- See your tented camp pack down onto camelback and spring up in new locales—in true nomad form.
- Spot a Greater Kudu, a rare antelope with majestic spiraled horns.
- Sip a sundowner on top of a lofty pinnacle, home to a pair of Verreaux eagles.
- Meet the local tribes of Laikipia Masai and Samburu people.
- Track elusive leopards along the banks of their river habitat.
- Count the last remaining Northern white rhino at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Day 1: Arrive Nairobi
Arrive Nairobi for overnight to rest and relax after your long flight.
Day 2: Nanyuki-Tale
This morning you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for a quick flight to Nanyuki, where you will be met by your guide and driven (approximately two hours) to the start of your walking safari.
Your first campsite will be on a sweeping sand river below Tale Hill, which looks like a shark fin coming out of arid plains. After a refreshing lunch and a relaxing afternoon we will walk up Tale hill and look out towards the Mathews Range and the Karisia Hills. Scan below for gerenuk, elephants, impala and ostrich. Back at camp, hot showers and cool drinks will be waiting.
Day 3: Nantodo
Wake up early and set off after a light breakfast towards the Ewaso River that stretches a long way below. On the way we will look out for gerenuk, grants gazelle and the beautiful grevy zebra. We will climb Nantodo rock and enjoy more sweeping views and the river far below. We should be able to see our camp being set up on the banks of the river. We will relax on Nantodo and walk down to our camp in time for lunch and a cold beer.
After an afternoon of relaxing by the river we will go on an evening walk up the sand river hunting for the noisy but shy Stone partridges, Golden breasted starlings and—if we are lucky—the Greater kudu.
Day 4: Ngai Suisui
Wake up very early and set off as the sun rises. Winding our way up the sand river hoping to see klipspingers, Verraux eagle owls, warthogs, and elephants as they head for shady places. We will walk slowly 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 taste good!
Day 5: Nagaratat
Today we will walk down a gaping valley to the river to a serene spot called Namasaa. The landscape is spectacular walking along the river’s edge under some enormous Neutonia trees. Watch 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 onto rolling terrain, where we will look for elephants and the peculiar Pancake tortoises that live in cracks in the rocks. From camp we will hopefully see the local herdsmen bringing their livestock to drink. Go on an evening stroll looking for the colorful birds and enjoy sundowners on a rock.
Day 6: Leshashi – Nalarai
Walk on up stream looking out for greater kudu and wild dog as well as waterbuck and bushbuck. We will arrive at our shady camp in time for lunch and will be welcomed by our team of Laikipia Masai and Samburu. We can cool off in the refreshing pools. In the evening we will walk slowly along the river looking for the elusive leopard.
Day 7: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Today you will be transferred by vehicle to Ol Pejeta Conservancy, arriving at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp in time for lunch. Activities from here include game drives, visiting the last three remaining northern white rhino in the world, and a visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Day 8: Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Full day of activities at Ol Pejeta Bush Camp. You can choose from traditional game drives, lion tracking, game walks, and cultural community visits. However you choose to spend your days, Ol Pejeta guarantees a wonderfully varied safari adventure in this remarkable corner of Kenya and deep insight into the future of conservation.
Most of the Ol Pejeta team members, led by Alex Hunter, are drawn from the communities around the conservancy. Their genuine warmth and Alex’s infinite knowledge of the area combine to give you a truly personal experience at this intimate and traditional bush camp.
Day 9: Departure
Today you will be transferred back to Nanyuki airstrip (approx 1hr) by Ol Pejeta Bush Camp for your flight to Nairobi.
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