Karisia Safaris offer various levels of walking safaris through the wilderness of Laikipia, supported by camels and outfitted from their base camp, Tumaren.
Karisia is owner run by Kerry and James Christian and this immediately gives the whole experience a personal and exclusive feel. Fundamentally specialising in walking adventures, Karisia is ideal if you wish to escape into the bush and enjoy a private walking expedition which can include game viewing, but is also often orientated towards birding, wilderness and cultural experiences.
How much game you see depends on the focus of the trip – some areas are very good for game viewing, especially close to Tumaren Camp; their home and base camp, whilst in the community areas of Laikipia the game concentrations are much less. The walking can blend from tracking big game to climbing mountains and exploring forests. Different price options and levels of comfort offer good flexibility, and guiding, food and service is always of a good standard. All in all, a great option for exploring the exclusive wilderness on foot.
|Access||Scheduled flight into Nanyuki (2 hours) and Loisaba (1.5 hours) / Charter flight into Kimancho (30 mins)|
|Pricing||£££££ (various options)|
|Camp Style||Adventure camping|
|Focus||Walking / Birding / Culture / Big game|
|Children||No age restriction|
|Activities||Guided walking trails / Game drives (day and night) / Fishing / Rock climbing / Camel riding / Beading / School and market visits|
|Maximum Guests on Vehicle||6 (although limited vehicle use on walking trails)|
|Private Vehicle Options||N/A|
|Number of Rooms||Flexible on walking trails / 6 tents at Tumaren Camp|
|Family Accommodation||Inter-connecting tents on luxury walking trails and when fly camping / 2 family tents at Tumaren Camp|
|Bathroom||Long drop toilets / Bucket shower on trails and plumbed shower at Tumaren|
|Power for charging||Not on trails, only at Tumaren Camp|
|Room Safe||No (valuables can be given to the guide)|
|Communication in room||No|
|Mobile Reception||Yes (sporadic)|
|Dining Style||Trails are exclusive / Communal at Tumaren (private on request)|
|Drinks Included||House drinks except on Air B&C|
|Credit Cards||Not accepted|