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Karisia Walking Safaris

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8/10

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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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Average Rating

based on 501 reviews

(5.00/5)

  • I had just the most incredible time on the climb.

    The team were incredible and just so accommodating. I really only have good things to say as it was such a great experience.

    George was as good as a guide as it gets, very articulate and made sure I was comfortable the whole way up with frequent briefings.

    MissingFinn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019

  • The trip was amazing everything was better than we could have imagined.
    There was a moment climbing the mount Kenya where my wife accused me of tricking her into doing this (half kidding) as some of the nights got pretty cold, but we were dressed well and the sunrise at the peak was astonishing.
    Safari was spectacular, Ben who was our main guide and driver was awesome! We saw everything excepts rhinos which were more of a hope than a reality. We also were able to watch a rock python eat a Thompson gazel live. It was one of the most interesting and unsettling things I have ever seen.
    Just overall, so many moments that make you think wow or I can't believe I am here. Thank you for your help in getting everything set up. I don't believe I could have booked the trip without your help and guidance. It was an amazing way to start our marriage and truly the trip of a lifetime!

    MissingWilliam K reviewing 11 Day Mount Kenya Trek and Masai Mara Safari Combined on 29 October 2018

  • We both suffered but enjoyed it immensely. Just how it should be!!!!
    Our route up the mountain, the Burguret trail is very arduous and certainly should not be used for people who are not very fit and experienced trekkers. It mainly followers animal trails through the forests and bog lands around the mountain. The Chogoria route down was great. The guide and porters were great. Wild camping means just that, really just what I wanted, but I have lived in Kenya.

    MissingJonathan B reviewing Mount Kenya: Burguret Chogoria Traverse on 24 September 2018

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