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Brian has always nurtured his passion for travel in his spare time. He's traveled the world, visiting over 40 countries. Over time, this passion grew to the point where he began to search for opportunities to work in the travel industry. He's been an African Specialist at Mango Safaris since early 2006.


Karisia Samburu led Walking Safari

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'Walking with our guides, and the intimacy this encouraged, meant our knowledge of local tribal customs and habits was also constantly being furthered...'
- Time Magazine



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Overview



This serviced Samburu led Walking Safari is fabulous as guest get to escape the constraints of a vehicle and lose themselves in Kenya's stunning wilds. You walk where no car will go, exploring new country every day with camels as your friendly beasts of burden. Your Samburu guides are fluent in natural history, English, Swahili, Maa, the local culture as well as providing a luxurious adventure. Every day is unique.

Kenya's diversity is reflected in its ecology, the lives of its people and the varied kinds of adventures you can find here.

Karisia Walking Safaris as the name suggests, specializes in Walking Safaris (that are supported by Camels), but every year we also lead or book many photographic safaris to East Africa's famous National Parks and its beautiful coastline.

A Walking Safari is the ideal means by which to travel through Kenya. Escape the constraints of a vehicle and lose yourself in Kenya's stunning wilds. We walk where no car will go, exploring new country every day with camels as our friendly beasts of burden. Our guides are fluent in natural history, English, Swahili, Maa, the local culture as well as providing a luxurious adventure. Every day is unique and every safari is custom designed to suit different interests.

Kenya lies on the equator and covers an area of 583,000 square kilometers, roughly the size of Texas or Spain. Kenya's climate varies greatly with altitude but it is, on average, quite temperate and comfortable. Kenya's peoples are comprised of 40 tribal ethnic groups, with distinct languages, customs and traditions. Kiswahili is spoken by most Kenyans but English is also widely encountered.

Drive or fly to Ol Donyo Uasin airstrip which is just northeast of the northern end of the Mathews Range. The flight is dramatic and beautiful and it gives a good sense of the country that we will be covering on our walk. The 6 hour drive from Nanyuki is also very scenic and those choosing to drive can be picked up from the scheduled flight into Nanyuki.

We will spend two nights at the our first camp to acclimate and to explore the back end of Mt. Kimaning. Here, we can try to see the elusive and endangered De Brazza Monkeys. The camp is in a beautiful glade beside a stream with big rock pools ideal for swimming.
On the second day we will walk up the river valley enjoying the river, cycads and hopefully, some De Brazza monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, or the secretive elephants.

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