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Kenya

Lewa Wilderness Walking Wild

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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 beginning from Nairobi with a short flight to Lewa Downs and then a transfer to Lewa Wilderness for a night before exploring the wilds of Kenya. 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 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 four to five hours before breaking for lunch under shady acacia trees. There is a rest during the hot afternoon, and then the evening walk continues to the new campsite.

All along the route, guides teach tracking techniques and other vital bush skills. Travelers are educated on a wide variety of topics, from the region’s various ecosystems to traditional Maasai customs. A night under the African stars provides opportunity to see elusive nocturnal animals that are rarely glimpsed on the typical game drive.

Accommodations during the journey consist of sleeping in dome-shaped tents with shade netting with a flysheet to protect from rain. Basic bedding includes a bedroll on the floor with sheets and blankets. A basic short drop bathroom and bucket shower are available too. While camping, all meals are eaten outside under the stars for a fully-immersive experience of this beautiful land. The safari walk begins and ends at Lewa Wilderness, one of Kenya’s oldest safari destinations, where for over forty years the Craig family has been welcoming guests to their home. Many guests combine a stay at Lewa Wilderness with the Walking Wild experience.

Activities available on the Walking Wild trek include horse and camel rides. Day and night game drives take place from Lewa Wilderness Lodge at the beginning and end of the journey. There are also exciting visits to prehistoric sites and cultural visits to local communities and schools too.

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Kenya

Lewa Wilderness Walking Wild

PLAN MY TRIP

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 beginning from Nairobi with a short flight to Lewa Downs and then a transfer to Lewa Wilderness for a night before exploring the wilds of Kenya. 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 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 four to five hours before breaking for lunch under shady acacia trees. There is a rest during the hot afternoon, and then the evening walk continues to the new campsite.

All along the route, guides teach tracking techniques and other vital bush skills. Travelers are educated on a wide variety of topics, from the region’s various ecosystems to traditional Maasai customs. A night under the African stars provides opportunity to see elusive nocturnal animals that are rarely glimpsed on the typical game drive.

Accommodations during the journey consist of sleeping in dome-shaped tents with shade netting with a flysheet to protect from rain. Basic bedding includes a bedroll on the floor with sheets and blankets. A basic short drop bathroom and bucket shower are available too. While camping, all meals are eaten outside under the stars for a fully-immersive experience of this beautiful land. The safari walk begins and ends at Lewa Wilderness, one of Kenya’s oldest safari destinations, where for over forty years the Craig family has been welcoming guests to their home. Many guests combine a stay at Lewa Wilderness with the Walking Wild experience.

Activities available on the Walking Wild trek include horse and camel rides. Day and night game drives take place from Lewa Wilderness Lodge at the beginning and end of the journey. There are also exciting visits to prehistoric sites and cultural visits to local communities and schools too.