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21 Days Walking tour itinerary for kenya: Bush Walking, Culture, Wildlife, The Kenyan Way

Amboseli National Park, Chyulu Hills, Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park

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Walking Tour
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Camping Tour
Wildlife
Wildlife Tour

Go out and about in the wild to experience Kenyan culture, bush, and beaches; adventure at its best. At the of end of your safari, get a complementary night at one among many of Kenya's flagship luxury lodges; a favourite among travelers to sit back, dine, and unwind while watching animals from the comfort of your room.

DAY 01

Nairobi – Lake Baringo

Main destination: Lake Baringo

Accommodation: Budget Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • At 07:30 am, pick up from hotel, and assemble at the departure point in Nairobi.

  • After safari briefing, leave Nairobi in the morning and drive west to the edge of the escarpment where, stopping briefly at a viewpoint, the awesome panorama of the Great Rift Valley stretches out before you with the extinct volcanoes of Suswa and Longonot and the glistening waters of Lake Naivasha in the near distance. 

  • Descend to the Rift Valley floor and past Lakes Naivasha and Lake Elementaita to Nakuru town, where you stop for an early lunch; and proceed to lake Baringo, arriving early afternoon. 

  • Our day adventure in Baringo begins with boat ride and fishing expeditions as well as visit to the island.

  • Return to the camp/hotel for dinner & overnight.

DAY 02

Lake Baringo – Lake Nakuru

Main destination: Lake Bogoria & Nakuru

Accommodation: Budget Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, enjoy a walk beside the lake, followed by a visit to the local communities to interact with them, as we learn and experience their rich culture.

  • Set out for second leg of the safari towards Lake Bogoria, located inside Lake Bogoria National Reserve. 

  • Arrive in time for lunch at the shores of Lake Bogoria. Have picnic lunch by the lake side.

  • In the afternoon, explore Lake Bogoria National Reserve on a game drive, and walk around this spectacular lake in the heart of an arid landscape. 

  • The soda lake attracts massive flocks of flamingos and is often carpeted in pink, due to the high concentrations of these birds.

  • The western shore has hot springs. One can also find geysers shooting fountains of hot water high into the air and pools of hot water bubbling from the ground, spurting steam. The place is also known for bubbling geothermal pools. 

  • The fresh water springs at the lake's edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife.

  • Late afternoon, embark on drive to Nakuru town arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

DAY 03

Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha

Main destination: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha

Accommodation: Budget Hotel / Camp

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Early breakfast will be served at 06:00 am.

  • Later, with picnic lunch, leave for a day long extensive game drive at Lake Nakuru Park.

  • The lake is famous for its great concentration of birds, in particular the colourful pink flamingo that seasonally feed off of the abundant algae in the shallow waters of this soda lake. The park also serves as a conservation area for the endangered rhinos.

  • Drive up to the Baboon Cliff, the highest point in the park that offers scenic views of the park and its surrounding area, and is great for taking photos.

  • Embark on your afternoon game drive around the lake. See waterbuck, gazelle, buffalo, rhino, the rare Rothschild giraffe, and perhaps lion or leopard, which will also take you to lake Nakuru Makaria falls.

  • Leave Nakuru for return journey back to Nairobi, stopping en route at Lake Elementeita for a scenic view and photo taking.

  • Proceed to Lake Naivasha arriving late afternoon. Time permitting, you can join locals for an adventure fishing in the lake.

  • Dinner and overnight at a budget hotel or camp in Lake Naivasha.

DAY 04

Lake Naivasha & Hell's gates Park Adventure.

Main destination:Lake Naivasha&Hell's Gate Park

Accommodation: Budget Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • A short (5 min) drive to Lake Naivasha for breakfast served by the lake side. Lake Naivasha is one of the lakes in the region that offers views of different bird-life as well as other wild animals. 

  • Explore the lake in the morning hours with an optional boat ride and fishing activities. 

  • Lunch by the lake side prepared with fresh fish catches from lake Naivasha. 

  • After a short break, proceed on a short 10 min drive to Hell’s Gate national park for a walking and cycling tour accompanied by guide. 

  • Located in Naivasha area, this is one of the lowland parks in the country which you can walk through. The looming cliffs and the Hell’s Gate gorge itself are spectacular and home to a variety of birds and animals, such as zebra, baboons, Thomson's gazelle, antelope, cheetah, and leopards. Another main attraction is the Fischer’s Tower, a 25-m high calcium of volcanic rock. 

  • The Olkaria Geothermal power station, which uses one of the hottest sources of energy in the world, is also a spectacular site, with plumes of steam rising into the air. 

  • After Hell's gate adventure, return to hotel /camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 05

Naivasha - Masai Mara

Main destination:Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara

Accommodation: Budget Hotel

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Pick up after breakfast check out of the camp/ hotel in preparation to leave for Masai Mara.

  • At 09:00 am, depart Naivasha for your journey to Masai Mara. 

  • The journey will take you through vast Rift Valley with its extinct volcanoes and scenic views.  

  • Lunch at Narok Town and proceed to Masai Mara game reserve, arriving in time for afternoon game drive. 

  • This park offers you the chance to witness the 8th wonder of the world - the great Wildebeest Migration - between June and September.  

  • Even throughout the rest of the year, the park has all the wildlife you can imagine from the big five in the plains to rivers full of hippos and crocodiles. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. 

  • Meals and overnight at a budget safari camp in Masai Mara.

DAY 06

Masai Mara full day - Overnight Maji moto Loita

Main destination:Full day Masai Mara- Maji moto

Accommodation: Campsite

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, leave camp for a full day game drive. Picnic lunch will be served near the Mara river. 

  • The Mara is the land of African legend; lion are abundant throughout the park, as are elephants, giraffes, various gazelle species, and zebra. Cheetah and leopards are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino.

  • Late afternoon, go for last game drive as you exit the game reserve to Maji moto for dinner and overnight in preparation for a walking safari in Loita Hills.

DAY 07

Ndarara - Letukunyi.

Main destination: Maji moto - Letukunyi

Accommodation: Budget camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, leave Maji moto for Letukunyi, taking about 5-6 hours walk through the scattered bushes and exploring the beautiful Loita Hills in the Nguruman Escarpment through the forests where you see striking black and white Colombus monkeys.  

  • Occasionally, see leopard or bushbuck as you visit various secret waterholes. 

  • There are also a variety of highland birds to view, such as the turaco, parrot, hornbill, starling, sunbird, and the birds of prey. 

  • Dinner and overnight at Letukunyi camp.

DAY 08

Letukunyi - Morinjo.

Main destination: Marinjo

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Leave Letukunyi Camp early in the morning for an enjoyable walk before the day gets too hot.

  • Pass through Narosura for lunch or to buy what might be out of stock. 

  • After an hour or two in this remote town in  Maasai land, proceed to Morijo for dinner and overnight at Morijo campsite.

DAY 09

Morinjo - Enkutoto.

Main destination: Enkutoto

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, leave Morijo and walk through the forest, few of the remaining true-forested wilderness area in East Africa. 

  • The walk will take 5-6 hours across the rolling highlands up to Osupuko, the summit of the Loita Hills (8,660 ft.), with incredible views, before descending to the camp.  

  • This is a favourite roost for velvet monkeys. Walk through the forests and glades in search of bohor reedbuck, East African eland, warthog, and the striking black and white Colombus monkeys. Occasionally, one may see bushbuck while walking to Enkutoto for dinner & overnight.

DAY 10

Enkutoto - Njoroi

Main destination: Njoroi

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, leave Enkutoto, walking leisurely for 4-5 hours to Njoroi Campsite for dinner and overnight. 

  • In the camp, enjoy an excellent view of the surrounding area, such as Lake Magadi, Ngong hills, Lake Natron, and all the way to Tanzania border on a clear day. 

  • Dinner and overnight at the Njoroi campsite.

DAY 11

Njoroi - Ngurumani - Amboseli After

Main destination: Ngurumani

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, descend the escarpment through small farms to Nguruman town for transfer back to via Lake Magadi, meeting  driver guide at Ololgesalie prehistoric site.

  • Depart for a journey south to Amboseli national park with a lunch break at Emali town. 

  • Proceed to Amboseli, arriving in time for evening game drive with a scenic view of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the backdrop. 

  • Return to the camp for dinner & overnight.

DAY 12

Amboseli - Chyulu

Main destination: Amboseli National Park

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • At 06:00 am, proceed for an early morning pre-breakfast game drive.

  • Return to the camp for breakfast. 

  • After breakfast, proceed for a further extensive game drive then return to camp for lunch.  

  • After lunch, transfer with walking guide & porters to starting point of walking tour off the tarmac towards Chyulu Hills, located between Amboseli and Tsavo park. 

  • Proceed with walk to the campsite in Chyulu hills. 

  • Dinner & overnight at the campsite.

DAY 13

Chyulu hills walking Tour

OMain destination: Chyulu Hills

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Explore sections of one of the longest "Lava Tube" caves in the world - Leviathan. 

  • These caves, relatively rare worldwide, were formed when molten lava, of specific type and viscosity flowed down a slope of a specific angle. 

  • The surface layer cooled and solidified, but the lower part, still molten, continued to flow on down.

  • At this point, somewhere up the hillside a collapse of the surface crust occurred through which air enters, and so a tube evacuated itself just below the surface. 

  • Afternoon and the evening spent down in the caves looking at some of the fascinating formations found therein - Sink holes, lava ropes, stalagmites and stalactites, benches and of course the secondary, water formed features.

  • Dinner & overnight at the campsite.

DAY 14

Safari walking on Chyulu

Main destination: Chyulu Hills Hiking

Accommodation: Budget Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Early morning departure by road for the top of the Chyulu Hills after breakfast.

  • Superb walking country with gently undulating grasslands, interspersed with dense patches of forest.

  • Possibility of viewing herds of eland and other antelope, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest with slightly lesser chance to see elephant, lion, buffalo and other game that live in the area. Probable views of Kilimanjaro just 50 km away. Night will be spent along the crest. 

  • Probably cool and windy with low cloud in the early morning. (Therefore, warm sleeping bag comes in handy). 

  • Dinner & overnight at the campsite.

DAY 15

Chyulu Hills safari walk

Main destination: Chyulu Hills Walking

Accommodation: Budget camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Full day of guided walks with experienced guide explore this magnificent Chyulu wilderness with a visit the caves.

  • In the afternoon, proceed toward the edge of the park for dinner and overnight at the campsite.

DAY 16

Chyulu hills - Kimbezi - Tsavo West

Main destination: Tsavo West

Accommodation: Budget Hotel / Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast, depart Chyulu Hill park for a long walk towards the Mombasa - Nairobi road highway to meet driver guide at Kibwezi town; arriving in time for early lunch.

  • After lunch, drive along Mombasa road to Tsavo west. Enter the park through Mtitu gate. 

  • Sit back and enjoy game drive in this magnificent park en route to the camp or return for overnight at one of the budget hotels at Mtitu gate, arriving in time for dinner. 

DAY 17

Tsavo West - Tsavo East

Main destination: Tsavo East

Accommodation: Budget Hotel / Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch boxes for an extensive game drive in the vast Tsavo west park, taking you for a visit to Mzima springs where picnic lunch will be served

  • Continue with game drive in Tsavo, including visit to the rhino sanctuary.

  • Indulge in last game viewing as you exit Tsavo West for Tsavo East through Voi Gate.

  • Arrive in time for dinner & overnight at the camp or in budget hotel at Voi.


DAY 18

Tsavo East Full day - Ngutuni Sanctuary

Main destination: Ngutuni Wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation: Budget Hotel/ camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • At 06:00 am, have early breakfast.

  • With packed lunch boxes, depart for a full day game watching, in Tsavo East, the largest park in Kenya which covers an area of 13,747 km2.

  • Continue with afternoon game drive en route to Aruba Dam, a water hole where animals come to drink water. Physical attractions include Tsavo River, Yatta Plateau which is 300 km2, Mdanda Rock, Lugard Falls, Voi seasonal River, and Aruba Dam.

  • You have also a chance to see animals like red elephants, rhinos, leopards, cheetah, and giraffes among others. 

  • Late afternoon, leave Tsavo east through gate to Ngutuni Sanctuary, arriving in time for dinner and overnight.

DAY 19

Ngutuni Sanctuary full day

Main destination: Ngutuni wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation: Budget Hotel / Camping

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • After breakfast begin an extensive game viewing, till lunch time. Ngutuni sanctuary is a private game sanctuary bordering Tsavo East National Park.

  • From Ngutuni, have great views of the Sagala and Mwakingali hills and a variety of wildlife, including lion, cheetah, elephant, buffalo as well as a huge variety of plains game and bird life. 

  • While on safari to Ngutuni sanctuary, do a game drive and spot lots of animals, including many big cats at very close range.

  • More game drive are offered in the afternoon till late evening as you return to you camp for dinner and overnight.

DAY 20

Taita Hills Full Day

Main destination: Taita Hills Wildlife Sanctuary

Accommodation: Luxury Game Lodge

Meals & drinks: All meals of full board, coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Full Day at Taita Hills, with a complimentary overnight at the Taita Hill Game lodge or at Salt lick on last night of tour.

  • After breakfast, more game is offered as you exit Ngutuni for Taita Hills Sanctuary, arriving in time for lunch at Taita Hills game lodge.  

  • After lunch, proceed with game viewing in this wildlife and bird life rich sanctuary until sunset. Chances are good to see lions as well as other plain game.

  • Dinner and overnight at Sarova Salt Lick Lodge, which is known for its imaginative structure.

  • A complex of rondavels sits on stilts over a series of water holes. The two-storey towers, topped by peaked thatch roofs, are connected by open-air-bridges, creating an African fantasy of a medieval fortress. 

  • The lodge has been built with game viewing in mind - you can see animals in all directions because it offers spectacular open views.

  • Overnight at Sarova Salt-Lick Lodge.

  • Meal Plan: Lunch & dinner.

DAY 21

Taita Hills Sanctuary - To Kenya Coast Beach Towns Of Mombasa/Diani or Watamu

Main destination: Drop of to your beach hotel

Accommodation: None

Meals & drinks: Breakfast and Lunch; coffee or tea & drinking water (Other drinks not included)


  • Have an early morning game drive before breakfast, the best time to see the rich bird life of East Africa and wildlife before returning to the lodge for breakfast. 

  • Check out of the lodge, and continue with mid-morning game drive while exiting the park for onward last leg of your journey to Mombasa, where lunch will be served. 

  • Transfer in the afternoon and drop off at your prefered beach hotel, in Kenya's pristine whitesand beach.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast & lunch.

  • 2880 USD Per Adult (* All inclusive Packages with no hidden charges)
  • All meals as per safari itinerary.

  • Safari game drives as detailed in the itinerary.

  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes.

  • Accommodation arranged is according to your group preference, either in double/ twin/ triple tents or room where applicable.

  • Accommodation in camp or in budget hotel as per itinerary.

  • All transport & game drives as per itinerary.

  • Service of a professional Safari driver/ guides and Porters where applicable.

  • Last night accommodation at one of the top lodge in Taita Hills wildlife Sanctuary, either Taita Hills Game Lodge or at Sarova Salt- Lodge as a complimentary for you and your group.

  • Drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary.

  • Visit to the Masai village charged at a fee payable direct to the village for community support.

  • Other tours and activities diverting from the main itinerary, you might get interested in.

  • Tips and other gratuities, to the driver, guides, porters and other supporting staff which is   optional.

  • Boat ride and fishing activities. (Optional)

  • Items of a personal nature & expenditures

  • This itinerary is available to all class and groups, especially those looking for walking and hiking adventures with less driving. 

  • It can also be upgraded for those who would go for all luxury accommodation, where its available except on the off the beaten safari trails where the options are limited to camping.

  • Either way, we make your every concern and request our priority to assist you realize your dream holiday.

  • We go out of our way to give you more than a dream holiday, but an experience and life time moments to account.

Amboseli National Park, Chyulu Hills, Hell's Gate National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara, Mombasa, Nairobi, Tsavo East National Park, Tsavo West National Park

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Nicholas Ndegwa

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This tour is offered throughout the year.

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