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A wild walk in Loisaba Conservancy with a Samburu guide

It’s a real contrast to a game drive, as you notice smaller things in the bush, from insects to animal dens and habitats…

By Mohamed Iribo
Safari Guide at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

Join a Samburu guide for a walking safari in Loisaba Conservancy, where you’ll encounter the local culture, plants and wildlife. The experience usually starts in the morning when it’s cooler and can last between one and four hours, depending on how much guests want to see. You’ll always be accompanied by an armed ranger for safety, as well as a guide from the local Samburu community who knows the area, animals and plants extremely well.

The Loisaba Conservancy is a fantastic landscape, it’s like a bowl with the camp set on an escarpment looking down over the valley. So, on this safari you get to transition through different vegetation zones. It’s a real contrast to a game drive, as you notice smaller things in the bush, from insects to animal dens and habitats. Walking safaris aren’t allowed in many parts of Kenya, so this is an incredible opportunity to get out, stretch your legs and explore with a member of the local community.

Along the way, you might see giraffes, zebras and elephants – even hippos if you pass by the dam. Your guide will investigate insects, animal footprints and explain the different plant species that are used locally. You feel really close to nature and can ask all kinds of questions about the Samburu way of life. One of the most amazing things I’ve seen on a walking safari was a hedgehog, which is very rare here, as well as a python. If we spot a friendly family of elephants, it’s possible to get close to them too, which guests love.

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Alfred & Mohamed Iribo

Mohamed Iribo is a passionate safari guide who has worked across Kenya, including in Samburu National Reserve, the Maasai Mara and Meru National Park. Mohamed grew up at Ol Pejeta Conservancy, where his father was a game ranger, so conservation is in his blood. Having worked with the Elewana Collection for eight years, the last four of those at Loisaba, he offers expert insight on animal behaviour and has an engaging sense of humour that guests love.
Mohamed Iribo, Safari Guide at Elewana Loisaba Tented Camp

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Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Annette, who's travelled extensively in Kenya. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife in the Mara, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot for your sundowner.

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