As previously described in our 'Walking in Kenya' page, Kenya already has a long history of organising walking safaris. Prior to the development of AfricaAway's new classic walking safari concept, these existing itineraries represented a superb opportunity for keen walkers to experience Africa on foot - and still do! Kenya's scenery is hard to match, and serious walking here, far from other tourists, with the opportunity to come across some of Africa's exciting wildlife is still a very special experience.
As already described, the only drawbacks are the absence of the really big game that you are guaranteed to find in the National Parks and Conservancies, and the reliance on fairly basic campsite accommodation, which may not be to everybody's taste. However AfricaAway is pleased to offer guests the opportunity to experience one of these well-established trips, in addition to its own new walking safari concept. Examples of these are briefly listed below.
1) Mathews Mountain Range: again a camel-accompanied walk, accompanied by local Samburu.
2) The Aberdares: these mountains lie along the eastern edge of, and overlook, Kenya's breathtaking Rift Valley.
3) Chyulu Hills: An ancient volcanic range, forming part of Tsavo National Park, enabling your walk to be combined with an excellent game viewing experience.
4) Loitia Hills: The 8,000-foot-high Loitia Hills are situated close to the border with Tanzania, noted for its variety of scenery.
5) Kenya's Lakes: more of a hiking tour, with road transfers, allowing you to explore a number of Kenya's lakes, including Naivasha and Nakuru.
6) Climbing Mount Kenya: many walkers are also climbers, and Mount Kenya offers an unforgettable such experience, but you really do need to allot time to build up to the altitude.