5 days from £2270pp 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!
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2270 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2017 guide price pp sharing: £2270 all year to 20 December.
Twin-share accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis in Nairobi and full board on safari; shared toilets and bucket showers, sheets, blankets and pillow; soft drinks, beer, wine and spritis on safari; return flights Wilson-Nanyuki; Samburu guides and trackers; camels to carry bags and camp equipment; conservation fees; cultural visits; return airport transfers in Nairobi and Nanyuki.
International flights and taxes; visas; vaccinations; travel insurance; 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.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.