|Safari Name||6-Days Laikipia Escarpment Walking Safaris|
We will drive or fly to the Karisia Hills, a thickly forested range stretching for 40 kilometres near Maralal (home of the Maralal Camel Derby in August). Next, we will drive to the camp on the edge of the forest and spend the afternoon exploring the area, bird watching and perhaps see Warthogs, Eland or Grevy’s Zebra . The plains below the hills are home to the Samburu people and they graze their livestock on the edges of the forest. An evening visit to a manyatta is easily arranged. Camp at Lolkejeta.
After breakfast we will walk up into the forest enjoying birds such as the Hartlaub’s Turaco, Silvery-Cheeked Hornbill and possibly even a Crowned Eagle. The forest is full of ancient, old-growth Podocarpus and Strangler Figs trees and we shall learn of the medicinal uses of the plants and trees by our Samburu trackers. The forest is home to Buffalo and Elephant, which we might see if we are lucky. We will have a picnic on an ancient rock outcrop used for millennium as a lookout before taking another route down to a new camp called Rapa, at the foot of the hills.
We will wake early and walk along the edge of the forest before dropping down into the drier country to the east of the Karisia Hills. The scenery changes dramatically and at the bottom it is much drier with a lot of Acacia Tortillis. We will camp on the Suiyan Lugga (a seasonal sand river), digging for crystal clear water for the showers and basins. Here we might see Klipspringer perched on the rocks and if we are lucky some Stone Partridges in the evening.
Walk down the Suiyan Lugga to where the Suiyan meets the Seya Lugga. Continue up the Seya Lugga until we reach a third lugga, the Chanook, where we often see Lion tracks. In the evening, go out looking for Greater Kudu who like this area but are shy and hard to approach.
Walk up the Chanook onto the edge of the Leroghi Plateau before dropping down to Ngoteya, a stunning high area of vistas, where we will camp. We will look out for sign of Wild Dog as they like to frequent this area. We will have sundowners on a high rock with stunning views across northern Kenya looking back over the diverse country we will have traversed.Day6
After a leisurely breakfast we will say goodbye to our camel team and all the staff and drive to Muridjo/Ol Malo Airstrip for our onward flight.
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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Lapped by the Indian Ocean, straddling the equator, and with Mount Kenya rising above a magnificent landscape of forested hills, patchwork farms and wooded savanna, Kenya is a richly rewarding place to travel. Great historical figures such as Theodore Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway immortalized this country. Out of Africa and other films have romanticized and perpetuated the safari mystique.
Globally recognized as the home of safari, Kenya has abundant wildlife and one of the most diversely majestic landscapes on the continent. Lodge safaris are generally less expensive here than in Tanzania. Flying, mobile tented, walking and horseback safaris also are available. Many of the private reserves cater to a maximum of 12-24 guests in luxury accommodations and offer activities not allowed within the parks, such as open vehicles, night game drives and escorted walks.
In the national parks you may view game in vehicles with roof hatches or poptops. Booking a safari with a private vehicle and guide is a great way to maximize the quality of your game-viewing experience. Other activities include hot air ballooning, mountaineering, scuba diving, freshwater and deep sea fishing, and relaxing at beach resorts.
Kenya’s wild life habitat is considerable and includes the Masai Mara, an area of animal migration. Africa’s “Big Five” animals are found in the country, which are the leopard, rhinoceros, lion, elephant, and buffalo. The national parks and reserves are also home to numerous other animals as well as reptiles and birds. The annual migration between June and September is a popular event for filmmakers.
Kenya lies across the equator in East-Central Africa, on the coast of the Indian Ocean. Kenya shares some of its tourism resources with Tanzania (Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem) and also with Uganda on Mount Elgon. Lake Victoria is shared between Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. The capital and commercial City is Nairobi. There are over 40 different ethnic groups in Kenya. Mount Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa and the country takes its name from the mountain.
Kenya’s National Parks and Game Reserves:…Each new day leads to new experience…
If any country in the world would boast of God’s creation all enclosed in its boundaries:-diverse sceneries, ancient granitic hills, desert, landscapes and coral reefs and islets, diverse wildlife, good al year round climate, history and different cultures, then Kenya is that country. Ever since the very first African safari, Kenya has been synonymous with the world’s greatest creatures “Big Five” besides an abundance of spectacular scenery and inspiring views to behold. From our coastal shores, where you are spoilt with pristine white sandy beaches and a warm temperate climate all year round to the Great Rift Valley scattered with lakes, scarps, volcanoes and craters, you will relish in the spectacle of millions of flamingos in the world famous Lake Nakuru. Each day offers our visitors a new experience and you can never predict what new discovery awaits you every morning as you kick off your day.
Aberdares National Park
Amboseli National Park
Hells Gate National Park
Lake Baringo & Bogoria National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meru National Park
Mount Kenya National Park
Nairobi National Park
Samburu Shaba Game Reserve
Tsavo East National Park
Tsavo West National Park