Kenya Walking Safaris
Chyulu Walking Safaris/ Loita Escarpment
This is an adventurous journey and a real experience for everyone. It is 2330 meters above the sea level. People walk in a single file following a narrow path through thick forest and rocky ways. The walk starts at 6.30 am immediately after breakfast before the sun gets hot. Drinking water and packed lunch is carried for the day. As you climb you are able to see the beautiful scenery of the area, the flow of river Ewaso nyiro and its meandering, the beautiful and great scenery of the area, human settlements, Lake Magadi Factory. Along the way one meets Maasai coming down ferrying milk The escarpments is home to different indigenous trees some of which have medicinal value, the area has many springs of fresh water flowing and thousands of different bird species. What’s amazing, the place is evergreen, quite, so natural, cool and its air so pure. Lunch is taken at the water falls and the rest of the day is spent swimming and water chilling. We descend back to the camp early in the evening to arrive in time for dinner and accommodation.

 
4 DAYS WALKING TOURS:
Day 1
From Nairobi, a three hour drive westwards, brings us to the township of Narok. Here we will have a snack lunch and a drink before continuing for another two hours to the upper grassland plateau of the Loita Hills. Our walk starts from near the Masaai village of Morijo, and from here we will walk east and then south for about 3 hours till we reach a suitable campsite by a permanent stream. Dinner, as on each subsequent night, will be cooked over an open camp fire.

Day 2
After an early breakfast we cut up the east side of the valley and so into the start of the forests proper. Game trails are followed when ever possible. Note: because we use a different route through the forest each time, the difficulty of the terrain we will be crossing will not be known from one kilometre to the next. This night's camp is made after a long drop into one of the valleys. Alternatively your guide and one volunteer will drop down into the valley to collect the night's water requirements whilst the camp is set up on the ridge top.

Day 3
Still in the forests for a couple of hours, often quite hard going with fewer game trails to follow. By mid morning though, the area should be getting somewhat dryer as we approach the first escarpment dropping down into the Great Rift Valley. Suddenly it's open grasslands and rapidly we descend to the floor of this middle plateau and our camp on the Entosopia River. Good swimming and spectacular views. (usually the same camp for each crossing)

Day 4
Mid morning departure, walking along the edge of the escarpment towards where we will follow an old Land Rover track down to the Rift Valley floor. Vehicles will meet us at a convenient point. The drive back to Nairobi will then take us across soda flats of Lake Magadi, the largest soda lake in the world and so back across the Great Rift to arrive in Nairobi by early evening.

Equipment required by the client is minimal.- Stout walking shoes, socks. T shirt and shorts, long pants and long sleeved shirt, warm jumper and waterproof jacket, bush hat and tooth brush being about all. Please do not bring any scented cosmetics. We provide sleeping mat, bag and tent. All food, and cooking equipment and of course our professional guide/s.
6 Days Loita Hills/Nguruman Trekking Tour

Day 1: Nairobi- Ndarara Camp
Leave Nairobi at 10:00 am, drive through the farmlands at the edge of the Rift valley and descend the escarpments via the viewpoint with the vehicle to Narok town.
After 30 minutes drive from Narok town, disembark from the vehicle at Maji Moto then proceed to Ndarara Manyatta for lunch. After lunch, 2 hours walk to the main Ndarara camp for dinner and overnight. Lunch Dinner and Overnight at a Campsite

Day 2: Ndarara- Letukunyi
Depart soon after breakfast and thereafter leave Ndarara to Letukunyi; the walk will take 5-6 hours through the scattered bushes. Dinner and overnight at Letukunyi camp.

Day 3: Letukunyi- Morinjo
Leave Letukunyi camp early in the morning for an enjoyable walk before the sun is too hot. We will pass Narosora for lunch or to buy what might be out of stock. After spending an hour or two in this modern town in Maasai land, proceed to Morinjo. Dinner and Overnight at Morinjo campsite

Day 4: Morinjo -Enkototo
After breakfast, leave Morinjo. Walk through the forest: this is one of the few remaining true-forested wilderness area in East Africa. The walk wills Kate you 5-6hours.Dinner and overnight at Enkutoto Campsite

Day 5: Optional
We have two options:
  • We leave Enkutoto early in the morning passing along the left side of the Rift Valley via the Nguruman Escarpment to Nguruman town for dinner and overnight at a local hotel. Leave Nguruman on day 6 at around 11:00am for the transferback to Nairobi.
  • After breakfast leave Enkutoto not too early, walk leisurely for 4-5hours to Njoro campsite for dinner and overnight. In this camp an excellent view of surrounding areas, which include Lake Magadi Ngong Hills, Lake Natron, and all the way to Tanzania border on a clear day.
Day 6: Nguruman- Nairobi
After breakfast, descend down the escarpment and through small farms to Nguruman town for transfer back to Nairobi via Lake Magadi and the Olorgasaile prehistoric site so as to arrive in Nairobi late afternoon, transfer to the airport to fly back home.

Chyulu walking Safaris | Tsavo West

Day 1 Walking safari on Chyulu
Depart Nairobi around 0800, for the 3 hours drive down the Mombasa road to Kibwezi. Here we will leave the tarmac, and take a dirt road, (probably an optimistic term for it), for the 30 km to where we start walking to the caves. Sumptuous lunch is served and later in the afternoon an hours walk to the entrance of the caves. Afternoon spent exploring.

Day 2 Chyulu walking hill
Explore sections of one of the longest "Lava Tube" caves in the world - Leviathan. These caves, relatively rare worldwide, were formed when molten lava, of specific type and viscosity flowed down a slope of a specific angle. The surface layer cooled and solidified, but the lower part, still molten, continued to flow on down. At this point, somewhere up the hillside a collapse of the surface crust occurred through which air enters, and so a tube evacuated itself just below the surface. Afternoon and the evening spent down in the caves looking at some of the fascinating formations found therein - Sink holes, lava ropes, stalagmites and stalactites, benches and of course the secondary, water formed features.

Day 3 Safari walking on chyulu
Early morning departure by road for the top of the Chyulu Hills after breakfast. Superb walking country with gently undulating grasslands, interspersed with dense patches of forest. Possibility of viewing herds of eland and other antelope, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest with slightly lesser chance to see elephant, lion and buffalo and the other game that live in the area. Probable views of Kilimanjaro just 50 km away. Night will be spent along the crest. Probably cool and windy with low cloud in the early morning. (Therefore warm sleeping bag comes in handy).

Day 4 Chyulu Hills safari walk
Full day of guided walks with our experienced English speaking guide. All meals and overnight back at the camp.

Day 5 Walking safari on chyulu hills
Early morning game drive or short walk before a late breakfast / early lunch. It's then along the crest road and down the western side of the hills for the drive back to Nairobi arriving before nightfall.
We have various options of an extra day on the itinerary or less depending on the groups travelling.
Itinerary may be varied from 3 - 7 or more days and is often combined with a visit to Tsavo / Amboseli National Parks .