5 Days – Camel Walking Safaris at Tumaren

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Camel Walking Safaris

Camel Walking Safaris specialises in walking safaris supported by camels. This experience offers a unique perspective of not just the animals but the land they live in. On foot, we fine tune our senses and experience the country in vivid and exciting details, traversing beautiful landscapes that tell the story of a turbulent geologic past alongside the Rift Valley. Archeological artifacts like flints, shards, graves and pottery litter the ground, evidence of an equally rich cultural history.

 

Walk is good for:  Dramatic landscapes, Wildlife, Elephants

Level of Walk:  Moderate / Challenging – about 10 – 14 kms each morning.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Jomo Kenyatta International Airport – Nairobi
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Exclusive walking safari in Laikipia Samburu guides and trackers Transfers
Accommodations while on tour Camels ride
Conservation fees Cultural visits
NOT INCLUDED
International flight (can be arranged if required) Visa and personal insurance.
Drinks, tips and gratuities Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, etc.)
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner Flying Doctor Membership (US$ 15 per person – required)
Any item or activity not mentioned in the tour package

 

 

Day 1:      Sinyai Lugga

In camp we will be greeted by our local team of cooks, camel guys, and guides. After a refreshing lunch we will enjoy a rest before a short evening walk down the sand river ending with sundowners on a tall promontory with a commanding view. Greater Kudu inhabit the hillsides that slope down toward our camp and we will scan for these elusive animals. Back at camp we will find our welcoming campfire on the edge of the sandy lugga. After hot showers and drinks around the fire we will have a sit down dinner under the stars.

Day 2:    Nayasura

We will drive to camp where we will be greeted by our local team of cooks, camel guys, and trackers.  The local Laikipia Masai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia.   We too will use the rocks starting with a refreshing lunch and short rest in our classic roomy safari tents. After lunch we will head out on a short walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country. As the sun begins to set we will find ourselves at the crest of Nayasura with drinks and bitings, watching the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock.

Day 3:  Nyarara

From Nayasura we will head out early after breakfast so to see as much game as possible on our walk north towards Nyarara Camp. Nyarara means Cheetah in Masai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area.

Along our walk we will walk across large plains as well as mixed bush.  Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant’s gazelle predominate on the large plains.  In the mixed bush we find Dikdiks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu if we are lucky enough to see them.

We will arrive at camp in time for lunch. The pack camels with our camp will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived before us and set up most of camp before our arrival. After lunch we will relax and walk to a pretty spot for sundowners.

Day 4:    Tumaren Ewaso Camp

Today we will be heading down toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way we will be looking for Eland, Steinbuck and Giraffe and enjoy the changing scenery.

When we arrive at the Ewaso Nyiro we may want to take a quick swim before lunch. After lunch, a rest and sundowners on a high rocky hillside we will return to our camp on the river for dinner and a toast to our adventure.

Day 5:      Tumaren Ewaso Camp

After a morning walk, breakfast and a sad goodbye to the team you will be transfered to the next leg of your Kenyan adventure.

 

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