In Kenya, one of the great destinations for lovers of wildlife, it is possible to enjoy some of the parks on foot. Our Kenya walking safari itinerary does just that, allowing you to admire some of Africa’s finest wildlife in safety and with a sense of freedom. Visit some of the most scenic areas of the Great Rift Valley on foot and see some of the most amazing wildlife on our Kenya walking safari including giraffes, black and white Colobus monkeys, bushbucks, gazelles, Elephants, rhinos, buffaloes and all of the big cats!
Our Kenya safari itinerary allows you to admire some of Africa’s finest wildlife in safety but with the sense of freedom and participation that being on foot confers. This itinerary visits some of the most scenic areas of the Great Rift Valley where walking and game viewing can take place in the absence of mass tourism.
The highlights are the Crater Lake and Crescent Island sanctuaries, Hell’s Gate National Park, Lake Elementaita, with certain viewing of Giraffe, Waterbuck, Elands, Zebra and various Gazelles. You’ll visit Lake Nakuru National Park on the Kenya walking safari, coloured pink through the presence of thousands of flamingos, and the open grasslands are home to White Rhino and the Rothschild’s Giraffe. Black Rhino is found in the forests around the lake. Masai Mara, the Africa that every one dreams of, takes up the last 3 days of the tour, with Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Topi and Hippo all claiming our attention.
Cost per person
Low season is April, May and June except for the Easter Weekend when there’s a supplement.
High season is July through October. There is a mid-season price for November to March.
If you want to do the trip in these months let us know and we will calculate a price.
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrival and transfer from the airport to the Eka Hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Aberdare Country Club
In the morning, meet your guide and then travel to the Aberdare Country Club. Afternoon walk in the sanctuary around the Club on the lookout for reticulated giraffes, waterbucks, gazelles, suni antelopes, elands, zebras…
Day 3: Morning game drive in the nearby Solio Ranch.
It is not possible to walk here because there are many big and dangerous game, such as 2 types of rhinos, buffaloes, oryx, lions, cheetahs… Only elephants are lacking of the big five.
Lunch at the Aberdare Country Club followed by an afternoon drive to the Aberdare National Park with overnight at ‘The Ark’, a hotel built on stilts in the heart of the national park. Here the game comes to drink & lick salt from the small lake next to The Ark. Chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, leopards, giant forest hogs, bush bucks, hyenas…
Day 4: Lake Naivasha Country Club.
First there is an afternoon walk on Crescent Island, a peninsula in Lake Naivasha where we look out for Masai giraffes, gazelles, warthogs, impalas, wildebeests and hippos in the lake.
Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park
We go with a picnic lunch to the Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game drive. Today there is no walking. The park has all the big game except for elephants. The lake has a lot of waterbirds e.g. flamingos, pelicans…
Day 6: Lake Naivasha
We start with an early morning boat ride on Lake Naivasha (1 hour), mainly on the lookout for hippos, king fishers, cormorants, storks, fish eagles and the game on Crescent Island. Later we go for a walk (with a picnic lunch) to Crater Lake for a walk in the game sanctuary and then descend into the crater to the local camp there.
Days 7, 8 & 9: To Masai Mara. Stay at the Mara Leisure Camp.
These days are spent doing game drives and we also include a walk combined with a visit to a Masai homestead, where you can see how the Masais still live as they have for many past generations.
Day 10: Kiambethu tea estate & transfer to Nairobi
Leave Mara after breakfast and head towards Nairobi. Lunch is at the Kiambethu tea estate where we will be given a talk about tea from its arrival in Kenya, its growing and until it gets into your cup. In the afternoon we still do a short walk into the tea plantation and to a small stretch of indigenous forest. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for outbound flight.
Eka Hotel, Nairobi http://www.ekahotel.com/
Aberdare Country Club http://aberdarecountryclub.com/
The Ark https://thearkkenya.com/the-ark
Mara Leisure Camp https://maraleisurecamp.co.ke/
Guides and organisation: This holiday is organised by Peter who is Belgian with his Kenyan wife Anne.