ARRIVE NAIROBI, TRANSFER TO EKA HOTEL

You'll be met on arrival at Nairobi airport and driven to your city hotel where you can rest after your flight. The hotel has pleasant gardens and an outdoor pool for relaxation. There's a bar where you enjoy a sociable drink and two restaurants offering a good choice of food.
Watch the sunset on your Karisia walking safari

DAY 2: FLY TO NANYUKI AND DRIVE TO NAYASURA

You'll be driven to Wilson airport for the flight to Nanyuki. Here your guide will meet you and drive you the 2 hours or so your first camp, Nayasura. The camp is named after a tall rocky outcrop which you'll see from a long way off. Enjoy the freshly prepared lunch and then set off on a short walk, a foretaste of what's to come. By sunset you'll be at a vantage point on Nayasura, the ideal spot for sundowners and nibbles. Back down in camp the campfire is glowing and dinner preparations are underway. You'll have time to shower and enjoy drinks by the fire before sitting down to dinner.

DAY 3: WALK TO NYARARA

Breakfast is early so you can enjoy walking in the cooler morning air. As you walk your guide will point out features of interest and you'll have time to look at animals which may include zebra, oryz, gazelle and kudu. You'll also take time to watch insects and flowers. After about 4-5 hours you'll arrive at Nyarara Camp, named after a large male cheetah seen in the area.  The team and camels have taken a more direct route, to arrive before you and prepare lunch, eaten beneath shady trees. In the afternoon there's time to relax and later stroll to a sundowner spot.

DAY 4: WALK TO TUMAREN EWASO CAMP

Today's route heads down towards the Ewaso Nyiro River at the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau before turning east towards Samburu National Reserve. Keep your eyes open as you walk, as there's a good chance of seeing giraffe, eland and steinbuck. Arriving at the river there may be time for an invigorating swim before lunch in camp. The afternoon is a time of rest and recupertation. Later you'll have sundowners on the hillside before returning to camp for dinner.
Breakfast in Tumaren Camp

DAY 5: FLY TO NAIROBI

Your walking safari has come to an end. This morning you'll enjoy a last breakfast in camp before being driven to Nanyuki for the flight to Wilson in Nairobi, where your holiday ends. Breakfast.
Price & Dates

Guide price from (pp sharing): £1510 (ex. international flights)

Includes: Twin-share accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis in Nairobi and full board on safari; soft drinks, beer, wine and spritis on safari; Samburu guides and trackers; camels to carry bags and camp equipment; conservation fees; cultural visits; return airport transfers in Nairobi and Nanyuki; cultural visits.

Excludes: International flights and taxes; visas; vaccinations; meals not specified; drinks in Nairobi; tips; items of a personal nature; flying doctor membership ($15 per person) - required - to be paid locally.

Getting there: This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi. International flights from the UK start from around £695, depending on season and availability.

Departure dates: This is a tailor-made holiday that can begin on the day of your choice, subject to availability.

places you will see

places you will see


Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Laikipia & Lewa and Meru Reserves
Laikipia plateau straddled the equator north west of Mount Kenya. Lewa Conservancy is one of the gems of this region. Meru N.P. was made famous by the Adamsons of Born Free fame.
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Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.

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Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.

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