7 Days - Nairobi to Nairobi
Thid are neither a luxury safari, nor rough and uncomfortable. You travel through unspoilt areas of North. Central Kenya, Samburu country.
Here your are guided by local Samburu people. The safari is led by local warriors, some of whom can inform you of the local customs and explain what you see as you trek along. It is not arduous, you may walk or ride as you choose, will a support vehicle carrying tile luggage, tents and supplies, plus any personal needs, such as beers, spirits and sodas. That you may purchase from the Club house before departing. The camp and shower are erected for you, and the cook will keep you well fed for the days activities. Each afternoon you are free to join a nature walk accompanied by Samburu Morans through the bush - never quite sure what you might bump into. .
Day 1: Maralal
Free transfer departs from Nairobi at 09:00am traveling via Nyahururu, Rumuruti to our Maralal Camel Club for overnight in self contained Bandas [cottages].
Day2: Camel Trekking or Walking
After breakfast departure with your camels and Morans into the bush. You will trek through the area never quite sure what you will see. It should be remembered that this safari is not primarily a game viewing safari, it is one led by, and in total harmony with the local Samburu people. Picnic lunch en route, afternoon arrival at your pre-prepared camp where your cook will be ready to offer you afternoon tea and snacks. Later on you may decide to take a guided walk through the bush before dinner. Overnight under the stars.
Days 3, 4 and 5: Camel Trekking / Walking
Mattresses pad the locally made wooden frames on the camels, and after breakfast you set out through the bush either riding or walking as you choose. It is a leisurely pace, and you may change from walking to riding as you prefer. You will pass by Samburu Manyattas that your lead Moran can organize for you to visit. As this is spontaneous, the Morans will discuss with the elders for permission for your entering, and you will be asked to pay something towards the family [or taking pictures and viewing their homes. This is not included in the safari cost and is only a small amount offered as a courtesy. Each day}' you will have a picnic lunch in the bush, and then continue to your next campsite, where your cook will be waiting for you. Most evenings are beside water and a shower will be erected for you to wash the dust off [water allowing].
Day 6 Maralal
The camel trek ends late morning back at the Club house. Here you will take lunch before walking with your Moran guides into the frontier town of MaralaI. There are crafts to see, the Sarnburu market, and a way of life different from other places you might have visited on your holiday. In the evening the Morans and their ladies will dance for you at the Club where you will be free to take as many pictures as you want, even to join in the dancing if you reel up to it!!. This night you are in the Bandas again and can clean up before your free return transfer in the morning.
Breakfast and your free transfer back to Nairobi arriving usually in the late afternoon. [Lunch not included on this day).
Throughout the safari all camp fees, Park fees, camp foods, camping equipment, accommodation. Guides, camel related equipment and highlights mentioned in the itinerary are included.
Camel safari. saddles and handler guides
* Two person tents - sewn in ground-sheets and mosquito netting
* All camping equipment [except sleeping bags which we are able to hire to you}
* All camp meals prepared by your cook
* Shower tent when possible
* Samburu dancing
* Accommodation in our Bandas at Maralal.
- International Flights
- Transfers To/From Maralal are provided as courtesy in an available Vehicle. They are not
Part of the Safari Costing.
- All not included in the Itinerary above.