Day to Day
Arrive and head to Camp Tsavo
Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by one of our local staff members, who will accompany you to our flagship camp, Camp Tsavo. Following some time settling into your home away from home, there will be a safety orientation and briefing on what you can expect from your expedition. followed by a traditional dinner and a restful evening in camp. You will have the opportunity to look over the preparation work you should have completed prior to the expedition and make plans for possible obstacles you may face.
Today you will spend time familiarising yourself with the equipment and techniques you will be required to use on your expedition. These include setting up a ‘bare earth’ camp, cooking on open fires and learning important emergency procedures.
Planning and preparation
Preparation is key – today you will set out to explore the local town and markets in order to purchase food required for your trip. In the afternoon you will work in teams with your route maps to finalise your journey. You will also have a chance to practice pitching your tent and cooking with the local equipment provided.
Trek begins in Kale (7hrs)
After starting the morning with a hearty breakfast, you will be transferred to Kale – this is where you trek will begin. You will then spend the day walking through pastures and undulating low lying hills to the first night’s camp, where you will put your preparation into practice and cook your first meal under the stars before heading to sleep in your tent.
Trek to Camp Malombo (7hrs)
Following a breakfast cooked by yourselve, you will head off on today’s route. This will head downhill and take you through rural ranch land before ascending to Camp Malombo on the plateau where you will spend the night.
Final day of trekking (7hrs)
Once you have packed up all your gear and enjoyed your last campsite breakfast you will head to the high ground of the Marangu hills. Here you will enjoy spectacular views over the plains below before descending and looping back to complete your journey. Once back at Camp Tsavo you will get to enjoy a celebratory dinner and campfire.
After three days of walking, you will get to spend today enjoying a safari around the spectacular Tsavo East National Park. The region is host to a variety of wildlife and, with any luck, you may get to see one or more of the Big 5. Please note – there may be other options available depending on the time of year and the preference of the team.
Depending on your flight times you may have the opportunity to buy souvenirs at a local curio shop before your transfer to the airport for your journey home.
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