Karisia offers walking safaris in a remote area of Kenya’s Laikipia. Supported by camels, Karisia walking safaris present guests with a unique perspective gained whether you take on a three, four, five or even seven day luxury walking safari, classic walking safari or their more recently and aptly titled Air BnC (air bed and camel). The camels transport the camp as well as luggage along the journey which reduces the carbon footprint and allows you to access areas a vehicle simply cannot traverse.
The luxury walking safari sees you and camels on the move staying in traditional safari green canvas and netting tents with a private toilet and shower per tent. The classic walking safari is on the move staying in Kodiak canvas tents that are smaller than the luxury model and here you share bathroom facilities.
Air BnC is on the move and accommodation is in large dome tents with shared bathroom facilities.
Alternatively, there is the beautiful Tumaren Camp where you can base yourself and head out each day on walks. There is also the Tumaren Satellite Camp so you can combine this with the Tumaren Camp walking in between.
Do you think you have what it takes to go on a Kenya Walking Safari with Karisia? Here’s a day in the life for you to live vicariously through for now until you are ready for a walking safari yourself.
A typical day on a Karisia walking safari
Typically, you will be woken before sunrise by the hodi (knock knock) at your door and hot water presented in your basin.
Rise and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, some cereal, eggs, toast and fruit before setting off on foot with the rising sun. Each day you are accompanied by a highly experienced Laikipia Maasai tracker, a handful of camels that carry refreshments and your day packs.
Stop en route for snacks when you get hungry and arrive at your next camp ready for a more hearty meal. Afternoons are spent recovering and relaxing and in the locations chosen you can splashing in a stream or river, snoozing under the trees or fishing and afternoon strolls. Nothing beats the setting sun and a hot shower before a campfire night.
At night you will enjoy a comfortable tent (regardless of size) complete with mattresses, bedding, towels, dressing gowns and solar lighting.
The beauty of Karisia Walking Safaris rests in its entire ethos – immersive travel experiences designed for each guest and their travelling party ensuring children of 4 through to older folk in their 80s are comfortable and can enjoy the experience.
Get back to camp in the afternoon if you’ve headed out after lunch and freshen up before dinner with a hot shower courtesy of staff. Enjoy a three-course meal under the stars with drinks and campfire storytelling.
Over a typical day, you will cover between 8 to 14 kilometres with the afternoon walks being more of a relaxing stroll.
Now that we have told you all about the walking safari particularly with Karisia, we hope it has inspired you to actively think about a safari holiday to Africa.
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