HIKE THE HILLS
Our Maasai guides will come to meet and greet you before the trail begins. You will talk through your upcoming trail. The pack donkeys will be brought in from nearby enkangs on your first day’s walk; the equipment will be weighed, measured and packed in preparation for your foot safari.
Once all the provisions and camp equipment have been packed, the donkey caravan will set off into the forest to set up the next camp.
Due to the altitude of the Loita area and the terrain that we traverse, we do not plan to walk for longer than 6 hours a day. Within very short distances you can walk through very different ecosystems and habitats.
Normally the walks are three hours in the morning, stop for a leisurely lunch then a further three hours in the afternoon.
This is only a guideline though and we will adapt the length of the walk to your wishes.
CAMPING ALONG THE TRAILS
On the trails
Along the trials, camps are set up before your arrival. Each ‘camp’ is made up 4 x 4 African Bell Tents or Dome Tents and a ‘mess tent’.
All tents are comfortable and warm.
You are provided with;
- Bedroll is supplied for each client (mattress/pillows/towel/sheets/duvet/hot water bottle)
- Each tent uses a canvas wash basin outside.
- Each tent comes with a light.
- Toilet and showers are provided.
NEED TO KNOW
Our Walking Camps
Having spent the last 10 years leading walks through the forest, we take great pride in setting up light but comfortable camps in some of the remotest parts of the Loita forest.
The camping party will clear the ground. A small thorn kraal (enclosed area) is made for the donkeys and fires are lit, tents set up and the kitchen prepared for your arrival.