Walking Safaris & Bush Walks In Samburu National Reserve : With the aim of observing wild creatures in their natural habitat without the use of a vehicle, participants in a bush walking safari embark on leisurely, guided walks in a wildlife conservation area.
While on a safari at Samburu National Reserve, you can choose between two different sorts of nature walks: one inside the camp and one outside the wildlife reserve. The cost for these campwalks ranges from USD 50 to USD 75 per person and the length is roughly 45 to 1 hour. The duration of walks outside of wildlife reserves is roughly 2 1/2 to 3 hours, covering a distance of 9 to 15 km. Depending on the timings, a packed breakfast or lunch is included, as well as game drives to and from the location of the walking safari. The cost per person ranges from USD 90 to USD 150. It is best to do these natural strolls in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not too scorching.
With the exception of Hells Gate National Park, almost all Kenyan national parks forbid walking inside them. The Samburu National Reserve is the same way. A well-planned and supervised walking safari may be possible in the private conservancies that surround the main reserve, while camps and lodges inside the main reserve provide shorter nature walks, frequently lasting no longer than an hour, in the area right around the safari site.
Despite the sensible safety measures put in place to protect visitors and travelers, going on nature walks or bush walks, as they are often known, is a highly satisfying activity since one can observe so much more when on foot in the woods because the experience is more sensory.
Depending on the location of the nature walks, it may be possible to witness a wide variety of birds, plants, and animals in addition to a lot of species. Walks are led by knowledgeable and professional guides, who frequently happen to be Samburu locals with the advantage of having grown up in the area you are visiting.
While walking safaris are generally very safe, there is a small risk for the participants because the areas you are exploring are actually the domain of the local wildlife, and since you are walking, you are essentially on an equal footing with these animals, which could include elephants and buffalo as well as lions, leopards, and cheetahs.