Explore the Naboisho Conservancy on Foot
The Naboisho Conservancy of the Greater Masai Mara is perfect walking safari territory and our Kenya head guide, Roelof, 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.
A day on safari at Naboisho (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 for a briefing about the days ahead.
Good to Know
What Is Included In This Adventure?
One night at Naboisho Camp on game package basis on first 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 three nights, Asilia conservation charge and Medevac cover.
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 — with waterproofs, 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.