Karisia Walking Safaris

Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

At a Glance

  • Fully-serviced mobile camping with wonderful guides and camp staff

  • An authentic walking safari experience supported by camels

  • A wildlife and cultural experience in equal measure with Masai and Samburu guides

  • An exciting wilderness experience exploring Laikipia

  • Perfect for families, children love being outdoors with camel riding and fishing as well as walking

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The main season is in January and February, when the weather is hottest and driest. At this time, the animals in the wildlife parks tend to congregate more around the watercourses, making them easier to spot.

Northern and eastern Kenya temperatures vary from highs of up to 40°C during the day to less than 20°C at night. Rainfall in this area is sparse and, when it does occur, is often in the form of violent storms. July is usually the driest month, and November the wettest.

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Rock climbing is such a fun activity you can do while on a Karisia walking safari. The guides are all well trained and look after you as you scale the most epic rock faces.

With this one of a kind walking safari you'll be up close and personal with the nature and wildlife of Laikipia!

Call us on 020 3993 5269 to start planning your holiday to Karisia Walking Safaris or take a look at our itineraries to Kenya


Karisia Walking Safaris is an award-winning safari company specialising in walking safaris and supported by camels. Walking safaris are a unique and exciting way to experience a safari and gain a whole new understanding and respect for the bush.

Karisia Walking Safaris is an exciting and unique way to explore the remote Laikipia region of Kenya and enjoy an off-the-beaten-track experience. With accommodation in fully-serviced luxury mobile camps, Karisia is the perfect balance between an adventurous walking safari by day and comfortable camping by night. Each walk-in tent provides comfy mattresses and luxury bedding, and each is equipped with a headlamp and solar lights as well as a toilet, wash basin and hot water shower behind your tent. A small veranda area is created with director's chairs so that you can enjoy the view. Camp is broken down each day by a team of dedicated staff and transported by camels to the next site, leaving you free to walk with just a day pack.

Karisia Walking Safaris range in length from a two night hike to a six night trail and as they are completely exclusive and tailored to individual guests, there is something to suit everyone. Walking safaris give you the chance to see the bush from a whole new perspective and it is on a walking safari that you gain a better understanding of the smaller elements of the bush that you would normally miss on a game drive. As well as the wildlife that you will see, the walking safaris are led by Samburu guides who will give you an authentic insight into their rich history and culture.

Each safari traverses through some of the most beautiful areas in Kenya and gives you the chance to see some of the rarer animals such as aardwolfs, wild dog and the white-tailed mongoose. All of the walks are led by local Masai and Samburu guides, who all have an extensive knowledge of the area and the wildlife, as well as being excellent company and engaging with younger participants.

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Traditional walk-in safari tents with comfortable mattresses and luxury bedding, head lamps, solar lights, make-shift veranda with chairs, wash basin, toilet and hot bucket shower behind each tent.


Children aged 4 and over are welcome at Karisia Walking Safaris, and walks are tailored to accommodate the family.


Focused on walking and exploring the bush that you safari through, learning about tracking wildlife and enjoying some wonderful wildlife encounters. There is also the potential for fishing and camel riding depending on the specific safari.



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Karisia Walking Safaris designs each trip departure around their guests. As you move to a new camp each day you'll experience new scenery, wildlife and activities of the region. Perfect for adventurous and outdoorsy campers looking for their next great journey or a family on the hunt for a once in a lifetime experience.


  • Fly Fishing in Northern Kenya

    If you want to try something really different during your holiday then why not take a fishing trip up to Lake Rutundu or Lake Alice. Situated at 10,000 feet above sea level, on the slopes of Mount Kenya this is a totally unique fly fishing experience.

  • Game Drives in Lewa Downs

    Explore this beautiful area of Kenya with your professional safari guide in search of some of the fantastic wildlife of Laikipia. Enjoy the opportunity to track and view some of the critically endangered white and black rhino of the conservancy.

  • Walking Safaris in Laikipia

    Explore the African bush on foot with your experienced guide and tracker. A fantastic opportunity to experience a different perspective, away from the noise of a safari vehicle.

Holiday Ideas

  • Expedition in Kenya

    Nairobi, Laikipia & Maasai Mara.

    from £6500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Fully immerse yourself in the wilderness of northern Kenya as you explore this region on foot and on camel-back. No Wi-fi. No phones. Just you and the astonishing wildlife.
    • For us, guides can make or break a safari. You will have a combination of local Samburu tribes and expertly trained guides to enhance your experience throughout your adventure.
    • Lose yourself in Laikipia, a playground for adventure seekers. As well as walking through the wilderness, you’ll have the opportunity to experience rock climbing, camel riding and wild swimming.

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Laikipia, Northern Kenya, Kenya

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