Saturday: Nairobi Hotel
You will be met at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and taken to your hotel.
Sunday: Sinyai Lugga
Fly from Wilson Airport in Nairobi to Nanyuki where you will be met by your Karisia Guide and driven to the stunning Sinyai Lugga (a dry river bed). In camp you will be greeted by our team of cooks, camel guys, and guides. After a refreshing lunch you will enjoy a rest before a short evening walk and sundowners on a tall promontory with a commanding view. Greater Kudu inhabit the hillsides that slope down toward our camp and you can scan for these elusive animals. Back at camp you will find a welcoming campfire on the edge of the sandy lugga. Sit down dinner under the stars.
We will begin our walk climbing the Sinyai Lugga, looking for game like Kudu, and Klipspringers. We may pass local Masai singing to their livestock as they call them down to water from wells dug in the sand. After a couple kilometres in the lugga we will ascend the western hillside and follow a ridge toward a basin holding an incredible rock outcrop in its midst that resembles a giant sand castle. The local Laikipia Masai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia. We too will use the rocks starting with a refreshing lunch and short rest in our classic roomy safari tents. After lunch we will head out on a short walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country. As the sun begins to set we will find ourselves at the crest of Nayasura with drinks and bitings, watching the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock.
Tuesday: Narara Camp
From Nayasura we will head out early after breakfast so to see as much game as possible on our walk north towards Narara. Along our walk we will walk across large plains as well as mixed bush. Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant’s gazelle predominate on the large plains with smaller numbers of Jackson’s Hartebeest and Thompson’s Gazelle. In the mixed bush we find Dikdiks, Gerenuk, Impala and Lesser Kudu if we are lucky enough to see them. At camp we will arrive in time for lunch. The pack camels with our camp will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived before us and set up most of camp before our arrival. After lunch we will follow our routine of resting, reading or badminton for the energetic and later another walk in the evening to a pretty spot for sundowners.
Wednesday and Thursday: Tumaren Ewaso Camp – 2 nights
Today we will be heading down toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way we will be looking for Eland, Steinbuck, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Grevy’s Zebra. When we arrive at the Ewaso Nyiro we may want to take a quick swim before lunch. In the afternoon we will go for a stroll along the river. The following morning we will walk to some beautiful rocks for a brunch and if anyone wants to rock climb this is the perfect place to try it out. We will then enjoy a picnic on the river with a quick dip to cool off before a siesta. In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to drive to a Masai Manyatta to learn more about Masai Culture or else walk up to a rock for a sundowner.
After breakfast and bidding farewell to the team you will be driven back to Nairobi and if you want can go shopping, visit the Giraffe Centre and if you have time go for a meal before the evening flight.