The Great Walk of Africa
Leaving the 21st century behind, you’ll embark upon a 11-day, 100-mile (160 kilometre) game tracking walk across the wilderness landscapes of Kenya’s Tsavo – the largest park in Africa. You will gain an understanding and appreciation for wildlife while following game trails along the Tsavo River past occasional First World War forts, past the place where the infamous “Maneaters of Tsavo” halted the British Empire in 1898. You will then hike the entire length of the palm-fringed Galana River, home not only to the largest elephant populations in East Africa, but also the unique maneless male lions. A recent study has shown that the Galana River now has a higher density of lions than the entire northern Serengeti.
It is said that to appreciate the wonders of the bush it is essential to mimic the behaviour of the game, so your days will begin at dawn and you will a enjoy peaceful siesta through the heat of the day. In addition to the miles covered on foot you’ll enjoy afternoon game drives through the late afternoon to maximise your wildlife encounters, ensuring the greatest and most varied experience possible.
This magnificent journey is a true adventure – a rare glimpse of the Africa first seen by the explorers on foot. At times adrenalin fuelled, at others idyllically peaceful and beautifully silent, this is the African wilderness in all its magnificent glory.
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You will love
- Untamed, African wilderness
- The sound of silence and the thrill of adventure
- History, wildlife and stunning scenery
- Huge elephant population and rare maneless lion
- A small group of like-minded adventurers
14 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS
DAY 1 | NAIROBI | 1 NIGHT
Arrive Nairobi and overnight in luxury hotel, located on Karen Blixen’s original farm.
Fly to Tsavo, afternoon at leisure in camp.
Walk the dense undergrowth and hippo trails of the Tsavo River, to Kichwa Tembo – a dramatic 3000 foot spire.
A 16km walk from Kichwa Tembo to the drier Maji Ya Chumvi amidst bountiful plains game.
Follow the Tsavo River 13km to the area of the famous ‘Maneaters of Tsavo’, spotting lions en route.
Drive to Tsavo Bridge, then walk to the beginning of the Galana River.
Walk 10km down the Galana River to Lugard Falls, game drive in the afternoon.
Enter open, semi-desert arid country where the river is wide and dotted with palms and sandy beaches. Game here is plentiful and easier to spot.
A 16km walk and a late afternoon game drive along the river.
DAYS 10 & 11
Contiue along the Galana river and game drive in the afternoons. Likely to encounter maneless lions.
Walk around 23km to Sala Gate, the conclusion of the walk.
Drive from camp to the Indian ocean for some R&R on the beach.
Fly to Nairobi to continue with your onward arrangements or begin your journey home.
DATES & PRICES:
Check with The Classic Safari Company for scheduled departure dates and prices.
NEED TO KNOW
14 days / 13 nights
14 days / 13 nights
Please enquire for pricing
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START: Nairobi, Kenya | Finish: Nairobi, Kenya
Departures June to October
Multiple dates available
Single supplement may apply
Flights and insurance on request
Terms and conditions apply – please request a copy of our booking form for all details.
Price is subject to change due to currency fluctuation and unforeseen changes beyond our control
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