Lake Turkana Safaris, lake turkana camping safaris, Jade Sea, Lake Turkana Cultural Tours, Chalbi Desert
Discover wild and remote northern Kenya, occupied by ancient cultures, stark and beautiful landscapes, a red-hued desert, and a Jade sea.
Day 1. Samburu National Reserve
Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via shoulder of Mount Kenya to Samburu Game reserve fro lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a Lodge
Day 2. Samburu National Reserve
Full day in Samburu with morning and afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at a Lodge.
The highlights of Samburu game reserve is the spectacular scenic beauty, rivers and forests. It is an area where the local people have a rich and colorful heritage. The reserves have numerous permanent springs and a wealth of wildlife which includes leopard, hippo, elephant, lion, reticulated giraffe, grevy’s zebra and crocodile in the Ewaso Nyiro River. Over 365 species of birds have been identified in the sanctuaries
Day 3. Marsabit
After breakfast we head north along the Trans Africa highway to Marsabit an extinct Volcano heavily forested on the upper slopes. Set up camp and visit the lodge inside the National Park sees elephants buffalo, greater Kudu among others as the lodge is perched on the edge of the water filled crater. Thick forest hampers deeper penetration and viewing so we don’t penetrate further. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel
Day 4. Kalacha
Visit Marsabit town and another volcanic crater and later come back into the desert and lava flows. Camp at Kalacha, which is a small settlement on the edge of the Chalbi desert. Dinner and overnight stay at Kalacha camp
Day 5. Lake Turkana
Early morning departure crossing the Chalbi desert. When wet, the desert can not be crossed and alternative routes to the south and north are used. Arrive at the Palm shade camp outside Loiyangalani enjoying a cool breeze from the lake soon after lunch. Pitch tents and relax protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area. Dinner and overnight stay at Palm shade camp.
Day 6. Lake Turkana.
Relax and bath only to be interrupted by short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas. also loiyangalani and the community settled there. Evening make a visit to the Turkana manyattas for traditional dances under a star studded sky at an extra cost if acceptable by clients. An experience to treasure. Dinner and overnight stay at Palm shade camp
Day 7. Maralal
we join through south Horn and Baragoi to Maralal, a forested area. To arrive Yare safari camp in good time for dinner.
Day 8. Nairobi
Move southwards via Laikipia and Thomson Falls (Nyahururu) and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.
tour price includes :-
-Transport in a 9 seater custom made 4×4 Land cruiser with a pop up roof – each person is guaranteed a window seat
– Services of a professional English, Spanish, German speaking guides
– Game drives as per the itinerary
– Game parks or national parks entry fees;
– Accommodations in camps/hotels mentioned on full board basis
– 1 litre Mineral water per person per day
– Complimentary return airport transfers in Nairobi
-Boat Ride in Lake turkana
– Cultural visits to Samburu /Elmoro /Turkana/Gabra villages – costs US$ 25
– Personal effects
– Kenya Visas
– Hotel accommodation in Nairobi before and after the safari