At 160km, it’s the ultimate walking safari, traversing Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, the largest pristine wilderness region left in Africa.
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Tsavo National Park is a place redolent with history and being on foot with its legendary elephant herds is an intense experience. The Great Walk of Africa is an expedition to inspire a lifetime of stories. Best tackled in February or the relatively dry and cool months from June to October, walkers follow the Galana and Tsavo rivers, meandering between the doum palms to add their prints to a million animal tracks. As well as those elephants, plains game are constant companions, and each night of the eleven trail nights is spent at a luxurious fly-camp bathed in starlight and the nocturnal sounds of a pristine African wilderness.
You will trek past occasional First World War forts, as well as taking in the place where the infamous “Man-eaters of Tsavo” lions halted the British Empire in 1896. These rivers are also the home of the unique maneless male lions. Hike in the cool of the mornings, and enjoy afternoon game drives to maximise wildlife encounters.
This experience is open to both group and individual bookings, and minimum age is 18. The terrain is flat, and due to its duration this safari is suited to fit regular walkers.
Aim to arrive in Nairobi the day before the starting date, to have a night of rest before departure. Meet-up for the briefing is at 2pm.
Each day expect to walk 10-16km (6-10 miles) each morning, while the camp is relocated by vehicle. Lunch is taken at camp, where there is time to wash and rest before an afternoon game drive.
On the final day, guests will be returned to Nairobi in time for flights later than 10pm, or to overnight.
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