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.