Treks & Safaris

Treks

What is a Trek?

A Trek is a shorter duration journey lasting from 2 days to 5 days or more. Treks typically involve hiking with back packs (exception: Mount Kulal is donkey assisted) in the remote volcanic mountain ranges that rise above the arid plains of Samburu district. Extremities in both climate and vegetation are experienced in most cases as the trekker leaves behind the intense heat of the barren mountain base, striking higher ground embracing in degrees a verdant paradise of tropical vegetation and lush pasture land. The lofty peaks provide ideal vantage points to view some of the most spectacular vistas the rift valley has to offer. For example, the immense semi desert plains stretching as far away as the Ethiopian border and the shimmering jade waters of Lake Turkana (the largest desert lake in the world) can be viewed from the two northern mountains: Kulal and Nyiru.

Most treks involve interaction with the nomadic Samburu tribes who herd their livestock up the mountains during the dry season. This allows a rare opportunity to become acquainted with the rich culture of these people and an understanding of how the mountains are integral to their way of life.

Treks are recommended to those with a good level of fitness. Hill or mountain hiking experience an advantage (no technical climbing involved).


The BT Red Nose Day Desert Trek

The BT Red Nose Day Desert Trek

We were honoured to be asked to help with the organisation of the BT Red Nose Desert Trek for this years Red Nose Day Celebrity Challenge. A great cause and a very tough Trek! Do you have what it takes?

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Bespoke routes

Bespoke routes

We can tailor any of our expeditions to suit your individual requirements. Please contact Dan or Carls to find out more.

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