This is essentially a walking safari but on the last 3 days we are supported by camels. An authentic program for activity adventure safari lovers, we set off to Lake Nakuru for some game viewing then climb the nearby Menengai Crater to the crater floor, visit coffee and tea farms for some agri-tourism aspects. The day trip to Aberdares national park gives us a chance to view some awesome deep falling waterfalls. Finally we do the the camel safari. Being on top of a camel offers a different view of the terrain, flora and fauna in the region we visit. The camels form a train as we are led from one mobile camp to another over the 3 day trek.
Day 1: Early morning transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game drive. Lake Nakuru national park is a world famous bird and rhino sanctuary. Millions of flamingos paint this lake with its shimmering pink colour. Other birds include pelicans, ostrich, marabou, ibis, eagles, vultures, woodpeckers, touracos, barbets, among others. Apart from the bird life, Lake Nakuru is abundant with wild game including lions, leopard, rhinos, impalas, gazelles, eland, zebra, buffalo, and giraffe. Here you have unmatched chances of spotting the rare Rhinos and leopards than in most of the other parks. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge Campsite.
Day 2: After breakfast we go on a walking safari down to the floor of Menengai Crater. We explore and enjoy scenery and the nature trails of the Menengai hills and the Menengai Crater. The Crater is one of the largest calderas of the world; it is an extinct volcano covering an area of 90 sq. Km with 12 km in diameter and 485 metres in depth. The summit of the crater is 7,474 ft (2,278 m.)A.S.L It’s so picturesque and we will get a splendid opportunity to take memorable photos. After lunch we visit a nearby coffee and tea estate and engage in picking activities and learn the process they go through before reaching our tables. Sandai Farm Cottages for overnight.
Day 3: Do a Day trip to Aberdare National Park. Aberdare National Park is home to the second largest population of black rhinos, which are an endangered species. Other animals that may be observed in the park include African lions, leopards, baboons, and black and white Colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys. Over 250 species of birds, including hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers are found here. The park also boosts of magnificent waterfalls falling 100s of metres. Overnight again at Sandai Farm Cottages, a beautiful farmstay/lodge.
Day 4: Visit Sweetwater’s Game sanctuary for a rich Game viewing drive. Animals here include the big 5 leopard, elephant, buffalo, lion and the endangered black rhino. We then drive on to the camel safari base camp in Tumaren Ranch. Tumaren is a stunning 3,000 acre property dedicated exclusively to the management and conservation of wildlife. With 360 degree sweeping views of Mount Kenya to the South and the vast Frontier District to the North, Tumaren is a window onto the romantic wilds of northern Kenya. By managing the security of several neighbouring conservation areas, Tumaren is also blessed with healthy numbers of game and predators. Overnight in Comfortable supported Mobile Camp.
Day 5: After a hearty breakfast begin camel supported walking safari. We see tall rocky outcrops in the distant. The tall rocky outcrop will be visible for miles before we arrive. They have been used for millennia by hunters and others seeking shelter. Ancient graves, flints and pounding stones called boluses are all in evidence around the rocks. We will be camped beside the outcrop and in the evening after a jaunt about we will scale its slopes for a view and a sundowner. Comfortable supported Mobile Camp at Nayasura.
Day 6: From Nayasura walk north towards Nyarara Camp. The remainder of the safari traverses a rich Acacia bush country that thrives with plains game as well as the predators that like to eat them. It is not uncommon to run into a Lion, Leopard, Hyena or Wilddog along the course of this safari. Optional visit of a local and authentic Laikipia Masai homestead (130$ extra). O/N camping Nyarara.
Day 7: Conclude the Camel Safari then drive back to Nairobi with a lunch stop en-route. Overnight at Rock House Guest Home or drop off at your next destination.
Camel safaris are the ultimate wilderness experience. They allow you to go deep into the heart of the bush where you can observe closely giraffes, zebras and many other animals without sitting in a vehicle all day, track elephants on foot and get in touch with the local communities that are perfectly knowledgeable of their rich cultural and natural heritage.