Trekking 100 miles with camels – for elephants!
Our destination: The Kirisia Hills, a crucial wildlife corridor, where Hidden Places is supporting the efforts of a local community association to protect the pristine forest here, and halt the elephant poaching now rife in the area.
Right after the Flying Safari, we set off to walk for four days, with our six camels and their herders, across the high plains of Laipikia,and into Samburuland. We will be walking for approximately five hours a day (the camels carry our luggage), spotting elephants, rare Grevy’s zebras, oryx, impala and an abundance of bird life. By night we eat around a camp fire, and sleep soundly in our mesh tents beneath an astounding canopy of stars. On reaching the Kirisia Hills, we settle into our basecamp, home for the next three days. From here we explore the forest and meet Samburu forest scouts and community leaders to learn first hand about Hidden Places’ work to preserve this important ecosystem and its elephants. On our last morning we transfer by 4x4 vehicles to an airstrip for a flight to Nairobi. This is a trip for those who enjoy a physical challenge, and want to fundraise! The walk to the Kirisia Hills is across a plain of fairly flat but uneven ground, at an altitude of just over 5000 ft. In the Kirisia Hills we will be doing two hikes through the forest.