This itinerary’s name says it all. Seeing elephants as you drive across the mara plains and the next day trek for Gorillas. The ultimate adventure with some active elements. Getting close to nature can only be possible in one way, on foot. And this is an ideal cross country itinerary giving the best of both worlds.
Day 1: Nairobi
Arrive into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport located in the capital city, Nairobi. After clearing customs and immigration procedures, you are met by our representative, who will be waiting for you outside of the airport; he will be holding a sign with your name. Afterwards, you are transferred to your hotel, where our representative assists you with check-in. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, meet your representative who escorts you to your vehicle for your transfer to Tamarind Hotel. Lunch and dinner under your own arrangements. Located minutes away from both of Nairobi’s airports, Tamarind Tree Hotel is a new 4-star hotel located in Langata, Nairobi. The hotel features 160 guest rooms and suites that include 12 inter-connecting rooms. Meals are served at the Tamambo a la carte restaurant while the Duka Coffee Shop offers the best of Kenya’s coffee. Its two heated pools are perfect for a quick dip and the state-of-the-art gym is just right for fitness enthusiasts. Tamarind Tree is a five-minute walk from the iconic Carnivore Restaurant and close to the popular Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Centre. The hotel works well for first night arrivals and dayrooms prior to departure.
Day 2: Laikipia
After breakfast, you are transferred to Wilson Airport where you board your scheduled flight to Nanyuki Airstrip. On arrival you will be met by Karisa guide and transfer to Karisia where you will start your walking Safari. Luxury Tent OVERNIGHT Tale Camp
Day 3: Laikipia
Walking safari through Karisia. A tall rocky outcrop will be visible for miles before you arrive. It’s called Nyasura used for millennia by hunters and others seeking shelter. Ancient graves, flints and pounding stones called boluses are all in evidence around the rocks and particularly the caves. You camp beside Nyasura and in the evening after a jaunt about scale its slopes for a view and a sundowner. OVERNIGHT Ewaso Nyiro Camp
Day 4: Laikipia
Today traverse the rich Acacia bush country that thrives with plains game as well as the predators that like to eat them. It is not uncommon to run into a Lion, Leopard, Hyena or Wild dog along the course of this safari. With the riding camels carrying the heavier cameras, water and snacks you venture forth each morning while the bulk of the remaining camels bear the tents, fly sheets and kitchen straight on to the next camp. This safari finishes on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River, the second largest river in Kenya. OVERNIGHT Ewaso Nyiro Camp.