Guided Walking Safaris

Day 1:
Your safari starts at your first mobile tented camp where you are welcomed by your guide and team of Laikipia Masai and Samburu staff and the camels. The local Laikipia Masai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia. We too will use the rocks starting with a refreshing lunch and short afternoon rest in our classic roomy safari tents. Once it cools off a little, you will head out on a walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country. As the sun begins to set you will find ourself at the crest of Nayasura with drinks and bitings, looking for wildlife below and watching the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock. Back at camp after hot showers and drinks around the fire, enjoy a sit down dinner under the stars.

Day 2:
From Nayasura, you will head out early after breakfast to see as much game as possible on your walk north towards Nyarara Camp. Nyarara means cheetah in Masai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area. You will walk across large plains as well as mixed bush looking for herds of Common and Grevy’s zebra, oryx and Grant’s gazelle, which predominate on the large plains. In the mixed bush you’ll find Dik Diks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu if you are lucky enough to see them. The pack camels will have taken a more direct route and they will have arrived and set up the camp before your arrival. You will arrive at camp in time for lunch and a cold drink. After lunch, relax for a while and later, walk to a chosen spot for sundowners.

Today, you will be heading down toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way you will be looking for eland, a variety of antelope and giraffe and enjoy the changing scenery. On arrival at the river you may want to enjoy a quick swim before lunch. After lunch, visit a local manyata and watch the livestock coming in for the night or head to your sundowner location. There are amazing granite outcrops that are perfect for rock climbing with top ropes and our guides can take you here if you wish. There are varying degrees of difficulty, from beginners to extreme.

Day 4:
Walk to Tumaren Camp for a night in large, well equipped tents looking out over an open plain with a salt lick attracting a variety of wildlife. What a wonderful place to end a trip and relax before your onward journey.