6 Nights - Pinnacles, Rivers and Plains
Walk is good for: Dramatic landscapes, Wildlife, Birds and Culture. Level of Walk Moderate to Energetic
DAY 1: TALE
From Nanyuki you will be met by a Karisia Guide and a driver and driven 2.5 hours to our first camp at Tale. The first camp will be on a sweeping sand river below ashark fin-shaped hill called Tale. The granite massif rises abruptly out of arid plains and it is a landmark for hundreds of kilometres. After a refreshing lunch and a relaxing afternoon under huge Tortillis trees we will walk up Tale and at the top toast the the Mathews Range and the Karisia Hills to our North. You and your guide will scan below for Gerenuk, Elephants, Impala and Ostrich. Back at camp hot showers and cool drinks will be waiting for you. Dinner under the stars with the sound of the Nightjars serenade.
DAY 2: NANTODO
An early wake up with hot water in basins, steaming tea/coffee and a light fruit snack. Then you are off towards the Ewaso Nyiro River in the East. On the way look out for Gerenuk, Grant’s Gazelle and the iconic Grevy Zebra. You’ll climb Nantodo rock and enjoy more sweeping views and the river far below while we enjoy a proper picnic breakfast You will walk down to the camp in time for lunch and a cold beer and a splash in the river. After an afternoon of relaxing by the river an evening walk up the sand river will be planned, hunting for the noisy, but shy Stone Partridges, Golden Breasted Starlings and if you are lucky Greater Kudu.
DAY 3: NGAI SUISUI
We will wake up very early and set off as the sun is rising; winding our way up the sand river hoping to see Klipspringers, Verreaux Eagle Owls, warthogs and elephants as they head for shady places. We will slowly walk up hill to our campsite on a ridge next to the pinnacle. Once it cools off we will walk up the awesome pinnacle called Ngai Suisui that has a dramatic 360 degree view of the area and is also the nesting site for a pair of Verreaux Eagles. Sundowners here always feel good!
DAY 4: NAGARATAT
We will wake with the rising sun and walk down a dramatic valley to the river to a serene spot called Namasaa. The landscape is spectacular and we will walk along the rivers edge under some enormous Neutonia Trees, watching out for hippos in the deep pools before climbing out of the valley up a rocky river course where the fig trees cling to rocks and Klipspringers perch high on the rocks above. We break out of the valley and on to some rolling country where we will look for elephant and the peculiar Pancake Tortoises that live in cracks in the rocks. From camp we will hopefully see the local herds bringing their livestock to drink and in the evening meander along the river looking at the colourful birds.
DAY 5: LESHASHI-NALARAI
You will walk on upstream looking out for Greater Kudu, Waterbuck, Elephant and the incredible birds and scenery along the way and arrive at your camp by lunchtime. We can cool off in the pools and in the evening you will walk slowly along the river looking for an elusive local Leopard or watch the Baboons as they come to roost on the cliffs in the evening.
DAY 6: TUMAREN CAMP
We will walk out of the valley early and drive to Tumaren for a bush brunch and a night of luxury in the huge tents with sweeping views across to the Laikipia Plateau, Mt Kenya and the Aberdares. The abundant plains game here will compliment the more reclusive denizens of the lower Ewaso.
In the afternoon we will head out on a drive or a walk and a night game drive could easily turn up some good predators like a Leopard or else an interesting nocturnal animal, like a Porcupine, an Aardvark or a Zorilla
DAY 7: Game drive along and over the Laikipia Plateau to Nanyuki in time for any connections for onward travel. For those that would like to extend a second night at Tumaren, this can be easily arranged.
- Full board AirBnC accommodation on safari with all drinks included
- One Night at Tumaren Camp
- Guides and camels for your safari
- Conservation and community fees
- Transfers from and back to Nanyuki
- Game drives at Tumaren
- Items of a personal nature