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Walking Safaris in Kenya

An African Safari can take many forms, and what most people think of when they think of  a safari is cruising through the bush in a Land Rover seeing as many species of African wildlife as possible. The Ultimate African Safaris Company has been pushing the boundaries of this safari experience. Their trips take clients to areas in Africa so remote, yet so unequivocally beautiful that vehicles cannot access these areas. Thus, these expeditions take place on foot.

Note: We reserve the right to change itineraries based on weather or other considerations as necessary. 

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Price varies with the number of people and the date of departure

Rates are per person, double occupancy, based on eight people per group

Departures are available year round for private groups 

Northern Kenya Trek to Lake Turkana

Northern Kenya Trek to Lake Turkana

A trek through the wild frontier of Northern Kenya…

  Trek Highlights: A total of 12 days in Kenya, including:
  • One night Nairobi upon arrival, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Three nights near Samburu National Reserve for game viewing. Accommodation in private mobile tented camp
  • Five nights trekking from Karissa Hills to South Turkana, lightweight camping
  • Trek with traditional Samburu guides through indigenous forest inhabited by elephant, leopard and lion
  • One night at Oasis Lodge at Lake Turkana, the Great Jade Sea
  • Visit and learn about the Northern tribes of the Turkana and Rendille people
  • One night in Nairobi including a day of sightseeing in Nairobi, overnight at Karen Blixen Coffee  Garden
 

 

Price inclusive of:

  • Guide, Drivers and Cook while on Safari
  • Transport in 4x4 vehicles (5 pax max per vehicle)
  • Food and Beverage during safari, except Nairobi as noted
  • Mobile Tented Camp inclusive of standing room tent, bedding, tables, chairs, long-drop toilet, shows, mess tent (light model during trek)
  • Drinks (beer, soda and wine), mineral water during Comfort Plus camping and treated water during lightweight camping
  • Flights NBO/Samburu and Turkana/Nairobi, internal flights
  • Accommodation, transfers, one lunch, one dinner and sightseeing in Nairobi after camping trip

2 nights accommodation in Nairobi at the Karen Blixen Coffee Garde, as well as day room use at this property before your international flight home

Price exclusive of:

  • Meals in Nairobi, except as indicated.
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • International Airfare, Visas and other items of personal nature
  • 5% fee when paying with credit card
  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)


Arriving in camp

Itinerary

Days 1, 2, 3 & 4 NAIROBI – SAMBURU GAME RESERVE

After one night to relax, we leave the busy Nairobi City and take a one and half hours flight to Samburu Game Reserve where we camp for the next three days. Samburu Game Reserve is a picturesque reserve of semi-desert savannah surrounded by the foothills of Mt. Kenya to the south and the Matthews Ranges to the north, and separated in two by the river `Uaso Nyiro'. The animal life is both varied and prolific, and includes a number of species that are not found in other areas, gerenuks, Grevy’s zebra and the reticulated giraffe. 

Day 5 SAMBURU - KARISSIA HILLS

Leaving Samburu National reserve, we drive to Karissia Hills and set up our camp near Maralal – Mwatat for a night.

Day 6 TREK KARISSIA MWATAT – KIKWAL

Samburu guides lead us on narrow forest paths. Wildlife is prolific so we must stay close to our guides. We may glimpse elephant & leopard across the steep forest valleys.

DAY 7 TREK OLJORO OIBOR

Our second day trek sees us through Oljoro Oibor where we setup our camp for a deserving night rest


Trail companions

 

Day 8 Maralal - PARASALOI – SOUTH HORR

Passing through Northern Frontier towns where a melting pot of tribes congregate at the colorful local markets, we stop to collect our own provisions. As we head north on small tracks, the landscape becomes more arid and dramatic.

Day 9 SOUTH TURKANA

Continuing northwards through a lava beaconed desert where the horizon shimmers in the heat, the great `Jade Sea', Lake Turkana, finally appears through the haze.

Day 10 LAKE TURKANA

We arrive at Oasis Lodge in time for lunch. Appreciating the Oasis in the desert we relax in the shade of the doum palm trees and appreciate a stroll in the small village of Loiyangalani. We take a late afternoon boat trip on the lake, where Tiger fish, Tilapia and Giant Nile Perch abound.  Water birds are abundant and the lake supports a huge number of Nile crocodile. 

Day 11 TURKANA/ NAIROBI

Morning is at leisure, followed by transfer to the airstrip for our afternoon flight back to Nairobi. Crossing the amazing northern landscapes of the north we get a birds eye view from our aircraft. Enjoy the rest of the day in Nairobi sightseeing and enjoying some find meals.

Day 12 NAIROBI

Enjoy your last day of sightseeing before your evening international flight home. Visit the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, feed giraffes at the Giraffe Center, shop at some of the lovely boutiques in Karen and learn more about the area’s history at the Karen Blixen Museum.

 


Loita Hills Trek in Kenya

 
Safari comfort

  Trek Highlights: A total of 12 days in Kenya, including:
  • One night Nairobi upon arrival, Karen Blixen Coffee Garden
  • Three nights in the Masai Mara for viewing endless game on endless plains
  • Accommodation in luxury tented camp on private concession
  • Four nights trekking in the Loita Hills, lightweight camping
  • Walking with Masai guides in the Loita forest and Nguruman Escarpment
  • Two nights at Shomple, luxury resort
  • Experience the art of mixing luxury and landscape.
  • One night in Nairobi including a day of sightseeing in Nairobi
 

Price inclusive of:

  • Guide, Drivers and Cook while on Safari
  • Transport in 4x4 vehicles (5 pax max per vehicle)
  • Food and Beverage during while safari except in Nairobi
  • Comfort Plus Camp inclusive of standing room tent, bedding, tables, chairs, long-drop toilet, shows, mess tent (light model during trek)
  • Drinks (beer, soda and wine), mineral water during Comfort Plus camping and treated water during lightweight camping
  • Sharing double tent and hotel room
  • Park fees included but subject to change.
  • Satellite Phone during Safari for emergencies
  • Flights NBO/MARA and Shompole/NBO
  • Accommodation, transfers, one lunch and sightseeing in Nairobi after camping trip

Price exclusive of:

  • International airfare
  • Visas and other items of personal nature
  • 5% fee when paying via credit card
  • Travel insurance (which is mandatory)
  • Tips (typically $70- $100 per person)
  • Laundry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Days 1 , 2, 3 and 4 NAIROBI - MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE 

After resting one night in Nairobi, we take a one hour flight from Wilson airport to Masai Mara National Reserve where we camp for the next three days. Enjoy game viewing in the Masai Country. 

Day 5 LOITA HILLS
Leaving the game reserve on our last day in vehicles, we head for the Loita Hills. Even outside the park boundary the wildlife is abundant. It's not unusual to pass a herd of Thompson's gazelle or wildebeest close to the Masai dwellings.

Day 6 ENGARE NANYUKI 

Leaving our vehicles and accompanied by our Masai guides we head into the hills on foot.

Days 7 TIAMANAGEN 

We follow the edge of the Nguruman forest where there are colobus monkeys and Hartlaubs turaco. We are now very close to the Tanzanian border and forest has given way to open fields. There are many Masai villages and we frequently meet with herdsmen and warriors. 

Day 8 OLDORO OIBOR 

A short walking day takes us to the edge of the Rift Valley. We spend a leisurely afternoon feeling on top of the world.


Safari vehicle

Day 9 PAKASE - SHOMPOLE

Passing through Mima we descend the escarpment heading toward Lake Natron and into the Rift Valley. Our final destination today is Shompole Lodge.

Day 10  SHOMPOLE 

Today is a day of relaxation and exploring the areas of Magadi & Natron.

DAY 11, 12  SHOMPOLE – NAIROBI

After a relaxing morning we check out after breakfast and transfer to the airstrip for a flight back to Nairobi. Enjoy your final day sightseeing in Nairobi before your international flights home the following day.

 

 


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