Tumaren was once ranch land used for livestock.  The land was not able to support huge numbers of wildlife when we first acquired it because the cattle had always taken the best grass leaving little for the game.  When we purchased the 3000 acre property the soil had become in some places damaged and eroded by the herds.  Despite the work ahead the beauty of the place captured us. 

After only a few years of good management the wildlife began a steady rebound. Plains game increased sharply and our Reticulated Giraffe, Oryx and Eland began assembling in larger and larger herds.  The predators also began appearing more and more and the Elephant herds that once just passed through began stopping for longer, eventually making Tumaren a preferred maternity for giving birth to their young. 

Since we first settled here, we have dedicated ourselves to the conservation of wildlife.  Tumaren is a great place for any kind of exploration, from the wildlife to the geology, vegetation, rock-climbing or local footballing.   Tumaren is not included in all of our safaris but many of them use the ranch as a home base (safaris from a base camp), as a starting point (mobile walking safaris), or as a destination along the way (itinerary planning services).

Tumaren Camp

Tumaren Camp, our primary guest camp, is sited beside a large plain with views of an imposing rock kopje and is the lovely tented camp where Kerry and James, owners of Karisia Walking Safaris, originally made their home. It has 6 beautiful sleeping tents, solar lighting and running water.

Guests staying at Tumaren do walks with riding camels, picnics, and game viewing and come back to the camp each night. Rock climbing, a Masai Market visit or Football with our local team are just some of the activities to choose from while at Tumaren. This camp does not move location. Full board accommodation with drinks, walks, camel rides, rock climbing, market visits, school visits, drives included.