Explore the Naboisho Conservancy on Foot
1 Nov – 31 Mar*
(*) Excludes 20 Dec – 5 Jan
4 Days, 3 Nights
Start & End Points
Naboisho Camp to Ol Seki Airstrip
Please advise at time of booking so we can tailor the walking to your interests – either more wildlife-focussed or more focussed on long trekking. Our main programme is based on walking up to 20km per day, so requires a good level of fitness.
About This Asilia Adventure:
The Naboisho Conservancy of the Greater Masai Mara is perfect walking safari territory and our Kenya head guide, Roelof Schutte, loves nothing more than taking guests to explore this wild place on foot.
This trip is an ideal compromise for those wanting more than just one night of fly-camping but without either the time or fitness levels for our longer cross-Mara expedition (“Traverse the Mara Conservancies on foot”). Roelof is hugely experienced at leading walking safaris and has guided film- and documentary-makers across Kenya and sub-Saharan Africa, and is a passionate conservationist and wildlife photographer.
You will be walking in a big game area so should be prepared to encounter anything, including lion or buffalo, and must always follow the instructions of Roelof to ensure your safety.
Exploring on foot offers a unique perspective and is reminiscent of the early days of safari, where exploration was largely on foot or horseback. This slower, quieter approach allows you to get closer to more skittish wildlife, listen to birdcalls and track animals from their signs in the bush. For experienced safari-goers, this is the ultimate way to experience a safari and connect with the landscape you are exploring.
What Is Included In This Adventure?
One night at Naboisho Camp on game package basis on 1st night, airstrip transfers at start and end from Ol Seki airstrip to Naboisho camp, guiding by Asilia Safari Fundi, Roelof or equivalent for duration of the walking safari (morning of Day 2 to departure on Day 4), two nights fly-camping on full board basis (all meals and house drinks – soft drinks, local spirits, beers, house wines), retention of tent at Naboisho camp for the fly-camping nights, Naboisho conservancy fees for 3 nights, Asilia conservation charge and Medevac cover.
Snapshot of This Asilia Adventure
A day on safari at Naboisho Camp (either from a longer stay or arriving today) enjoying safari activities such as game drives or village visits in the afternoon. In the evening, meet your Asilia Safari Fundi, Roelof, for a briefing about the days ahead.
Overnight: Naboisho Camp
Depart on foot from camp in the early morning with a daypack containing a picnic breakfast and snacks, stopping along the way to track wildlife, learn about the flora and fauna you encounter, or simply to admire the scenery. You will typically walk for the whole morning, stopping in a shady spot at midday for a rest, and then heading out on a shorter walk in the afternoon to reach the camp. Depending on guests’ interests and fitness levels, wildlife sightings, and weather, it may also be possible to arrive at the fly camp for a late lunch and siesta.
The evening is spent enjoying a campfire-cooked dinner, drinks around the fire and spectacular stargazing if the sky is clear, and you will fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.
Overnight: Naboisho Fly Camp
The second day of walking, following a similar pattern to the previous day. If the camp stays in the same location you will go out on separate morning and afternoon walks, returning to camp to escape the heat of the day. If the fly camp is moved by our logistics team, this will be a full day of walking and exploring a new area, arriving in camp around 4 pm for a second evening out in the wilds.
Overnight: Naboisho Fly Camp
An early start for your walk back to Naboisho Camp this morning where you can collect your bags and be driven to the airstrip for the 11 am flight out. If your fly camp is too far away, you will be met part way by a driver from camp with your luggage and taken straight to the airstrip. Alternatively, you can extend your stay and spend another night or two at Naboisho Camp.
Good to know
Fly Camp Facilities
Canvas dome tent with bedrolls, proper duvets and pillows – twin share. There’s also a shower tent with a bucket shower, toilet tent, a basin with a jug of water for washing hands/face etc. Towels and bedding provided. There’s also a mess tent for meals undercover in the case of rain, but meals are generally served outdoors wherever possible. Guests will leave their main luggage at Naboisho Camp, and we will transport overnight bags to the fly camp, so guests only need to carry a small daypack.
NB. Fly camp may/may not move between 1st and 2nd night: depending on fitness levels of guests, weather conditions etc.
There can be intermittent and sometimes heavy rainfall between November and March, but typically not daily and the rainfall is often overnight or in the late afternoon. It is very rare that the rain is such that you would not be able to do a walking safari or fly-camp, as we have rainproof tents and a mess tent for dining if there is rain. However, you should come prepared for wet weather in case it does rain (waterproofs and decent footwear), and a sense of humour, too! The upside is that the air is clear, the land is green, and wildlife is fat and healthy. It’s a stunning time of year for birdlife and flowers that spring up across the conservancy, and one of the best times of year for photography.
Please Advise at Point of Booking
Fitness levels and preference on walking long distances or focussing more on wildlife tracking and covering less distance – we will do our utmost to take into account when planning your adventure.