Nairobi – Samburu
Today at sunrise after your breakfast you will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel for Samburu Game Reserve via Nanyuki town, lunch enroute. On arrival, proceed for your afternoon game drive including a visit to the upper banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River which rises in the Aberdare’s and drains in the Lorian Swamp north of Shaba National Reserve. Dinner and overnight is at the Lodge or Campsite.
Morning and afternoon game drives in Samburu with a lunch and leisure break at the Camp in the mid afternoon. Samburu is home to rare, drought animals that go for long periods of time without water. These include the reticulated giraffe, gravy’s zebra, the blue-shanked Somali ostrich, gerenuk (or giraffe gazelle) and the beisa oryx. The vegetation here is desert rose, desiccated grass and acacia trees or bushes. The Samburu nomadic tribe who are distant cousins to the Masai inhabits this area. All meals and overnight is at the Campsite or Lodge.
Samburu – Marsabit
After breakfast, depart for Marsabit National Park via the Singing Wells of the Boran people who form a long chain and sing while ululating in their mother tongue as they fetch water for their use and water their livestock simultaneously. Proceed to Marsabit for an afternoon game drive in the Park. Elephants, buffalo and kudu can be seen next to the Marsabit Lodge at the water filled crater. Marsabit is an oasis and an extinct volcano, which is densely forested on the upper slopes while the lower slopes, are scorched and dry. The Park hosts jumbo elephants and was home to Ahmed, the elephant whose statue stands outside the National Museum in Nairobi; one of the largest elephants ever seen in Kenya. Access to some parts of the Park is hampered by extensive dense forest and undergrowth. All meals and overnight is at the Campsite or Lodge.
Marsabit – Kalacha
After breakfast make your way past the lava flows to Kalacha, a small settlement at the edge of the Chalbi Desert where you will camp for the night.
Kalacha - Lake Turkana
After breakfast, depart for Loiyangalani, the name used for the south-eastern shores of Lake Turkana, across the Chalbi Desert and arriving in the mid afternoon. The desert cannot be crossed in wet weather as the whole of it becomes a shallow lake but alternative roads are available around the north and south. The rest of the day is spent at leisure and dinner and overnight at the Campsite.
A full day at leisure by the lake. Swimming is not permitted, as the lake’s waters are crocodile-infested. At extra costS, you can visit the village of the El Molo tribesmen who are said to be the smallest tribe in Africa. All meals and overnight are at the Campsite.
Lake Turkana – Maralal
After breakfast, depart Loiyangalani for Maralal, which is the administrative centre for the Samburu people. The town is used as a transit point en-route to or from Lake Turkana. Lunch will be served along the way. Dinner and overnight is at the campsite.
Maralal – Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, lunch enroute. You will stop at the scenic Thompson Falls, which are named after Joseph Thompson, one of the first European explorers who walked from Mombasa to Lake Victoria in the 1880’s. Arrive in the mid afternoon.
Park Entrance Fees
Transport and game drives
Accommodation in Campsite
All meals (full board basis)
Tribal Village Visits