The walking safari itself was first developed in Zambia, which until now has remained the principal location for undertaking this activity. Indeed historically the walking safaris that were able to be carried out in Kenya (see here) were very limited in extent, since – unlike in Zambia – walking is actually prohibited by the Kenyan National Parks authority. This precluded what actually provides the real 'buzz' - taking to your feet in an area that is frequented by really big game.
Recently, following recent developments in the provision of game parks here, but without the above restriction, it became possible, in principle, to devise a higher standard of walking safaris in Kenya. Consequently this ‘Kenya Walking’ website was developed in order to describe the various such excursions that we ourselves felt could now be created.
Sadly, though, it has not turned out as well as had been expected, since, in most cases, Kenya just isn’t geared to sophisticated walking. Accordingly this website, whilst still describing the highly adventurous such activities that we spent a lot of time developing, is mainly of value in describing a very few such activities that we still feel are realistically able to be undertaken.
The ‘About Us’ section gives you some background on AfricaAway itself, and our wide range of tourism products throughout Africa.
Then ‘Walking Safaris’ describes in detail what is involved in this activity, for those new to the concept.
'Walking in Kenya' describes the strict limits within which camps were previously constrained by Kenyan Park rules so far as walking was concerned. It then explains the way in which we were, in principle, able to develop the classic Walking Safari concept in Kenya, albeit without complete success.
Next the ‘Our Itineraries’ section describes the various Kenyan walking safaris that we have attempted to create, together with a limited number that do actually work quite well.
The final page provides you with the opportunity to view the wide variety of other websites that we have put together, and to 'Contact Us'.