link to founders message

Enquire or Call

UK: 01473 890499
You are here: HomeKenyaKarisia Walking Safari
Kenya holiday ideas experiences accommodation places to go when to visit kenya map reviews

Karisia Walking Safari

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!

The pool at 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


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.


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.


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


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): £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.

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.

customer rating

5/5 from 60 reviews

our travel expert

Start planning your tailor-made holiday to Kenya. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.
Call: 01473 890499


Find the best time to visit Kenya

facts and information

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.



Botswana Specialists Costa Rica Specialists Galapagos Specialists Peru Specialists

Help me plan my trip

* required fields

Please enter your address

Trip details

Yes No
Yes No

Other information

Your Preferences

Keep in touch with the tribe in the following way/s:

By email: Yes, Please No, Thanks

By post: Yes, Please No, Thanks

I understand that I can unsubscribe at any time.Read our Privacy Policy here.

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Brochure Request

Our "Book of Unmissable Travel Experiences - Book Two" includes some inspiring ideas which could be the holiday experience you're looking for. You will find an online version of our brochure which you can flip through at your leisure.

* required fields

Please enter your address

Other information

Yes No

All information supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy)

Our e-newsletter offers you travel inspiration, with gorgeous and exciting places to go or stay, plus special offers, and some insight into sustainability/conservation.

* required fields

I am agreeing to receive Tribes e-newsletter. I understand that all information I have supplied is confidential and will never be shared with anyone else (see our privacy policy), and I can unsubscribe at any time.