In pursuit of adventure and wild places, we travel to Lake Turkana, Shaba National Park, the Aberdares, Mount Elgon National Park, Buffalo Springs and Mount Kenya. Walking, horse-riding, fly-fishing, fishing on Turkana for Nile Perch and walking are some of the aspects of these trips.
These expeditions are for adventurous people who want to explore and without the burden of expectation of what they must see. Each trip is different, even to the same place and you will be accompanied by a guide and small crew of support staff.
For details of these trips please contact us, we can tailor a trip to suit you.
Walking Safaris & Expeditions
Trained in Zimbabwe in Walking Safaris in the 1990’s, where the walking exams for guides are of the highest level in Africa and 5 years of apprenticeship and exams are part of this qualification, Steve Carey is well known in Africa as one of the top walking guides on the continent. Walking safaris in Kenya are limited, and there are very few walking guides who are able to carry a rifle and walk in big wildlife areas rather than in beautiful scenery with camels.
Tracking game on foot, and learning about animal behaviour on the ground is the most exciting way to connect with the bush. Entering a new world by leaving the confines of a vehicle, being on foot with a professional guide is educational and inspiring. Being able to walk and travel quietly through the bush in Africa is a huge privilege and so very different to sitting in a vehicle.
Laikipia Wilderness Walking Safaris
2 -7 Days
This area in Laikipia is some of Kenya’s most stunning landscapes. No better way to explore it than on foot led by a professional walking guide. Tracking animals along the way, learning about spoor, and experiencing the African bush on foot is the most exciting way to encounter the wilderness. Distances are adjusted to suit the team! You need to be reasonably fit as the landscape is undulating.
Sample 2 day
Walking Safari Escarpment & River Walk
Departing the camp first thing in the morning we are dropped above the beautiful Mutara valley on an escarpment with huge views of Laikipia. From here we walk into the Mutara valley which is full of yellow fever acacia trees, elephants, owls, kudu and buffalo as well as leopard. Lunch is a simple packed lunch beneath a shady grove of trees and in the afternoon we head off again to the Ewaso Narok river. This is a great chance to swim and cool off in the pools beneath the standing rocks of Ol Donyo Lemboro ranch after a full day in the bush walking.
Our camp is light weight and simple but comfortable with walk-in tents with en suite toilet and a bucket shower outside in its own tent overlooking the river. Dinner is enjoyed under the stars and cooked over an open fire.
The next morning we set off early and walk down the river which is full of a variety of different pools, some with huge rocks and palm trees, wonderful bird life, giraffes, elephants, leopard, hippo, zebra and more antelopes. This is a beautiful walk and we stop for lunch on the river at a shady platform overlooking a popular crossing point. A picnic is laid out here and after a couple of hours rest we continue walking back to Laikipia Wilderness in time for a shower before tea and then an evening drive. Alternatively you can have tea and sundowners at Laikipia Wilderness, perhaps at the swing above the camp on top of a hill with a 360 degree view. A night drive is an option before or after dinner and a great way to finish an action packed day.
We run longer walking safaris up to 7 days supported by a lightweight mobile camp. Contact us for further details.