Soysambu to the Coast
“Discover the Unexpected”. If you like to walk, if you have the time and would like a one-off experience of a lifetime, join our camel safari walking parallel to the Tanzanian border from Soysambu, in the centre of the Great Rift Valley, to the beautiful Kenyan South Coast.
This route should take us out of the Rift Valley, through parts of Kenya that are still as nature made them; highland forests to savanna grasslands, through thick thorn bushland, along dry river beds, to tropical coastal forests. Up hot hilltops and down bird-lined shores of lakes and beaches. As well as a few places where camels will be a first-time novelty to the people and the wildlife of Africa.
A 3 months, trip, which can be joined for a month at a time
15th September to mid December, 2023
Camels available: there are up to 18 stalwart camels walking to carry the supplies
Each section can accommodate a maximum of 12 walkers per section, and minimum of 6.
Cost:$6300 per 1 month leg per person
Operator: Bobong Camels John and Amanda Perrett
Where: Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya
When: Mid-September to mid-December (depending on pace)
Riding level: this is primarily a walking trek, where riding is not the main way of travel.
Daily distance: 12km on average
The camels on this walking safari are all part of a herd.
Much more wide in frame than the Arabian dromedaries, the camels in this part of Kenya can graze on a lot of green and fresh pastures.
There will be handlers for the camels, as they carry the camp along the route but they are certainly friendly and invite you to get to know them and interact with them.
You can spend nights in tents.
Lodges en route not included.
On this leisurely journey southeast, there will be time to enjoy the companionship of the camels and the people of Kenya along the way, the tranquillity of walking quietly amongst nature in its natural rhythm and pace of life following ancient wildlife and livestock migration trails. See as far as the distant horizons where the colours of sky and earth meet. Clear one’s mind and re-coup one’s energy in the still beauty of the bush.
Basic but nourishing lightweight food. Basic but comfortable lightweight equipment ie tent, (optional), chairs and tables, cooking and table ware, bush toilet (and shower for when water is available).
Water from sources available en route.
Conservation and Park fees, Campsites and the Lodge on the coast at the end.
Basic First Aid.
Flying Doctors Air evacuatio Insurance cover.
Copies of topical reading material and maps.
Lodges en route.
Personal belongings, including torches.
Personal medical insurance and needs. Personal water sterilization equipment. Personal occupations, ie painting equipment, binoculars, reference books, cards or games, etc.
Personal additional lightweight snacks or drinks.
Meals will be cooked in the camp kitchen at the stops.
Evening meals are freshly cooked and represent Jordanian cuisine, often with meat or chicken. Vegetarian options might be limited.
You’ll be served endless cups of tea throughout the trip.
Meals in Malaba and Petra are included in the price. We will be eating in typical local eateries, enjoying Mediterranean/Jordanian specialties.
We recommend long, light colored (linen) shirts, traditional jalabiyas and kandooras, or anything that blends in well, with the stunning landscapes, covers your skin from the strong sun, and makes it easy for you to sit on the camel and on carpets to have meals. Riding pants, are recommended or any type of pants that does not have a high synthetic material content, to avoid sliding on the camel.
To protect your head, it is recommended to wear a sheila, or safra, head scarf, which can also be purchased in Jordan. Footwear can be either barefoot, or sandals, that are fixed to the foot to avoid falling off while riding.
The nights in the desert can get rather chilly, so do include a pair of socks, and a warm jacket for the evenings.
Prices and Availability
Maximum of 12 walkers are accepted on this trip per leg. size of eight and minimum of two. You can join a group without riding and you will be transferred from camp to camp with the support vehicle.
This trip will not be accommodated by ADCRC. Amanda and John are fantastic guides and trekkers and very knowledgable of the camels and local population.
15. Sept 2023
USD 6,300 per person for a 1 month journey.
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