Walking Wild, Walking FreeBy David Tett
February 18, 2021
No virus, no media, no politics.
Noor and his camel – Photo by David Tett (Noor means light in Arabic)
Traveling through northern Kenya you’ll find wild country alive with black rhinos, loping giraffes, herds of gentle elephants, and shy leopards. You won’t find oppressive lockdowns or caustic politics.
Black Rhino sighting – Photo by David Tett
Giraffe sighting – Photo by David Tett
Rhino and elephant sighting – Photo by David Tett
As I walk with my Masai guide Kitonga I feel like a born again traveler. There is no talk of Covid. Just the thrill of spotting a leopard. Tracking spoor. Walking up to black rhinos.
Watch David’s interview of Kitonga, below, and learn from Kitonga as he shares his knowledge on wild land and wildlife management in Kenya, and describes what the Walking Wild nomadic safaris he leads are all about.
Collage of photos of Walking Wild Lead Guide Kitonga, Bushtracks President David Tett, Walking Wild Guide Noor, and Noor’s Camel – Photos by Walking Wild and David Tett.
Kitonga points towards rhinos during Walking Wild nomadic safari – Photo by David Tett
Spoor tracking – Photo by David Tett
After four hours of easy exercise and wildlife therapy we walk into our camp, struck by a bubbling stream lined by huge yellow Acacia trees.
Photo of Walking Wild guides and camels walking into camp – Photo by David Tett
Walking Wild nomadic safari camping – Photo by David Tett
This 3-day walking safari gets your feet on the ground and your senses awakened.
A crew of 9 Masai manage a string of camels. Each morning they bridle and saddle the camels, break camp, load the tents on the caravan and move out ahead of us to strike camp at our new destination.
Preparing to move camp – Photo by David Tett
Photo of Walking Wild guides saddling camels – Photo by David Tett
Noor saddles a camel and secures a Bushtracks bag – Photo by David Tett