Walking Wild

Walking Wild is a specialist walking trail operated across the Lewa Conservancy and down into the Il Ngwesi Community lands

Walking Wild is a superb safari option for anyone who is keen to explore the wilderness on foot with a superb guide. The operation is owned by a charismatic guide Lipan Kitonga, known as Kitonga, who is a superb tracker and knows his patch of Africa like the back of his hand – he grew up in a village on nearby Il Ngwesi. Kitonga is tall and can ‘stride out’, and the terrain is hilly in sections, so the walk is most suitable to reasonably fit walkers. However, as each safari is exclusive, there is no requirement to ‘keep up with the group’ and Kitonga will set a pace that works – when tracking game and talking about the bush, the pace is naturally slow. The initial couple of days of walking are usually undertaken on the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy where game concentrations are high and Kitonga will have the chance to track rhino. Longer walks (3 nights and upwards) will then explore the Il Ngwesi Community lands to the north, where the experience changes to be more cultural and wilderness orientated. The camping set up is comfortable but very mobile, and food is wholesome without being sophisticated. Walking Wild is a wonderful option if you are keen and happy to set out on an adventure.

ACCOMMODATION

Walking Wild is booked on an exclusive basis with a minimum of two guests for a two night stay (and maximum of eight guests). Each night is spent in comfortable fly-camps, operated by a full safari crew. Accommodation is in walk-in mosquito…

AREAS & ACTIVITIES

The Lewa Wildlife Conservancy comprises part of the Lewa-Borana Conservancies which, together with neighbouring Borana Conservancy, form a 93,000-acre landscape which is an important wildlife corridor between Mount Kenya and…

Families

Families with older children keen on a walking and camping adventure will love Walking Wild. Kitonga is a star, and active and adventurous teenage children will learn a huge amount about Africa and the bush. It is just not…

Conservation & community

The Lewa-Borana Conservancies conservation success story started on the Craig family land and is today one of the most successful rhino protection projects in Africa. In addition to conservation efforts…

LocationLewa and the Laikipia Escarpment
AccessScheduled or Charter flight to Lewa (45 minute drive from camp) or by road from Lewa Wilderness (45 minute drive from camp)
OpenJune to October and December to March
Pricing£££££
Camp StyleAdventure camping
FocusWalking / Big game / Culture / Adventure
Children8 years +
ActivitiesWalking / Rhino tracking / Visiting villages
Number of Rooms8 people maximum (each trip is private)
Family AccommodationNo
BathroomShort drop toilet / Bucket shower
Power for chargingNo
LightingLanterns
HairdryerNot possible
Heating/CoolingNo
Room SafeNo
Laundry ServiceComplimentary
Communication in roomNo
Wi-FiNo
Mobile ReceptionNo
SwimmingSome swimming in rivers
WellnessNo
Dining StyleCommunal
Drinks IncludedHouse drinks
Credit CardsPossible via Lewa Wilderness but not in camp