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Karisia Walking Safaris, Laikipia Plateau

Northern Kenya & the Great Migration (Laikipia & the Masai Mara)

10 days from CAD14,085pp

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Karisia Walking Safaris, Laikipia Plateau
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Tour highlights

  • Enjoy walking and camel safaris from Tumaren Tented Camp with Samburu guides.

  • Spend a night under the stars at the Loisaba Starbeds.

  • Watch the drama of the Great Migration unfold in the heart of the Masai Mara.

Price includes:

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival in Nairobi, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the heart of the leafy suburb of Karen (named after “Out of Africa” author Karen Blixen) where you can relax after your flight.

  • Board a light aircraft for your flight from Nairobi to Nanyuki, where you’ll be met at the airstrip by your driver, who’ll take you further north into the Karisia Hills. The journey takes around two hours, and you should enjoy some lovely views of Mount Kenya as well as animal sightings on the way. Settle into camp before enjoying an afternoon game-viewing activity.

  • Karisia Walking Safaris are based out of their permanent Tumaren Tented Camp, where you can enjoy a range of included activities — however, the highlight is the walking safaris. Each day is different: at times you'll stop to enjoy the wildlife, at others you'll wander through tiny remote villages, and enjoy the varied landscape. Many walks are accompanied by camels to carry any supplies and offer the option for a ride if you get tired.

  • You might spend your day walking or perhaps head out on a game drive. In the afternoon, relax by the river with a drink or try some fishing before going for an evening stroll and sundowners. All meals at camp are home-cooked and served al fresco under the shade of a tree, or beneath the stars.

  • Departing from Tumaren, you’ll travel overland to Loisaba Conservancy, a journey of around two hours. Spend your first night tonight settling in at the main Loisaba Tented Camp. The camp is perched on the edge of an escarpment and offers sweeping views — you can soak them up as you relax by the pool or your own private veranda before heading out on a sundowner game drive.

  • Loisaba offers a variety of activities, including bush walks, game drives, camel rides, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Alternatively, you might visit a local Samburu village or meet the conservancy’s anti-poaching sniffer dogs. In the evening, you’ll head out for one of the highlights of the trip, a stay at Loisaba Starbeds, where you can drift off to sleep as you listen to the animals and gaze at the stars.

  • Depart the Laikipia Plateau and fly south the Masai Mara. Between July and September, the herds of the Great Migration move north from Tanzania into Kenya’s Masai Mara, moving back and forth across the Mara and Talek rivers in search of water and grass. Spend the next few nights at Sand River — its location right on the migration route is ideal for witnessing all the action.

  • Head out in search of the migration herds and — if you’re lucky — watch a life-and-death river crossing as zebra and wildebeest plunge through the waters, dodging a feeding frenzy of crocodiles.

  • For your final day on safari, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives from your camp. As well as the migration herds, the Mara is one of the best places in the world to spot big cats and other predators so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.

  • Fly back to Nairobi today. Your driver will meet you at Wilson Aerodrome to take you to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight home.

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When to go

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Nairobi
 
Karisia Hills
 
Loisaba Wilderness Conservancy
 
Masai Mara National Reserve
 

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