Walking Wild is a back to basics walking safari that will see you traverse the remote valleys, hills and plains of some of Kenya’s finest game viewing areas in both the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and neighbouring Maasai Community Conservation Areas.
You’ll learn about the environment as well as the local Maasai culture, being taught tracking techniques and other vital bush skills, as well as how to identify and understand the behaviour of the insects, plants, and animals you come across on foot. Wildlife to be seen here includes the ‘Big Five – rhino, elephant, lion, leopard and buffalo – as well as over 420 species of birds, reticulated giraffe, cheetah, numerous different antelopes, and endangered species such as the Grevy’s zebra and sitatunga.
Walking is done in the cool hours of the day from early in the morning to midday, with a rest during the heat of the day before another late afternoon walk exploring the area around the night’s fly camp, which has been transported by camels and set up in a new spot by your Maasai companions.
The fly camp itself consists of dome shaped sleeping tents with PVC floors, insect and reptile proof with a flysheet in case of rain. Bedding is a bedroll on the floor with sheets and blankets. Ablutions are short drop type loos and canvas bucket showers. While there’s no mess tent, meals are eaten out in the open, with dinners enjoyed under the stars.