• Amboseli
  • Camel Safari
  • Northern Kenya
  • Ol Malo
  • Samburu Culture
  • Walking
  • Wildlife

13 day camel safari with the Samburu tribe of Northern Kenya

A unique cultural and wildlife experience. Game drive, hike and camel ride through three of Kenya’s most dramatic parks, all in typical Tropical Ice luxury

One of the lasting memories our visitors take home from the Great Walk of Africa is the time they spend with our guards: Mohamed, Tioko, Lajori, Washi and Ekutan. These men, who are all Samburu warriors, contribute so much to our Great Walk, not only by providing security but also in their gentle, self- effacing charisma. They speak little English but have no problems in communicating their intimate knowledge of the bush. Our clients are invariably inquisitive about their world: where do they come from? What do they do during their day? What sort of country do they move in? Why do they carry spears? Samburu people live very close to the earth, still following a life pattern that has remained unchanged for over 600 years. Tioko, Lajori, Washi and Ekutan represent a people whose traditional style of life is rarely seen on our planet today, and is sadly diminishing due to the  inevitable encroachment of the modern pressures. ‘Kenya’s Wild Frontier’ presents the opportunity to step in their world.

This new adventure will conveniently fit into a two-week vacation. From Nairobi we will fly up to Ol Malo wildlife conservancy, which is a private 4,500 acre sanctuary, located on the edge of Samburu country. Here we can hike and game drive. Elephants, giraffe, zebra and impala abound at Ol Malo, as well as the elusive leopard, greater kudu and African wild dogs.

We then make a short flight to Milgis camp, which will be the base for our five day walking safari into the dramatic landscape that characterises Samburuland. We will move every day using five different camps. There are no roads in this region, and camels will carry all our luggage and camping equipment. Our safari will culminate with a flight down to the base of Kilimanjaro, where we will spend time in a private Tropical Ice camp on the edge of Amboseli national park. This is one of East Africa’s most accessible elephant regions, as well as the home of lion, leopard, wildebeest, hyena, giraffe, cape buffalo, and zebra. To photograph these animals with snowy Kilimanjaro rising as a backdrop, is to capture one of Africa’s most magnificent scenes.

Whether we are operating on the endless plains of Kenya’s Tsavo, or in India, Japan or Botswana, the most important element is our insatiable need to get away from the travelling masses. It isn’t easy these days, and it’s getting harder all the time. To visit Samburu country in northern Kenya is to leave the modern world behind, venture where few tourists tread and experience a true wilderness environment –  all the criteria by which Tropical Ice judges a safari to be viable, and where we excel.

Whether we are operating on the endless plains of Kenya’s Tsavo, India, Japan or Botswana…the most important element is our insatiable need to get away from the traveling masses; to leave the pressures of modern life as far behind us as possible. It isn’t easy these days, and it’s getting harder all the time…but we believe it’s our mission, it’s what we’re in business for, and we think we are pretty good at it. This new adventure will conveniently fit into a two-week vacation. From Nairobi we will fly up to Ol Malo wildlife conservancy, which is a private 4,500 acre sanctuary, located on the edge of Samburu country. Here we can hike and game drive. Elephants, giraffe, zebra and impala abound at Ol Malo, as well as the elusive leopard, Greater kudu and African wild dogs.

We then make a short flight to Milgis camp, which will be the base for our five day walking safari into the dramatic landscape that characterizes Samburuland. We will move every day using five different camps. There are no roads in this region, and camels will carry all our luggage and camping equipment. Our safari will culminate with a flight down to the base of Kilimanjaro, where we will spend some nights in a private Tropical Ice special camp on the edge of Amboseli national park. This is one of East Africa’s most accessible elephant regions, as well as the home of lion, leopard, wildebeest, hyena, giraffe, cape buffalo, and zebra. To photograph these animals with snowy Kilimanjaro rising as a backdrop, is one of Africa’s most magnificent scenes.

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Upcoming Safaris

To find out more about our safaris and express your interest in booking, please use the enquire button below and Iain or Alex will send you a detailed itinerary pdf and more information about how to proceed.

2019 Departures

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June 3 June 16 Fully Booked
June 17 June 30 2 spaces remaining

2020 Departures

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June 3 June 16 Open for bookings
June 17 June 30 Open for bookings
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