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Tumaren Camp

  • Comfortable accommodation in the eastern region of Laikipia
  • Selection of spacious tents
  • Pleasant lounge and dining room
  • Camel-supported walking safaris, game drives, trips to the Ewaso Nyiro river

YZ recommends Tumaren Camp for travellers interested in experiencing the famous camel-assisted walking safaris of Karisia from a comfortable base camp.


Tumaren Camp is the permanent property option offered by Karisia Walking Safaris, the company best known for providing camel-supported walking safaris in East Laikipia.


The setting is spectacular, being north of Mount Kenya and home to Kenya’s most impressive range of big game! The camp is usually accessed via a 2-hour road transfer from Nanyuki town. Alternatively, guests may opt to fly in, landing at the property’s airstrip. Tumaren has a fabulous location, with views towards the west that include a group of granitic kopjes.


The open grassland close to camp is often frequented by giraffe, zebra, and other plains species. Once a family home, the communal building is very comfortable, featuring a lounge with plenty of plush seating around a sturdy table. The dining room is a pleasant space for tucking in to delicious meals.

Guest accommodation at Tumaren consists of a selection of tents. All are very spacious, easily able to accommodate a family of at least two adults and two children. Furnishings include double and/or twin beds, bedside tables and lighting, a writing desk, and a separate lounge area. The en-suite facilities comprise flush toilet, washbasin, and hot/cold shower.


Tumaren offers an exciting assortment of activities.

  • Camel-supported walking safaris start out from camp every morning, with guests choosing to spend half a day or a full day out in the bush. Safarists are accompanied by a guide, a tracker, and the camels themselves, who carry a selection of refreshments and may be prevailed upon to provide a ride at any stage of the trek. There is lots to see along the way. Predators include lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, caracal, serval, jackals, wildcat, and wild dog, while the herbivore count features elephant, giraffe, zebra, and oodles of antelopes!
  • Guests can look out for a couple of endangered species too – Grevy’s zebra and Highland hartebeest. Birds in residence include ostrich, white-bellied go-away bird, red-fronted warbler, straw-tailed whydah, and many more besides!
  • Game drives are also available, as are trips to the scenic Ewaso Nyiro river for a picnic lunch. You can even check out the local market! Sundowners are popular too.


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