- Temporary adventure camps
- Beautiful locations
- Camel Supported Walking Safaris
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.
- Small intimate safari camp
- Superb Wilderness location
- Fly camping & Bush Walks
- Fantastic for Families
- Country house feel
- Wilderness experience
- Fantastic facilities
- Beautiful landscapes
- Distinctive, elevated location
- Camel safaris and fly-camping
- Fishing, horse riding, bird watching
- Day & night game drives, bush walks
- High quality camp
- Fully inclusive
- Excellent game-viewing
- Strict eco-friendly principles
- Exclusive location
- Excellent wildlife
- Small swimming pool
- Family Friendly
- Pre / Post Mnt kenya stopover
- Basic but comfortable
- Good value
- Nice Gardens
- Aberdares National Park
- Rustic, traditional lodging
- Watering hole
- Wildlife viewing from the lodge
- Stunning panoramic views
- Excellent Game viewing
- Unique, luxury lodge
- Unusual Wildlife
- Romantic setting
- Remote Meru NP location
Dear Lisa, We are now back home and had a fantastic time. All the arrangements went seamlessly, transport and hotels were great. Laikipia was amazing, a very personal experience and they did all they could to accommodate everything we wanted to do. The river location was fantastic and ideal for the children as they got to swim in it. It is somewhere we would all like to return to. There might not have been the numbers that you get on the Masai Mara however we got to see lions with cubs, two black leopards, a golden leopard and the wild dogs as well as a huge number of other animals and birds. Thank you for suggesting to stay for 4 nights, it was just the right amount of time. The tamarin Hotel was a good choice as we were able to eat at the Carnivore restaurant which was an experience. Mauritius was lovely and relaxing, just what we needed after a very active time in Laikipia. Accommodation and service was great. Weather was good for most of the time, a few showers over the last couple of days. Thank you once again for organising it all. Sally
Sally M reviewing Laikipia Wilderness and Plains on 11 August 2023
It was a fantastic experience, thanks very much. All the arrangements were seamless and our guiding/support team were excellent, if there is a way for you to formally commend the team to your ground operators then I would be grateful if you could do that, they really were brilliant.
Many thanks for your help in arranging the trip, and for your patience during the multiple re-arrangements over the past couple of years.
Kind regards, John
John B reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 14 November 2022
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.
Finn R reviewing Mount Kenya Sirimon Naro Moru Trek on 10 May 2019