|7-Days Great Walking Safari in Samburu Land
Day1: Nairobi to Tumaren
From Niaorbi, drive to Nanyuki and then proceed to Tumaren for your first night on safari, Tumaren is a beautiful conservation area two hours from Nanyuki and closer to the start of your walk. An evening walk is possible or simply relax looking out over the plains.
Day2: Full Day Walk
After breakfast we will drive for about an hour to a spot where we will meet our team of camels and we will walk down to the river where our camp will be set. On the way we might see greater kudu on the hillsides.
Day3: Leshashi – Nalarai
We will arrive at our shady camp in time for lunch and will be welcomed by our team of Laikipia Masai and Samburu. After lunch we will relax and go out on an evening walk, hopefully trying to track Wild Dog. This area is very hilly and rocky and they often den in these areas.
We will walk on downstream keeping along the river and hopefully see the local herds bringing their livestock to drink. We will arrive in time for lunch and spend the rest of the day enjoying this shaded camp. There are a huge variety of birds along the river as well as Klipspringer on the steep rocky slopes. We will go on an evening stroll and sundowners on a rock.
We will walk on, further downstream, towards Namasaa a famous crossing place on the river. On the way we will look for elephant and the peculiar Pancake Tortoises that live in cracks in the rocks. The landscape is spectacular and we will camp under some enormous Neutonia Trees, watching out for hippos in the deep pools. We will be likely to be serenaded by Pearl-Spotted Owlets.
We will wake up very early and set off as the sun is rising. We will walk up a long hill to an awesome pinnacle called Ngai Suisui. It has a dramatic 360 degree view of the area and is also the nesting site for a pair of Verreaux Eagles. We will then walk down in to the drier country and stop along the edge of a sand river for our breakfast before setting off again. We will arrive at Nantodo for a late lunch. Our camp is under some shady Tortillis trees with huge sand beaches stretching to the river. Behind the camp is Nantodo mountain, another spectacular pinnacle that we can try to climb in the evening or simply relax in camp.
Tonight we will camp in the same camp on the river again and we can walk up the rock monolith, Nantodo or else we can relax and take short strolls in the area.
We will leave the river and climb out towards a huge shark fin hill called Tale on the edge of a sand river and spend our last night looking towards the Mathews Range where Sarara is. If anyone is feeling energetic we can climb Tale in the evening or else stroll down the sand river looking for elephant or visit a local manyatta.
Day9: Drive from Tale to Nanyuki and then finally to Nairobi.
Alternatively, you can drive to Nanyuki and then take a flight to Nairobi Upon arrival in Nairobi you will dropped at JKIIA or taken to a hotel for the overnight.
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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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.
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Masai Mara Game Reserve
Meru National Park
Mount Kenya National Park
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Samburu Shaba Game Reserve
Tsavo East National Park
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