6 Days Tumaren Walking Safari

6 Days

Overview

Karisia offers a wide range of Walking Safaris, custom built to suit your needs. Our Mobile Walking Safaris are supported by camels who carry all the gear from campsite to campsite, whereas on our Walking Safaris from a Base Camp, guests stay at Tumaren Camp or a Satellite Camp and go out each day on walks, camel rides, drives, or rock climbing. 

We have put together countless safaris for people of all walks. We are not only operators but we also book entire holidays, from internal flights and transfers to the best accommodation and adventures.

The Luxury walking safari with camels offers a little more extravagance and is a journey as the camp moves along with you with the help of the staff and camels (10-25 camels depending on the group size). The 4-poster bed is left behind, but the king size mattress, feather pillow and duvet are not. 

Your accommodation is in a large, traditional, canvas tent with a chair, table, mirror, drinking water and a basin on the veranda. The bedding has 2 pillows, sheets and duvets, dressing gowns, towels, hot water bottles, solar lights and carpets.

You can request for a bucket shower that comes with plenty of hot water. There is a toilet behind each tent. If you want a family style tent, we can join two tents together so that the children feel secure. Meals are freshly prepared each day with breakfast and dinner served at the table and lunch is an informal buffet-style. A choice of luxury beer, wine and spirits are also included for those who love to have their taste of alcohol in the wild. 

Trip Highlights

  • Increase population of the reticulated giraffe
  • Market visits
  • Rock climbing
  • Camel rides
  • School visits
  • Walking / hiking Safaris
  • Birdlife.
  • Wildebeests, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Gazelles, Topis, Elands.
  • Highest population of elephants in Amboseli National Park.

Itinerary

Met on arrival at JKIA by our representative and transferred to your city hotel. overnight at a city hotel of choice (one of our partner hotels).

Meal: Breakfast. Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel or similar.

After breakfast, transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to eastern Laikipia where you will meet the Camp driver and be transferred to the camp. Introduced to the local team of cooks, camel guys, and guides. After a refreshing lunch, enjoy a rest before a short evening walk down the sand river ending with sundowners on a tall promontory with a commanding view.

Greater Kudu inhabit the hillsides that slope down toward the camp and you will scan for these elusive animals. Back at camp you will find our welcoming campfire on the edge of the sandy lugga. After hot showers and drinks around the fire we will have a sit-down dinner under the stars.

Meals: Lunch, dinner. Overnight at Tumaren Camp.

You will be driven to camp where you will be greeted by the local team of cooks, camel guys, and trackers. The local Laikipia Masai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia. Starting off with a refreshing lunch and short rest in the classic roomy safari tents.

Afternoon you will head out on a short walk looking for game to get a feel of the country by sunset you find yourselves at the crest of Nayasura with drinks and biting’s, watching the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner at Tumaren Camp.

Day 4 :
Nayasura

Leaving Nayasura you will head out early after breakfast so to see as much game as possible on your walk north towards Nyarara Camp. ‘Nyarara’ means Cheetah in Masai and was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area. This walk leads you across large plains as well as mixed bush. Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant’s gazelle predominate on the large plains.

In the mixed bush you find Dik-diks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu you many get a chance to see them. Arriving at the camp in time for lunch. The pack camels with your camp will have made a more direct route than you and so they will have arrived before you to set up most of camp before your arrival. After lunch have time to relax and walk to a pretty spot for sundowners.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Dinner at Tumaren Camp.

Today you will be head 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, Steinbuck and Reticulated Giraffe as you enjoy the changing scenery.

Arriving at the Ewaso Nyiro you may take a quick swim before lunch. After lunch, have a rest with a sundowner on a high rocky hillside retuning to the camp on the river for dinner and a toast to your adventure.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Overnight at Tumaren Camp

After breakfast, transferred to the airstrip for your return flight to Wilson Nairobi, where we will meet you and transfer you to your city hotel for a day room before your departure flight home.

Meals: breakfast. Day room at an airport hotel.

Accommodation Options

  • Base Camp Tumaren
  • Satellite Camps

Activities Available

  • Guided walks 
  • Camel rides 
  • Rock climbing
  • Tracking 
  • Swimming 
  • Depending on location Day game drives and night drives 
  • School Visit depends on location
  • Market visit subject to times
  • Manyatta visit
  • Subject to location Camel creche and milking
  • Spear, Club Fire making and other Samburu games
  • Beading
  • Subject to location Football 
  • Jogging 
  • Baboon Research Visit not in all locations 
  • Mpala Research Centre not in all locations

Inclusions / Exclusions

Trip Includes

  • Arrival & Departure meet and greet service at JKIA and Wilson Airport or your choice City property hotel.
  • Flight & Camel supported walking safari package of 5 days/4 night as per programme.
  • Full board on safari, Four nights at Tumaren Camp, Guides and Camels for safari, Conservation fee & Community fee, Transfers from and back at Nanyuki, Game drives at Tumaren.
  • 4 x 4-wheel vehicle used on shared basis. Private basis at not available.
  • Use of scheduled light aircrafts twice daily from Wilson Airport Nairobi total baggage allowance for each passenger (exclusive infants who are not entitled to baggage allowance), inclusive of hand baggage and camera, is 15kgs soft bags.
  • Charter flights are available upon request.
  • Airport transfers at the Camps & Lodges.

Trip Excludes

  • International Flight tickets & visa costs.
  • Airport taxes as clients will pay direct.
  • Flying Doctors services in Kenya.
  • All drinks at the Camp or lodge except indicated on the itinerary.
  • Driver Guide, Camp & Lodge Staff and Porterage gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, Laundry (except when indicated on itinerary), and all other items of personal nature.
  • Personal Travel, Medical & Baggage Insurance.

FAQs

How do I reach eastern Laikipia to start and end the Camel safari?

Access by air on scheduled flight to Nanyuki (2 hours) and Loisaba (1hr 30min) on charter flight to Kimancho (30min). located in Laikipia East, 80 kms from Nanyuki town.

Is the safari by Car?

No, movement of the complete camp is with the Camp camel train and team. Meaning you can often travel to areas that vehicles cannot reach with the exception, of 2 nights where there is no water the staff will do a water drop.

What if a guest requests to use a vehicle on standby?

Yes, especially in and around Tumaren on a Luxury Trip. Guests visit to the market or sometimes if there are very small children and a concerned of there being too many elephants then the camp will use a vehicle between campsites.

What is the recommended length of stay for fly camping?

Usually one night, but can be extended to two or three nights upon request.

Do I need to book this experience in advance?

Fly camping must be booked in advance with your agent and camp management before leaving home.

Do I need to be in good health for a walking safari?

No, walks are designed for every fitness level with a great deal of stopping planned so that you have time to look at animals, insects and flowers.

What are the average temperatures?

Generally dry and hot in the day with temperatures reaching 28-30C max as the area is at about 5,000 feet in altitude it is always cool in the shade. During the night it can get quite cool, about 14 C and it is suggested long trousers and a fleece.

What is the minimum recommended age for this walk?

Children as young as 4 years old as walks are tailored to the family and the oldest guest has been 84 years.

What should be carried on a walking safari?

Pajamas
Toothbrush & toilet bag – wet wipes, toothpaste, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, travel towel, shower gel & shampoo.
Camera/Phone
Headtorch or normal torch
Ear plug/eye mask
Trousers, T-shirt
Thick socks, mosquito repellent
Warm jumper/jacket (colours khaki/jungle green)
Clothes for the next day.
Comfortable walking shoes/or boots
Hat, sunglasses.
Duffle bag

What should I pack for a safari in East Africa?

Casual wear, loose fitting, light weight clothes.
Comfortable walking shoes.
Hats and Sun protection lotion
Insect Repellant
Camera, Binoculars Travel Adapters, Laptop if needed, and other personal effects.
Medication (if you are on any earlier prescribed)

Map

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6 Days Tumaren Walking Safari

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Treasures Adventure House was founded as a result of passion, love of nature and conservation related issues and its support. Locally owned and managed by a small team who are dedicated with …

About Us

Treasures Adventure House is founded on passion, love of nature, conservation support, and related issues. Owned locally, and managed by a small team with …