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Sosian Walking Safaris at Sosian Lodge

Sosian Game Ranch - Laikipia, Northern Kenya

(Sosian Ranch House is located in a 24,000 Acre Private Ranch in the heart of Laikipia, a vast expanse of wilderness in the heart of Kenya’s highlands and home to a huge diversity of mammals and birds.


Sosian Ranch House 7 cottages lie in the tropical garden overlooking Mt Kenya and miles of unspoilt Africa. Sosian Lodge is a 4 ½ hour's drive by road from Nairobi, or by scheduled or private chartered plane from the city’s main international or domestic airport)

 

 
Sosian Walking Safaris

 

Sosian Walking Safaris at Sosian Ranch House

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Sosian House/ Lodge is now offering walking safaris in north-west Laikipia using a light-weight but comfortable mobile camp which is moved each day.

 

The camp provides hot showers, long drop loos, fully stocked bar and freshly cooked meals around the campfire. Tents are custom made with comfortable bedrolls and fresh linen allowing you to lie under the stars at night listening to the nocturnal sounds of the bush.

 

Sosian Walking Safaris take place in Laikipia, Kenya which is Rugged, undulating, rocky, beautiful, wild and remote. The climate is perfect, high altitude makes it cool at night and warm during the day.

 

Perfect walking country. Then there is the game. Elephant, giraffe, lion, African wild dog leopard, cheetah, hyena, buffalo, zebra, warthog, hippo and all the quirky different antelope species. One of the best places in Africa to go on a walking safari.


Steve Carey runs the Sosian walking safaris together with a team of Turkana and Samburu staff and has 18 years experience leading walking safaris. Itineraries are flexible depending on the movement of the wildlife at the time.

 

As well as the big game there are several unusual and some threatened species in this party of Kenya such as grevy’s zebra, striped hyena, beisa oryx and aardwolf. The birdlife in Laikipia is particularly good and there is a huge diversity of habitats from open plains, to riverines and cliff faces.


You cannot get closer to nature than by being on foot on a Sosian walking safari. Walking enables you to see so much more detail. Tracks on the ground, scratch marks on trees, droppings, a fresh kill, birds calling in alarm at the sound of a nearby snake, baboons shouting as they catch sight of a leopard.

 

Walking is a completely different experience and a wonderful way to see the bush. Safety is of great importance and Steve carries a rifle for protection and one of his Samburu or Turkana trackers always accompanies him providing an extra pair of experienced eyes and ears.

 

We always carry a radio and a full first aid kit. Sosian walking safaris are backed up by a team of Kenyan staff who use camels or a vehicle to move the camp each day.

 

 

 

Sosian Non-Residents Walking Safaris Prices

Non-Residents Walking Safaris Rates Per Night Include: Full board accommodation in Light Weight Mobile Camp with bucket showers and Long Drop Loos + Drinks + Support Vehicle + Guide and Tracker Per Night Minimum walkers – 2 Guests

Dates From
Dates To

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Per Teenager
12 to 17 Years

1st Jan 2014
31st Mar 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars
1st Apr 2014
30th Apr 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars
1st May 2014
31st May 2014
Closed
Closed
1st Jun 2014
30th Jun 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars
1st Jul 2014
31st Oct 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars
1st Nov 2014
30th Nov 2014
Closed
Closed
1st Dec 2014
15th Dec 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars
16th Dec 2013
2nd Jan 2014
- US Dollars
- US Dollars

 

Notes

* Minimum number of Walker is 2 Guests

* Children under 12 Years are taken under special arrangements only

 

 

 

Sosian Walking Safari Rates include:

* All walking

* Support vehicle

* Guide and tracker

* All drinks (Except Champagne)

* Full Board accommodation (Accommodation in light weight mobile camp with bucket showers and long drop toilets)

 

Sosian Walking Safari Rates Exclude:

* Conservation fees 80 US Dollars per adult per night and 60 US Dollars Per Teen Per Night

* Accommodation at Sosian Lodge

 

 

 

Sosian Residents Walking Safaris Prices

Full board accommodation in Light Weight Mobile Camp with bucket showers and Long Drop Loos + Drinks + Support Vehicle + Guide and Tracker Per Night Minimum walkers – 2 Guests

Dates From
Dates To

Single Room

(1 Guest)

Double Room

(2 Guests)

Per Child under

05 - 11 Years

1st Jan 2014
30th Apr 2014

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

1st May 2014
31st May 2014
Closed
Closed
Closed
1st Jun 2014
31st Oct 2014

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

1st Nov 2014
30th Nov 2014
Closed
Closed
Closed
1st Dec 2014
31st Dec 2014

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

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Kenya Shillings

 

Notes

* Kindly request for residents rates at info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

Sosian Walking Itinerary

Day One
Leaving Sosian in the morning, we will be dropped off by vehicle on the top of the northern plains of the ranch. This gives us the opportunity to enjoy the plains game which frequent this area including some unusual species such as Jackson’s hartebeest, Beisa Oryx, Grevy’s zebra which are all northern Kenyan specialties.

 

There are also some interesting species of birds that live on the plains such as Rosy-breasted Longclaws, Rosy-patched Bush-shrikes and Kori Bustards. We walk across the plains dropping into the Samburumburu valley by late morning where we have lunch in the shade.

 

In the afternoon we walk through the Samburu valley which is very popular with buffalo, and camp on the Ewaso Narok River. We expect to hear lots of noises during the night such as leopard, lion and hyena calling after dark.

 

We generally have a vehicle at camp so that if we hear something interesting we can go and find it and do a night drive which can be very exciting.

 

There is also a waterfall nearby this campsite where we can swim and fish in the pools.

 

Day Two

We leave the Ewaso Narok and walk through two major springs which are a major attraction for wildlife in the area. Here we often see giraffe, big numbers of zebra and elephant. We have a good chance of spotting our local pack of wild dogs whose territory is the lower Ewaso Narok valley.

 

We have brunch under a shady tree overlooking a spring and relax here in the shade. The springs have spectacular birdlife including purple grenadiers coming in to drink, Ibises, Ducks, Snipe and waders on the water.

 

This is a great place for photography and birding. In the afternoon we walk to Mutara river valley which is a spectacular valley with huge yellow fever acacia trees and some beautiful springs where we camp tonight. We would expect to see elephant, reticulated giraffe, greater kudu and spectacular riverine birds.

 

Day Three

We walk down the scenic Mutara river valley, an area of beautiful trees, birds and abundant wildlife. The morning takes us through acacia woodland towards another section of the Ewaso Narok river.

 

This section of the river is dominated by large yellow fever acacia and palm trees with a very dramatic backdrop of granite escarpments and boulders. We have lunch on the sandbanks overlooking the river where we can also swim in the heat of the day.

 

During the afternoon we climb onto some huge rocks which overlook miles of western Laikipia and from where we usually see giraffe, elephant, impala, eland. Black eagles nest in this area, the birdlife here is prolific. The rocks and this section of the river is home to a big leopard population and we often here them calling, and sometimes see them.

 

We camp on the edge of the Ewaso Narok river near a popular drinking spot and this is a lively area at night with a lot of animals coming and going.

 

Day Four

We walk up the river this morning enjoying very good birdlife on the way and numerous animals, reaching Sosian by foot in time for brunch. Longer Itineraries of 5 – 7 days continue east along the Ewaso Narok river to the Ewaso Ngiro river junction, from where we turn north through the escarpment up onto the northern Laikpia plains.

 


 

Booking & Reservations for Sosian Walking Safaris, Laikipia - Kenya

Booking Office Tel: + 254 (0)20 2437871

Mobile : 0721242711 (Safaricom) - Kenya

Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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