Offering hand-crafted exclusive two-to seven-day experiences in East Africa, the recently launched Asilia Adventures provides tailor-made itineraries from multi-day safaris, off-the-beaten-track fishing excursions, horseback rides, and authentic cultural interactions.

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Asilia Adventures launched on November 13, and is only available within ‘adventure season’, which runs from November until May each year, excluding the festive period. By travelling outside the usual peak safari season, guests are given a greater availability of specialist guides and more flexibility for unique activities. Adventure season also has other benefits, such as low-season rates, prime game viewing as well as birding, fewer crowds and ultimately providing optimum opportunities for keen photographers.

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The mini-expeditions provided by Asilia Adventures range between two and seven days, and the addition of the experiential packages offer a further draw to visit East Africa during the quieter months.

Asilia continues to evolve, however will always be rooted in one fundamental principle – to offer safaris that make a genuine difference and empower the crucial wilderness areas in East Africa to thrive, benefiting people and nature alike.

‘Traverse the Mara Conservancies on Foot’ is a six-day, five-night Kenyan itinerary that starts and ends at Naboisho Camp to Mara or Acacia House, with yearly available tour dates from November 1 until March 30 or May 1-31, Children over the age of 16 years may take part in Asilia’s walking expedition.

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Guests on the walking expedition across the Mara conservancies from east to northwest start in the Naboisho Conservancy and walk through Olare Orok, Mara North and Lemek or Ol Chorro, walking approximately 20 kilometres a day, therefore a high fitness level is required. Guests will stay in a mix of fly-camps, permanent camps and safari houses, with all logistics taken care of, allowing guests to focus on the varied landscape as they explore the Masai Mara on foot.

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Covering significant distances each day, guests will also have time to explore, track wildlife by their footprints, view the birdlife and plant life, and approach the Big Five, all under the guidance of expert walking guide, Roelof Schutte.

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Guests will need to carry their own daypack each day, which includes lunches, snacks and drinking water, while their main bags will be transported from point to point by the Asilia Adventures logistics team.

Included in the adventure is one night at Naboisho Camp on a game package basis on the first night; one night at Topi House on the second night; one night at Mara or Acacia House on the fifth night; airstrip transfers from Ol Seki Airstrip to Naboisho Camp, and Mara Bush Houses to Mara North Airstrip; the expertise of Schutte for the duration of the walking safari; two nights’ fly camping; full-board basis throughout (meals and house drinks – soft drinks, local spirits, beers, house wines); full logistics set-up for fly camp and all relevant conservancy fees for the duration of the expedition; Asilia conservation charge; and Medevac cover.

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