WALKING IN LAIKIPIA
Walking in Laikipia is the best way to explore this lovely area with its stunning landscape and plentiful game. Accommodation is in simple but very comfortable mobile camps, with supplies and equipment carried by camels. The camp team will attend to you throughout the expedition. The camp sites are attractive and guests are well looked after with great food and cool sundowners.
Setting out after an early breakfast you’ll walk for a few hours through mixed landscapes with opportunities to view a variety of game. Lunch is a sumptuous affair after which you can relax and soak up the atmosphere of the African bush before heading out in late afternoon for the next camp. This is undoubtedly the best way to get close to nature in the wilds of Africa. You will also learn much about the local culture and way of life as you talk to your guides during the day.
SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR A WALK IN LAIKIPIA
Duration: 5 days
Day1. You will be met on arrival in Nairobi and taken to your hotel.
Day2. After breakfast transfer to Wilson Airport for the 08:00hrs flight to Nanyuki. A 2 hour drive through pretty countryside takes you to Nayasura/Tumaren Camp where you have lunch. After lunch head out for a short walk looking for game and an introduction to the country. By sunset you will be enjoying drinks and snacks at the crest of Nayasura while watching the baboons come back to rest on the rock. Dinner is served back at the camp. (B,L,D)
Day3. You will have an early breakfast and then walk north across the plains and mixed bush towards Nyarara Camp. Today you should see a variety of game. Lunch is waiting for you and afterwards you can enjoy some well-earned rest, reading or just talking in the sites and sounds of the bush. The more energetic may want to play badminton. Later you set out for the evening walk to Nyarara Camp. (B, L, D)
Day4. After breakfast you head out towards the Ewaso Nyiro River which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns east towards Samburu National Reserve. There should be plenty of game to see along the way. You will spend the afternoon by the river enjoying various activities such as swimming and fishing before an evening walk to a sundowner spot looking towards Mount Kenya. Tonight you stay at Turamen Ewaso Camp. (B, L, D)
Day5. After breakfast transfer to Nanyuki Airstrip for the flight to Wilson, leaving at about 12:30hrs and arriving at approximately 13:10hrs.
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