Walking Safaris in Kenya

The best places to walk in wild kenya

Kenya is one of the best African countries to go to if you're looking for great wildlife viewing and all-round freedom.

The freedom to get out on foot in big game country, accompanied by a highly experienced guide is perhaps one of the most life-affirming

Kenya does offer one or two dedicated walking safaris, like this camel safari, led by samburu guides that takes you on foot through a sensationally wild part of Laikipia. Along the way your mobile camp is carried by camels.

However, perhaps more than dedicated multi-day walking safaris which are more the preserve of Zambia, Tanzania and Zimbabwe , Kenya is somewhere that has an excellent range of choices for safaris that allow you to walk as part of the safari.

This really shines a light on the "walking" part of a walking safari. The truth is that the best walks are never about the hike, but about the wildlife experience. Specifically they're about seeing large animals on foot without them seeing you. It's high-adrenaline grandmothers footsteps.

And some of the best walks...involve almost no walking. They can actually be more about sitting quietly - and unobserved - while watching wildlife it its natural setting. Often this can be best acheived by combining different modes of transport - and as importantly being prepared to change your game-viewing plans to suit the moment. 

Set off on a game drive and round a corner to find elephant approaching a dam to drink and you could turn a great wildlife sighting into one of the most enduring memories in your life by ditching the car to quietly make your way to a secluded spot and watch the animals on foot.

Most countries dont have the flexibilty to offer this approach, but in places like Laikipia this kind of freedom from regulations is what it's all about.

The best walks are never about the hike, but about the wildlife experience and seeing large animals on foot without them seeing you. It's high-adrenaline grandmothers footsteps”

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Walking safaris in Kenya

A camel safari with Samburu Guides

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A walking safari led by Samburu guides and supported by camels, combined with stunning bush homes

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Walking safaris in Kenya

Laikipia & The Maasai Mara

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An itinerary in the game-rich yet little visited Laikipia Plateau will give you lots of opportunity to fish, beautiful scenery and good Africa-style camping

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