THE GREAT ELEPHANT WALK
This is a landscape of elephants and of nomads. For millennia, Kenya’s northern tribes and elephants crossed these vast wildernesses. Now, you have the opportunity to walk those same faint paths.
As a team, trek one of Africa’s great elephant corridors guided by warriors, rangers, and conservationists. Slow down, disconnect, and share new experiences in ancient landscapes. Eat by campfires beneath endless starry skies. Sleep deeply under canvas, lulled by the sounds of timeless nature.
And do all this for a purpose: to help protect forever the very landscape you are walking, and the elephants who walk it too.
Day by Day
DAY ONEOl Pejeta Conservancy
On arrival in Nairobi on the 7 December, you will be met by a member of our team and taken to the designated meeting point.
Drive in a comfortable safari vehicle for 3 hours from Nairobi to Laikipia, arriving to a luxury mobile camp on Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
Experience interactive conservation demonstrations, whilst exploring this wildlife haven, before welcome cocktails and dinner in camp.
DAY TWO & THREEWalk along the Ewaso Nyiro River
Wake up bright and early for the beginning of your authentic camel safari - there is no better way to become truly immersed in nature than to walk in this great wilderness.
Nights 2 and 3 will be camping in mobile tents, where you will experience a genuine camel safari with all of your equipment being carried by camels. You will walk alongside these gentle giants amongst Laikipia’s wildlife and along the stunning Ewaso Nyiro River.
Dinner will be freshly cooked in an improvised bush kitchen with local ingredients. Spend your evenings chatting around camp fires and meeting the heroes of this great landscape.
DAY FOURLoisaba Conservancy
Your final walk will lead you to the beautiful Loisaba Conservancy where you will spend your final night in a luxury mobile camp.
Enjoy the afternoon exploring Loisaba Conservancy: visit the sniffer dogs and ranger team; check out the Conservation Centre; and explore this beautiful landscape.
As night falls, enjoy sundowners in camp and be ready for a night of celebration to mark the completion of this great challenge. There will be fabulous music, dancing and an auction of artwork by local wildlife and landscape artists.
DAY FIVELoisaba Conservancy to Nairobi
After a night of celebration enjoy a relaxed breakfast in camp before your onwards flight from Loisaba to Nairobi.
Get in touch if you would like to extend your safari before or after The Great Elephant Walk.
WHY JOIN THE GREAT ELEPHANT WALK?
This adventure is a unique opportunity to do something different whilst making a measurable contribution to ensuring elephants are protected everywhere in Africa that Space for Giants works. Including the 7,000 elephants that roam the landscape you will be walking across.
Space for Giants works to secure a future for elephants and their landscapes, forever. We protect elephants with robust frontline units, strong court prosecutions, and by helping increasing human populations to coexist with wildlife. We also demonstrate the value that conservation can bring, to people, governments, and ecosystems.
FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE GREAT ELEPHANT WALK
WHAT DOES IT COST
The cost of the standard package (two pax sharing) is $3,750 per person. This includes:
- Airport meet & greet and transfers
- Vehicle transfer from Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy
- 4 nights in a mobile / Camel safari mobile camp
- All food and drinks including standard spirits, wines and beer (excludes luxury spirits and champagne)
- Medical evacuation cover within Kenya (AMREF)
- Conservancy Fees
- Flight from Loisaba Conservancy back to Nairobi
Upgrades are available (additional to the standard package) as follows:
- Flight to Nanyuki & transfer to Ol Pejeta @ $ 250 per person
- Single accommodation in standard tents @ $ 700 per person
- Shared, luxury accommodation in larger tents @ $800 per person sharing
- Single, luxury accommodation in larger tents @ $ 1,700 per person
Should you require an upgrade, this must be indicated on the booking form and payments made as per the payment schedule. Upgrade services are available on a space available basis and cannot be guaranteed.
Our goal is to raise funds for conservation, supporting wildlife protection in the landscape you will be walking through. Each individual should aim to raise $10,000 for these integrated activities.
The below link will give you some guidance on your fundraising goals.