TAKE A FAMILY OF 4 ON A WALKING SAFARI WITH CAMELS
Get to ride on camels as you take your family back to nature and create memories you’ll all cherish for life, of time spent together under the African sun. Together walk through wide plains with herds of animals and experience the true safari feeling as camels led by Samburu tribesmen take your camp from one place to another, reaching areas vehicles can’t reach and allowing you to become one with the landscape. Camp at the base of a rocky outcrop which stone chippings suggest has been a camp for millennia. Sieze opportunities for rock climbing, swimming and fishing and marvel at the wonderful scenery as you pass through a changing landscape.
Voted as the ‘Best Walking Safari in Africa’ (2017)
A mobile camp with spacious safari tents. Included is bedding, a pillow and towels, solar light and flashlight, hot showers and toilet. There is no electricity – bring spare camera batteries.
Charter flight to/from Wilson Nairobi Airport to Nanyuki airstrip and then a private 4×4 road transfer to Sinyai Lugga Camp. Transfer from Lerai Camp at Tumaren back to Nanyuki airstrip. English speaking guide, personal porters, 8-14 camels; meals & drinks; park gate transfers; flying doctor membership.
NB. The price indicted is for a family of 4 people.
- Full board & drinks
- Flight transfers from Nairobi
- 4×4 road transfers
- Guides & trackers
- 8-14 camels
- Spectacular landscapes
- Trek like the Masai
- Visit a Laikipia Maasai village
Transfer from Nanyuki to Sinyai Lugga Camp where you’ll be greeted by the team of cooks, camel guys, and guides before a refreshing lunch. A short evening walk down the sand river edged by towering yellow barked acacia trees will end on a tall promontory with a commanding view to watch the sunset. Scan for greater kudu which inhabit the hillsides before enjoying drinks around a campfire on the edge of the sandy lugga and dinner under the stars.
Begin your walk by climbing the Sinyai Lugga, looking for game like kudu, and klipspringers. Riding camels can be ridden when the terrain allows and also carry snacks, drinks and any day packs. You may pass local Maasai singing to their livestock to call them to water from wells dug in the sand. After a while in the lugga, ascend the western hillside and follow a ridge toward a basin with a rock outcrop – the Nayasura – that resembles a giant sand castle. Stone chippings suggest that they’ve been used as a camp for millennia. After tea head out on a short walk looking for game and as the sun begins to set sit at the crest of Nayasura with drinks and bitings, watching baboons come back to roost on the rockface. The rocks are perfect for scrambling around or rock-climbing.
From Nayasura, head out early to see as much game as possible on the walk to the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau before turning eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Be on the lookout for eland, steinbuck and giraffe and enjoy the changing scenery. This walk is perfect for camel riding. On reaching the Ewaso Nyiro spend the afternoon swimming, fishing, or relaxing in the Lerai Camp at Tumaren where you spend 2 nights.
Walk with the camels for breakfast at a rock that’s ideal for anyone wanting to rock climb. Later, picnic on the river at a good spot for paddling and swimming then pay an afternoon visit to a Laikipia Maasai manyatta (village). Return at dusk, maybe spotting night creatures along the way.
After breakfast transfer by 4×4 from Lerai Camp at Tumaren to Nanyuki airstrip to catch your flight back to Wilson Nairobi airport.
Why not add a 3 day safari to the Masai Mara. Flights can be arranged to fly you and your family directly to the Masai Mara which is in the South of Kenya (extra cost) or simply visit another place of interest in this area.
International and domestic flights (unless specified in the itinerary); travel insurance; personal expenses incl. laundry,phone calls, tips, visas, insurance & vaccinations. Premium imported wines, champagnes, spirits & liqueurs where drinks are included. Increases in park fees, government taxes and levies, exchange rate fluctuations and fuel surcharges.
Note: Malaria precautions should be taken; Yellow Fever vaccination required if transferring through a South African border.
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