Masai Mara Walking Safari

When we picked the site location for our Masai Mara Camp, we wanted to make sure it could incorporate other activities. Sleep is good but taking a stroll through the savannah, with its wildlife and breathtaking views, is an experience you shouldn’t miss.

That’s why we offer walking safaris to our visitors. A guided hike through a 50-acre bush, in all its wild beauty; where you get to take in the majesty of nature up close and personal. It’s a chance not only to get acquainted with the terrain on foot but also to observe and learn about its flora and fauna; including some of the big-5 (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, and rhino).

Our guide will help you take your adventure up a notch by pointing out the many interesting sights along the way. From ancient archaeological sites to hidden waterholes that attract the animals during the dry season, it’s a journey of discovery you won’t soon forget.

We also offer night safaris to our intrepid visitors. It’s an amazing opportunity to spot some of Africa’s nocturnal wildlife, such as leopards, wild cats, bushbabies and porcupines; while listening to the night sounds of the bush.

What our walking safari entails;

  1. An option for a 1 or 2-mile trek around Kambu Mara Camp. The terrain can be a bit tricky at times, so sturdy shoes are recommended.
  2. A guide to provide fascinating insights into the local wildlife and ecology of the Mara.
  3. An effort to keep noise levels down so as not to disturb the animals. As an added bonus, you might even get a chance to see them up close!
  1. A thrilling night safari to spot some of Africa’s elusive nocturnal wildlife.
  2. An opportunity for you to take in the majesty of nature and get acquainted with the terrain on foot.
  3. A chance to explore ancient archaeological sites and hidden waterholes that attract animals during the dry season.
  4. Snacks, drinks and insect repellent to make sure you’re comfortable and safe throughout the journey.

Why opt for a walking safari:

  1. Get your 10k steps for the day: It’s a great way to get some exercise while still taking in the sights.
  2. Spend some quality time in nature: Reconnect with the beauty of the wild and experience it first-hand.
  3. Learn about local wildlife, ecology and ancient sites: Our experienced guides will help you gain insight into the Mara’s unique ecosystem.
  4. Enjoy a different type of adventure: It’s a thrilling journey you’ll never forget, one that will inspire your soul and linger in your memory forever.
  5. Feel safe and comfortable: We prioritize safety and comfort, so we make sure our visitors have everything they need on the walk.

How much is a walking safari?

We offer both private and group walking safari tours, with prices starting from $10 for a 2-hour tour. For the night safaris, we charge an additional fee of $10 per person.

Our pricing factors in at least two security guards for every walk. We have a fair-pay policy in place and only work with licensed guides from the local community. When you choose to go on a walk with any of our guides, you are not only providing them with a job, but also helping to fund conservation efforts in the Mara.

At Kambu Campers, we believe that getting out into nature should be accessible and enjoyable for everyone. That’s why we strive to ensure our walking safari tours are affordable for all budgets.

What’s interesting about walking safaris:

  1. A unique way to experience a country: Walking safaris allow you to explore the landscape, wildlife and culture of a place in an intimate way.
  2. Get to know diverse terrain: From mountains to savannahs and wetlands, walking tours provide a chance to traverse varied landscapes up close and personal.
  3. An opportunity for learning: During a walking safari, you’ll learn more about the local flora and fauna, as well as the culture of the people who inhabit it.
  4. Unforgettable memories: You’ll never forget your time on a walking safari – it’s something that you can look back on with joy and nostalgia.
  5. A chance to bond with nature: Get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with the beauty of nature.

We at Kambu Campers can’t wait to share this unique experience with you! Come join us on a walking safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara today – your adventure awaits!

What to bring when going on a walking safari:

  1. Comfortable and sturdy shoes: Shoes with good grip are essential for any walking safari, as the terrain can be unpredictable at times.
  2. Lightweight clothing: We recommend wearing plenty of layers for temperature control during your walk.
  3. A hat or cap: This will help protect you from the sun, as well as any branches and thorns you might encounter.
  4. Sunglasses: An absolute must – they will protect your eyes from the bright African sunlight.
  5. Sunscreen: Don’t forget to apply sunscreen before embarking on your safari walk for maximum protection.
  6. Insect repellent: A bug spray will keep pesky mosquitoes at bay, ensuring you have the best possible experience.
  7. A camera: To capture all your amazing memories and share them with friends and family back home.
  8. Snacks and water: We provide snacks, drinks and insect repellent on our walks, but it’s always a good idea to bring some extra just in case.

Hey, you don’t have to bring any of the above. Don’t let the list scare you. Just tell anyone in the camp you’d like to go for a walk and we’ll figure out the logistics. We can’t wait to show you the wonders of the Masai Mara! Whether it’s a 1 or 2-mile trek, we guarantee you’ll have an unforgettable experience on our walking safari tours.

Why walk with us?

While walking safaris are generally not allowed in most of Kenya’s national parks and reserves, including the Masai Mara Reserve, Samburu, and Tsavo, they are gaining popularity in the surrounding conservancies, private ranches, and wildlife concessions throughout the country.

Situated adjacent to the Naboisho Conservancy, Kambu Mara Camp offers the unique opportunity for tailor-made walking safaris, ensuring the safety and well-being of our valued guests. Our experienced guides, who are all locals from the Masai community, can provide fascinating insights into Mara’s rich wildlife and culture.

What to expect:

  1. An experienced and knowledgeable local guide who will lead you through the area’s stunning landscapes and share their extensive knowledge of the Mara’s wildlife and ecology
  2. A chance to observe a variety of wild animals in their natural environment, including elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes and more!
  3. An opportunity to learn about the fascinating culture of the Masai people, including their customs and traditions
  4. An unforgettable experience like no other – a journey that will stay with you for years to come!
  5. A safe and enjoyable adventure, as we prioritize safety and comfort during our walking safari tours.
  6. A chance to support the local community and contribute to conservation efforts in the Mara.

Opportunities for Walking Safari in Kenya:

Aside from our Kambu Mara Camp, there are other locations in Kenya that offer walking safaris. Below are places you can expect to do a walking safari;


Sosian is located in the central area of the Laikipia Plateau, nestled within its own private ranch. With access to an expansive land area, Sosian offers exceptional opportunities for game viewing and various activities, including invigorating bush walks. What sets Sosian apart on a walking safari is the captivating diversity of landscapes it presents. Immerse yourself in a scenic stroll along the enchanting waterfalls of the Ewaso Narok River, where natural plunge pools and exquisite forests await exploration.


Saruni Samburu is located in the heart of the Kalama Community Wildlife Conservancy, extending beyond the boundaries of the Samburu National Reserve. The remarkable feature of this area lies in its vast expanse, leaving one in awe. The property itself is perched upon a mesmerizing cliff top, offering unparalleled views that stretch for miles. The sheer beauty of the scenery beckons you to explore as far as the eye can see, and to some extent, that is indeed possible.

Elephant Pepper Camp

While walking is not allowed within the Masai Mara Reserve itself, the surrounding conservancies have the privilege of offering bush walks. One such conservancy is the Mara North Conservancy, where Elephant Pepper Camp is located. These guided bush walks in the area focus on the diverse flora and fauna, including the renowned ‘elephant pepper’ trees that flourish in and around the camp. With leaves and fruit boasting a fiery flavor and numerous medicinal properties, it’s no wonder that elephants are particularly fond of them!

Tortilis Camp, Amboseli

Located in the beautiful conservancy of Kitirua, adjacent to the southwestern boundary of Amboseli National Park, lies this extraordinary camp. Being situated in a private conservancy grants the camp the privilege of offering a diverse range of activities, including captivating walking safaris. However, the true gem of this camp, and the reason it has earned a spot on our top five list, is the breathtaking view it offers. From the conservancy, one can feast their eyes upon the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s largest mountain, majestically gracing the Tanzanian landscape. Truly, an unparalleled backdrop for an unforgettable walking safari experience!

Lewa Safari Camp;

Lewa Safari Camp offers exclusive access to 65,000 acres of private land, providing an exceptional opportunity for incredible game viewing and a wide range of activities. With a dedication to conservation, Lewa Conservancy collaborates closely with its knowledgeable guides and rangers to protect not only the endangered rhinos, but also the diverse wildlife that calls this renowned sanctuary home.

How to Book our Walking Safari in Masai Mara:

We offer various packages for walking safaris in Kenya, ranging from one-day trips to multi-day camping excursions. To book a walking safari with Kambu Mara Camp, simply contact us at and we’ll be happy to assist you! While our Mara Camp offers a maximum of 2-mile walks, we can create custom itineraries that will cater to your preferences and needs. We hope you join us as we explore the wild beauty of the Masai Mara!