An expedition on foot across four private conservancies, this spans East Africa’s finest safari territory.
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Starting in the highly regarded Naboisho Conservancy, Traverse the Mara Conservancies is a 5-night expedition that meanders west and north west and ends at the Mara river. It's more than a walking safari, with time to spend at wildlife conservation and community projects along the way including the Maa Trust, Mara Predator Programme and the Mara Elephant Project.
Led by Asilia Africa's experienced Kenya head guide, Roelof Schutte, it is ideal for those with a deep interest in nature, as there is time to investigate all aspects of the ecosystem from geology to flowers, nests and burrows, invertebrates and birds. It's also an opportunity to learn the art of tracking and experience the excitement of meeting African megafauna on foot.
This is a vehicle supported mobile safari, and guests walk with just the essentials in a day pack. Walks are completed in the mornings, allowing time for rest at camp before a game drive in the warm light of early evening.
This is experience is for those aged 16 and over, and a reasonable level of fitness is required for the extended morning walks and undulating terrain.
The adventure begins with a day at Asilia's Naboisho Camp enjoying traditional safari activities such as game drives or village visits. In the evening, you’ll meet your private guide, Roelof, for a briefing about the expedition ahead. Spend the night at Naboisho Camp.
Days 2-4 are spent walking west and north west through Naboisho, Mara North and Lemek Conservancies, sleeping in a new fly camp each night. Walking is done in the cool of the mornings, with opportunities to pause to appreciate flora and fauna or just for a snack and rest.
After lunch at camp, afternoons offer the chance to use the vehicle to visit and engage with conservation projects such as the Maa Trust and Mara Elephant Project. Back at camp, enjoy sundowners and dinner cooked on the campfire before turning in for the night.
By Day 5, the expedition reaches the Mara River in Ol Chorro conservancy. After a visit to the rhino sanctuary under Kilileoni Hill, the hill itself is climbed. The highest point in the Mara region is home to Colobus monkeys and splendid views. For the final overnight, choose between the Mara or Acacia House.
- All meals, house drinks
- 5 nights accommodation in mix of permanent camp
- Mara Bush House and private fly camp
- Asilia Safari Fundi to accompany (expert walking guide)
- Conservancy fees
- Transfers from Ol Seki airstrip