There is something wonderful about going on a camel trekking safari in Kenya. Firstly, it is more of a walking safari, led by a wonderful team of Samburu tribesfolk - Nomadic pastoralists who are still very true to their culture today in the 21st century. Learn all about the tribe, who wear their Samburu clothing, and what it takes to become a warrior, as well as learning all about they ways that they survive in the bush, the bows and arrows they make as well as the fires they produce with no matches.
Walk through beautiful terrain amongst wildlife, at a pace that you dictate. This is a completely private experience for yourself and your family. The camp will be set up for you each day and there is a choice of camp from rugged fly camping, with a comfortable bedroll in a small tent, to staying in a luxury tented camp, the size of a bedroom, but with canvas on the walls. After a day of walking, swimming in rivers and beneath refreshing waterfalls, return to the camp for your wonderful meal cooked over an open fire. The cuisine is delicious with freshly made bread, salads and tasty casseroles. Walk in the Laikipia or Samburu regions.
Alternately, you can spend just one night fly camping with your camels, either riding or walking alongside them, in the traditional manner of the northern Kenya tribes. Here one can take these wonderful voyages for up to 8 or 10 days, walking and riding with your guides and fellow crew, up to the Matthews Mountain region, which is beautiful, hilly and fertile. Bird watch along the way, learn about the smaller insects and the medicinal properties of trees and plants. This is what we call the essential slow movement safari, when time is no longer of the essence, but the journey is everything!
Perhaps start off by staying at a beautiful ranch or lodge in the Laikipia region or the Lewa area with its wonderful savannah grasses and renowned for its rhinos. Move slowly, each day an adventure, a revelation and perhaps you will even see or hear the elusive leopard. Picnic beneath an Acacia tree for a lunch of salads and a cold drink and perhaps a swim in the river - or even a siesta - before continuing on towards the mountains. This truly is a memorable and very different safari, where you will live life the way the early explorers did. Contact us now to plan your camel trekking safari in Kenya.
By Marcela Kunova - 20th April 2017
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