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 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

Lewa is a 62000 acre wildlife conservancy, made up of around 48000 acres of privately owned land (predominantly by the Craig family whose family has been in the area since 1924), and 14000 acres of national forest. It lies on the transitional zone…

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

In the 1980s the Craig family, owners of Walking Wild, set aside 5,000 acres of land for the Ngare Sergoi Rhino Sanctuary where the rhinos thrived and the family turned the farm into a conservancy. Lewa operates one of the…

Location Lewa and the Laikipia Escarpment
Access Scheduled or Charter flight to Lewa (45 minute drive from camp) or by road from Lewa Wilderness (45 minute drive from camp)
Open June to October and December to March
Pricing £££££
Camp Style Adventure camping
Focus Walking / Big game / Culture / Adventure
Children 8 years +
Activities Walking / Rhino tracking / Visiting villages
Number of Rooms 8 people maximum (each trip is private)
Family Accommodation No
Bathroom Short drop toilet / Bucket shower
Power for charging No
Lighting Lanterns
Hairdryer Not possible
Heating/Cooling No
Room Safe No
Laundry Service Complimentary
Communication in room No
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Reception No
Swimming Some swimming in rivers
Wellness No
Dining Style Communal
Drinks Included House drinks
Credit Cards Possible via Lewa Wilderness but not in camp