Lewa Wilderness’s Walking Wild safari provides three to five days of exciting exploration in the famous Lewa Wildlife Conservancy.
The Walking Wild safari is conducted on foot, assisted only by camels across the Lewa Plains and neighboring Il Ngwesi community. A minimum of two people is required to start the three to five-day adventure. Kitonga, a local Maasai “morani” warrior and expert guide, administers the safari and seeks to introduce as many adventurers as possible to the beauty of Kenya’s wilderness and wildlife. As a native of northern Kenya, Kitonga also has a passion to preserve the land and animals around him. Several endangered species call the area home, including black and white rhino, Grevy’s zebra, and sitatunga. Prolific plains game, predators, and other animals such as elephant and wild dogs are often sighted by guests.
A favorite of honeymooners, families and couples alike, the normal Walking Wild day begins early, but not before guests enjoy a full breakfast. During the early, cooler part of the day, the safari marches for five to six hours before breaking for lunch under shady acacia trees. The morning walk usually gets you to evening’s camp site and the afternoon walk is generally more relaxed.