Walking Wild in Laikipia Masai-land is a walking safari experience through some of Kenya's best wildlife-viewing habitats - the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Masai community conservation area, Il Ngwesi. These areas provide some of the most stunning landscapes in Africa and are home to a wide variety of game including the "Big Five" (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo), over 420 species of birds, reticulated giraffe, cheetah, numerous different antelopes, and endangered species such as the Grevy's Zebra and sitatunga.
Accommodation & Facilities
Nights are spent camping under the stars and sleeping tents are dome shade netting tents, PVC floor, 3 meters by 3 meters and 3.5 meters high, insect and reptile proof, flysheet in case of rain. Bedding is a bedroll on the floor with sheets and blankets. Ablutions are two loos – short drop type and two showers canvas bucket type. There is no mess tent and eating is out in the open, however there is a tarpaulin in case of rain.
Wildlife & Activities
Professional guides lead the safaris which start on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and run into Il Ngwesi. Guests will traverse a variety of ecosystems, enabling them to experience the diversity of flora and fauna that the areas have to offer. The focus of the safari is learning about the ecosystems as well as the local Masai culture. Local Masai morani (warriors) will join the guests to give insight into traditional Masai customs.
Walking is done in the cool hours of the day from 7:30 – 12:00 usually four to five hours. Guests rest up during the heat of the day before another walk in the evening exploring the areas around camp, sundowners, etc. The walking safari is supported by camels, which can be ridden when the terrain or route allows. The safaris are generally between three and five nights and run with a minimum of two guests and a maximum of eight.
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