A Walk in the Wild

Join the 11-Day A Walk in the Wild by Albatros East Africa and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that this region has to offer. Resting in the magnificent Great Rift Valley and presided over by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya is characterized by hauntingly beautiful natural landscapes of forested hills, patchwork farms, wooded savanna and vast forests brimming with an extraordinary abundance of wildlife. The nation’s diverse range of traditional African cultures are influenced by over 70 unique ethnic groups from the Maasai, Samburu, Kikuyu, and Turkana tribes to the Arabs and Indians settled on the coast. Add to this: an exquisite tropical coastline fringed with breathtaking golden sand beaches; gorgeous coral gardens providing excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, and a slew of lively beach resorts, and it is easy to see why so many visitors flock here from around the world to experience a truly unique African adventure in one of the world’s most pristine safari destinations.

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Ololo Safari Lodge, Nairobi National Park

When you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, an Albatros Travel representative will greet you and give you a quick safari orientation before transferring you to Ololo Lodge in Nairobi National Park.

Day 2: Karisia 3 Night Walking Safari

You will have an early breakfast this morning and then check out and transfer to Wilson for your flight to Nanyuki. The Karisia team will greet you at the Nanyuki airstrip as you begin your 3-night Walking Safari.

Day 3-4: Karisia 3 Night Walking Safari

You will go for a morning walk and an evening walk. An early start maybe arranged to take advantage of every opportunity at finding game and particularly some predators. You will cover a wide variety of scenery ranging from a rocky outcrop to rich green bush, where it is not uncommon to come across lions, hyenas, wild dogs and leopards.

Along the way, learn a lot about the bush with your guides pointing out plants and their various medical uses, the different animal tracks and droppings you come across and the many species of birds you will see. Spend the afternoon relaxing, swimming and fishing by the river before taking an evening walk to a sundowner spot with wonderful views of Mount Kenya. Continue to camp which has been set up and will be waiting for your arrival

Day 5: Maasai Trails, Loita Hills

This morning you will be driven to the Nanyuki airstrip for a flight to the western edge of the Great Rift Valley, just north of the Tanzanian border, in the Loita hills. It is here that Maasai guides from Jan’s Camp will come for a meet and greet and transfer you to the camp in time for lunch. After lunch, you can relax or take a short walk in the surrounding area before dinner is served after which you will be briefed on the following days’ trail.

Your Maasai guides will meet you with the pack donkeys. Once all the provisions and camp equipment has been packed, the donkey caravan will set off into the forest to set up the next camp. The mobile camps consist of comfortable 4×4 African Bell Tents with bedrolls, towels, linen and a wash basin outside. One shower tent and one short drop loo tent is set up for the camp. There is also a mess tent with bar area and a camp-fire situated nearby.

Due to the altitude of the Loita area and the terrain that we traverse, we do not plan to walk for longer than 6 hours a day. Within very short distances you can walk through very different ecosystems and habitats. Normally the walks are three hours in the morning, stop for a leisurely lunch then a further three hours in the afternoon.

Day 6: Maasai Trails, Loita Hills

Take your breakfast before your first walk with donkeys to Oltyiani, the highest peak in the Loita overlooking the Rift Valley. The donkey caravan will head off into the forest to set up the next camp once all of the supplies and camp equipment have been packed. Your guides, Maasai from the Loita area, are eager to share their customs and culture with you while teaching you bush lore. They are said to be the most traditional of the tribes, devoted to their ceremonies, rites of passage, and traditions.

Day 7: Maasai Trails, Loita Hills

The Ol Lasur Waterfall can be reached by foot. Leave camp around 9:00 a.m. and hike up to the Rift Valley’s edge, then descend to the waterfall about midday. Climb back up to have lunch at approximately 2:00 pm, overlooking the Rift, after a refreshing swim below the waterfall. At 5:00 p.m., return to camp for drinks and dinner by the river.

Day 8-10: Sentinel Mara Camp | Masai Mara

In time for lunch, you will be taken to the Sentinel Eco Camp. After lunch, you’ll have time for an afternoon nap and an evening wildlife drive, followed by a drink while watching the stunning sunset over the Mara, capping off a fantastic day on safari.

Day 11: Return home

You will be driven to the nearest airstrip after breakfast and check-out to catch your scheduled flight to Nairobi. At Wilson Airport, an Albatros representative and a driver will be waiting for you to proceed to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport  for your outgoing flight. Albatros Travel Kenya’s services have come to an end.