- Category: Camel Safaris Kenya
4 Days Tumaren - Ewaso Walk Camel Tour Kenya
Day 1: Nayasura Camp - Tumaren
A cool drink will greet you in camp after a short drive from our local airstrip or from Nanyuki if you choose to use the scheduled Nairobi / Nanyuki flight. A beautiful outcrop of stone overshadows the camp and you will have seen the feature from miles as you approached in the vehicle. The local Laikipia
Masai call these rocks Nayasura and stone chippings suggest that they have been used as a camp for millennia.
We too will use the rocks starting with a refreshing lunch and short rest in our classic roomy safari tents. After lunch we will head out on a short walk looking for game and getting a feel for the country. As the sun begins to set we will find ourselves at the crest of Nayasura with a blanket, drinks and bitings. As we enjoy our sundowners we will continue to spot game from our vantage point and watch as the baboons come back to roost on the face of the rock. A short descent will find us back in camp for a delicious dinner.
Day 2: Nyarara Camp
From Nayasura we will head out early after breakfast so to see as much game as possible on our walk north towards Nyarara Camp. Nyarara means Cheetah in Masai and the camp was given this name because of a large male that has been seen in the area.
Along our walk we will walk across large plains as well as mixed bush. Herds of Zebra, Oryx and Grant’s gazelle predominate on the large plains with smaller numbers of Jackson’s Hartebeest and Thompson’s Gazelle.
At camp we will arrive in time for lunch. The pack camels with our camp will have made a more direct route than us and so they will have arrived before us and set up most of camp before our arrival. After lunch we will follow our routine of resting, reading or badminton for the energetic and later another walk in the evening to a pretty spot for sundowners.
Day 3: Tumaren Ewaso Camp
Today we will be heading down toward the Ewaso Nyiro River, which runs along the eastern edge of the Laikipia Plateau and then turns eastward toward Samburu National Reserve. Along the way we will be looking for Eland, Steinbuck, Giraffe, Waterbuck, Grevy’s Zebra as well as all the tough-to-see predators such as Wild Dog, Hyena, Lion, Leopard or Cheetah. We will also be looking from high open points for Elephants.
When we arrive at the Ewaso Nyiro we may want to take a quick swim before lunch. After lunch, our rest and sundowners on a high rocky hillside we will return to our camp on the river for dinner and a toast to our adventure.
Day 4: Nairobi
Say goodbye in the morning to our team and after breakfast we will drive to our local airstrip or to Nanyuki for the Scheduled flight to Nairobi.