Explore the Laikipia wilderness on a mobile safari with Kenya’s top specialised walking company, Karisia Walking Safaris.
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Karisia Walking Safaris is a real walks specialist and has the widest range of trails options in Kenya.
Guests embark on mobile safaris ranging from three nights to a week or more, led by Turkana and Samburu guides who know every tree and track. The fly camp and guest kit are moved separately by camels, allowing guests to arrive to a cool drink and warm bucket shower. The walking is on gentle terrain and suitable for all ages, and five nights is a good option for a real wilderness adventure.
The pricing for mobile safaris is dependent on the group size, and there are different options in terms of camp facilities. There is no single supplement.
Before and after the walks, guests can stay at Tumaren camp, which has an almost middle eastern feel, with the spacious tents set such that the longer side is open to the bushveld.
A similar level of comfort is provided at the mobile camps and there’s a choice of luxury levels; if you don’t need all the frills, the cutely named AirBnC (that’s airbed and camel) is the most affordable option.
Walking days start before dawn with hot water in basins outside the tent and a light breakfast.
Then guests set out at first light accompanied by a Laikipia Masai tracker and a few riding camels who carry snacks and day-packs. Along the way, there will be a good site for a refreshment stop, and after a few hours of walking the next camp location will be reached. Typically 8-14km is covered during the morning walk.
Meanwhile the main support team packs up the camp for transfer in the camel train to the new campsite, and guests arrive to be greeted with a cool drink and a gourmet lunch. The afternoon is normally spent relaxing, enjoying a stream or river, having a siesta or fishing before going for an evening walk and sundowners. The camels also use this time to relax and browse around camp. In the evening staff offer hot showers before drinks by the fire and a three-course dinner under the stars.
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Guides and camels for your safari
- Conservation and community fees - $100 per person
- Flying Doctor Membership (required US$ 20 per
- Gratuities to camp staff
- Travel Insurance