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Karisia Walking Safaris

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

Highlights

- Temporary adventure camps
- Beautiful locations
- Camel Supported Walking Safaris

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Overview

Karisia Walking Safaris runs several temporary camps on the Tumaren Ranch, primarily used as overnight stops on their superb camel supported walking safaris.

Karisia's Camps are lightweight traditional safari set-ups available in the more basic 'classic' or more comfortable 'luxury' configuration. Both set-ups use large tents with bedding and separate toilet tents. The luxury option delivers duvets rather than blankets, traditional canvas safari tents, dedicated toilet tents (not shared) and alcoholic drinks. Hot bucket showers are provided in both options. Camps are temporary in nature, but locations include a beautiful river-side spot and a high camp with outstanding views.

Run by experienced explorers Kerry & James, this is the ultimate safari adventure, with exceptionally experienced walking guides. Treks are tailored, with easier or more challenging routes depending on whether it is an adult or family group. Karisia’s Samburu guides are exceptional, some of the best we have experienced in Kenya. An advantage of walking safaris over game drives is in the quality of the guides. To confidently take guests out into the bush with all the dangers that represents, you need a guide who has not only studied the wildlife, but who knows how to read the bush.

The walking safaris are suitable for adults and family groups. Treks are supported by a large team of camels who carry bags and camping equipment and are available to ride. There is plenty of wildlife in this area, but as you are on foot, it tends to be quite skittish, with giraffe, wild hunting dog and zebra all common. We usually recommend combining with a short traditional game drive safari in the Laikipia area or Masai Mara to give greater chances of seeing the big five.

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Suggested Itineraries for Karisia Walking Safaris

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

The ultimate African adventure including an incredible walking safari, kayaking and superb game drives.

Tailor-made Classic 1 week

Adults from $5,158 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $938 per person economy class from London

Families from $4,232 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $938 per person economy class from London

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 605 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • Service rating : Best family holiday ever - and we're fortunate to have had a few. Excellent organisation; very friendly and careful driver/guide. This holiday was itself re-booked after we cancelled two years ago; Tourdust were very supportive during the previous cancellation.
    Product : We did Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara and Zanzibar; a superb combination.

    Ben feefo reviewer verified review for Rift Valley Lakes, Masai Mara & Laikipia Safari on 13 September 2016

  • The holiday was amazing! Everything we wanted it to be! The safari was so we'll organized and our guide was very good. All the accommodation was superb. At the Masaai village we stayed in a mud hut which was different to the tent described in the itinerary, but so much better.

    Pinewoods resort was lovely especially the staff who couldn't have looked after us any better. The food was exceptional.

    Missingpauline hasted reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 21 October 2015

  • Accommodation and food at Karen Rock House were good. It was very quiet there as we were the only guests. Our transport, guide (Elijah) and driver (Oliver) were excellent. Elijah was very informative and patiently answered our questions about everything we saw. Our first day was very full, a long drive to Hell’s Gate, bike ride and gorge walk. Elijah suggested that we postpone the boat trip on Lake Navaisha to the morning we left Nakuru rather doing it on the way and this worked well. On the bike ride, our youngest struggled with an adult sized bike with bald tyres. Fine for us and our eldest though. The gorge walk was great as was the boat trip on Lake Navaisha.

    Lake Nakuru Lodge accommodation, food and setting was excellent - as were the game drives with Oliver and Elijah. We saw a lot more here and close up than we did in Ol Kinyei and the Masai Mara.

    Maji Moto Camp was an interesting experience. Again, we were the only visitors and the facilities & food were good. We visited the school before travelling to the Mara Adventure Camp but could have spent longer as there was a lot to see and our children enjoyed playing football etc with the school children.

    The Adventure Camp was brilliant. We had a packed schedule of game drives (up at 5.30 every morning) and George and Wilson (guide and driver) were a lot of fun. They played football with us and were very entertaining on bush walks and game drives. We felt all the staff at the Adventure Camp worked really hard to make the experience an enjoyable one - from preparing the food, supplying endless hot water and tea and making sure we got to see what we wanted. The Ol Kinyei conservancy is beautiful (although we saw more at Lake Nakuru).

    Our itinerary was good - it was busy and varied which suited us very well. We felt a bit rushed on Day 1 - in hindsight, it really was too much for one day. The day we travelled to the Masai Adventure Camp was also time pressured and we had a to cut short our visit to the school.

    Overall, 5/5 - an unforgettable experience.

    MissingTim Sheppard reviewing Maasai Family Adventure on 11 November 2014

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