Where are you located?
We are in Laikipia East, 80 kms from Nanyuki town.
How Do We Get To The Start Of Your Walking Safaris?
Charter flight to an airstrip within 30 minutes of most camps. Scheduled flight to Nanyuki or Loisaba (2 hour drive) Drive from Nairobi (6-7 hour drive). See map
Do You Use Cars To Move The Camp?
No, we move our complete camp with our camel train and team. This means we can often travel to areas that vehicles cannot reach. The exception is if we have 2 nights where there is no water we can do a water drop.
How Many Camels And Men Will You Need To Move The Camp To A New Location Each Day?
We typically have between 7 & 15 Laikipia Masai and Samburu staff and 8 to 20 camels on any one safari.
If We Would Like A Vehicle On Standby Is This Possible?
Yes, especially in and around Tumaren on a Luxury Trip. If guests want to visit a market or sometimes if we have very small children and we are concerned if there are too many elephants then we will use a vehicle between campsites.
Aren't Camels Bad Natured And Don't They Spit ?
Camels like most animals are good natured if they are not mistreated. Our camels are treated very well and for that reason they do not have a bad attitude towards people or work. Camels do not spit but will only regurgitate their cud when they are stressed. This happens rarely with our camels, typically only when they are getting medication or when a young one is in training. Camels are actually very sociable animals and like being around people. After being near camels for a few days most people become quite attached, or at least pleasantly surprised by them.
How Many Riding Camels Will There Be On Each Safari?
It depends on the number of guests and their ages. With lots of children on safari we have more riding camels than if there were just two adults. With a family of 6 we would have at least 3 riding camels.
Do We Have To Carry Our Own Water And Snacks For The Walk Each Day?
No, the riding camels will carry water, juice, snacks and these are easily accessible and we stop often to keep hydrated. You can also put your daypack / camera on the camels when you have had enough of carrying them.
How Far Do We Walk Each Day?
Typically we walk between 8 and 15 km depending on the fitness levels of our guests and the terrain we find. We will leave between 6/7 am depending on the guests, weather etc and arrive at our next camp before lunch. Usually walks are about 4 to 5 hours including stops for wildlife and refreshments.
Do We Have To Be Very Fit?
No, we can design walks for every fitness level. When we walk it is not like a military march. We plan for a great deal if stopping so that we have time to look at animals, insects and flowers.
If I'm Allergic To Horses Will I Also React To Camels?
We do not know for sure but we can say that three guests who have been allergic to horses have found no problems around our camels.
What Is Your Shortest Walk?
Minimum of 3 nights on a mobile walking safari like a Luxury, Classic or Air BnC. A minimum of 2 nights on a non mobile safari such as at Tumaren or at the Satellite Camp.
What Is Your Longest Walk?
14 days (but we could do longer with resupplies)
What Are Average Temperatures?
It is generally dry and hot in the day with temperatures reaching 28-30C max. Because we are at about 5,000 feet in altitude it is always cool in the shade. At night it can get quite cool, about 14 C and we suggest long trousers and a fleece.
What Is The Minimum Age For Your Safaris?
We take children as young as 4 years old and tailor the walk to the family. At the other end of the spectrum our oldest guest was 84.
Do We Camp In A New Place Every Night?
Typically we do camp in a new campsite each night but with children who might like the river or with a request we can stay as many nights in one camp as our guest might like. It is quite nice at the end of a trip to be in one camp for 2/ nights and do activities from there.
Feel free to contact us if you have other questions or would like more information.