Walk The Northern Serengeti
20 Nov – 31 Mar*
(*) Excludes 20 Dec – 5 Jan
3 Days, 2 Nights
Start & End Points
About This Asilia Adventure:
Between November and March, the far northern Serengeti is blissfully devoid of other travellers who are largely concentrated in the south of the park, seeking out the migration herds. Within the Asilia team, it’s one of our favourite times to be at Sayari, enjoying the wildlife and endless savannah landscapes with no other travellers around.
This short walking adventure enables you to get out on foot and enjoy a walking safari in the wild, and a night of fly camping under the stars. The walk is over undulating terrain but without any particularly steep climbs and takes around five hours each way at a regular walking safari pace. The fly camp location is a special spot, with incredible views over the Mara River and beyond into Kenya’s Masai Mara and its distant escarpment.
You will be walking in big game territory, so you’ll be accompanied by a highly qualified and armed walking guide who is there to ensure your safety, as well as show you the tracks and signs of the bush, identifying birdlife and any flora and fauna you come across on your explorations.
What Is Included In This Adventure?
Park and concession fees, all meals from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3, house drinks (soft drinks, beers, house wine, and local spirits), fly camp accommodation and your tent which is kept at Sayari Camp, the 1st night at Sayari Camp, Asilia conservation charge, and Medevac cover.
Snapshot of this Asilia Adventure
Arrive at Sayari Camp sometime today (normally before lunch) and enjoy a shared game drive with the knowledgeable guides at camp, exploring this beautiful area in the northern Serengeti.
This evening, you’ll meet your guide who will accompany you on the walking safari and hear more about the days ahead.
Overnight: Sayari Camp
After an early breakfast, depart Sayari with daypacks and set off on a walking safari for two to three hours, depending on the wildlife you encounter along the way. There is no rush or agenda, so take your time and savour this wild and unspoilt part of the Serengeti, and all of the sights, sounds, and smells which are so easy to miss when out on a game drive.
Stop for a picnic lunch in a shady spot and enjoy a rest before you set off again in the mid-afternoon for another couple of hours of walking, reaching your fly camp in the late afternoon. Relax here and enjoy some well-deserved sundowner drinks, and enjoy time around the campfire before dinner is served. If it’s a clear night, enjoy the chance to stargaze far away from the lights of camps or towns – it is quite unforgettable!
Overnight: Fly camp
Wake at sunrise and enjoy breakfast cooked over the campfire by the fly camp team, before setting off on your walking safari back to Sayari. Depending on your fitness, the weather, and other factors, you’ll either return to camp for a late lunch or have a picnic lunch on the way to camp.
Good To Know
Simple but comfortable Meru tents (standing height with proper double or twin beds) with ensuite bathrooms (bucket showers and flush toilets). Towels and bedding are provided. Additionally, a mess tent is provided for meals undercover in case of rain, but meals are served outdoors wherever possible.
You will leave your main luggage at Sayari Camp and we will transport overnight bags to the fly camp so you only need to carry a small daypack. Your tents at Sayari will be retained in case of extreme weather and you need to turn back. The fly camp is booked on an exclusive-use basis.