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Wild Frontiers

DescriptionLaikipia Tourism

Offers adventure walking safaris in and around the scenic Matthews and Ndoto Mountain Ranges of northern Kenya. It is the fiercely beautiful and still unspoilt country of the Samburu and Rendille nomadic people. Proud, happy, friendly they defy the modern world to go about their traditional business and still cherish the customs and colourful ceremonies of their ancestors.


These northern mountains rise dramatically to heights of nearly 9000 feet, out of semi-arid country. They are capped in cool highland forest and drained by crystal-clear streams that end up in huge, 1km wide luggas. Every nomad and wild animal for 100’s miles knows they will find water under the brown sand of the famous Milgis and Seiya luggas, no matter how dry the season.

The safari

Using camels to carry camping gear and supplies enables us to travel in style in this rugged and relatively unexplored country. These are walking safaris but one or two riding camels are always available, terrain permitting. Porters are called in when one of the striking peaks is our destination and it is too steep and cold for the ‘ships of the desert’.


Every safari is different. Each one is tailored to your interest, the time you have available and the season. Moonlight is a bonus. The distance you cover each day is flexible, depending on you and suitable campsites, but it is usually between 8-20kms. You don’t have to be superfit, just a little resilient. It takes time to tune into nomadic life – but once it grabs…. these will be days you won’t forget!!

Hosted By: Your hosts are Helen Douglas Dufresne, Pete Ilsley and their loyal Samburu crew who are committed to ensure that you enjoy your safari in every possible comfort and safety. They make a good team, are all experts in the bush and will proudly show you everything of interest. Helen, after many years in the district, is well known and respected by the local people and well versed in folklore, botany, ornithology and astrology.

Weather: The climate is hot and dry. Rains are expected in April/May and again in October/ November. This in no way prevents us going on safari: seeing a dry lugga change to a roaring torrent in 2 minutes is something else!

Contact details

Helen Douglas-Dufresne

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Sat: tel +88216 43334103



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