Northern Kenya Safari. Culture and breathtaking scenery and wildlife stand at the forefront of this safari. The main focus of this trip is the desert Lake Turkana, that remains wild and un-touched with its outstanding cultural tribes. You will encounter the Samburu, Rendille, El Molo, Dasenich Tribes among others. Thissafariwill bring you closer to the culture in a way that you will never experience it anywhere else. You will also encounter wildlife inSamburu Reserveand the Great Rift Valley Lakes.
On arrival at the Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by Our office represantave for meet and greet. You will then be transferred to Hilton Hotel for your overnight stay – Bed & Breakfast
Today you will have an early morning breakfast at 7am, After Breakfast you will be picked up by your driver/guide and depart for Samburu National Reserve, Its about 6 hours drive to Samburu from Nairobi. Rugged and remote, this wildlife reserve provides some of the best and most colorful game viewing in the country. Samburu is inhabited by a wide variety of animals, more so the rare species such as the long- necked gerenuk, gravy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa oryx. Other animals include the leopard, the mighty lion, elephants; crocodiles can be seen swimming in the Ewaso Nyiro River along with the hippo.
Arrival in time for lunch, followed by unlimited afternoon game drive exploring the beauty that is within Samburu and its richness in wildlife and birdlife.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp
Full day in Samburu Game Reserve with game drives. You may choose to go out for a morning game drive and return for breakfast at the lodge. Most animals rest during the hot lunch hour and ideally you will see most game again in the afternoon.
The landscape is stunning and with a bit of luck you may see Elephants in the mighty Ewaso Nyiro River, a beautiful sight. Diner and overnight at Ashnil Samburu Camp
Today you will have your breakfast early in the morning. After breakfast you will visit Samburu Village visit then drive to Marsabit with packed lunch. Its about 4 hours drive.
Arrival in Marsabit late afternoon. Check-in to your accommodations at the Catholic Guest House.Thereafter at around 4pm depart for a late afternoon game drive in Marsabit National Park.
The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent source of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of birdlife and wildlife. Major wildlife attractions include the African elephant, the endangered Grevy’s zebra, lion, leopard, buffalo, bushbuck, large herds of greater and lesser kudus, common zebra, Grant’s gazelle and many other small antelopes.
Marsabit is the home for the Gabras / Rendille and the Borana tribes.
Dinner and overnight at Sand & Rock resort
Early morning breakfast then depart for Loiyangalani with packed lunch / bites purchased to arrive late afternoon. About twelve ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County gathers here for Lake Turkana Festival each year: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Burji, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee,and Waata. The presentation of the customs and living conditions of the twelve tribes, their spectacular traditional costumes, arts and crafts, dances and music is a unique and fascinating experience in particular in light of the stunning geographical characteristics and the limited general knowledge about the Lake Turkana and Marsabit County.
Dinner and overnight at Malabo Resort
The day will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and get a chance to interact and photograph them. There is a possibility of visiting the Southern Island but this depends on wind situation as there are no powerful boats in this area. You can make a walk on the lakeshore of lake Turkana.
If you want to visit also the villages of the different ethnic communities, your guide will assist you. Additional charges can arise. Meals and overnight at Malabo Resort
The day will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and get a chance to interact and photograph them. There is a possibility of visiting the Southern Island but this depends on wind situation as there are no powerful boats in this area. You can make a walk on the lakeshore of lake Turkana. If you want to visit also the villages of the different ethnic communities, your guide will assist you. Additional charges can arise. Meals and overnight at Malabo Resort
An early morning breakfast at 6:30am. After breakfast depart for Maralal with packed lunches to arrive late afternoon (7 hours drive). Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure in this remote town. Dinner and overnight at Sungura Boutique hotel
After breakfast depart for Lake Baringo to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Lake Baringo has always been a haven for birders boasting over 400 Species. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure to enjoy various excursions available. You may partake the canoeing or fishing excursion on the lake or you could opt to visit the local Njemps community or simply relax enjoying the beautiful views of the lake or bird walks.
Njemps are the only pastoralists community who eat fish while it is forbidden food to the rest of the Nomadics groups. Meals and overnight at Soi Safari Lodge
Early breakfast then you depart for a boat ride and finally drop off on the shore. Lake Baringo together with Lake Naivasha are the only two Great Eastern Rift Valley FRESH water Lakes found in Kenya. The coxswain may use food baits to attract the fish to the surface making them visible to the fish eagle…..you may be lucky to catch dramatic spectacle. Thereafter depart with packed lunches for a game drive in Lake Bogoria Game Reserve known for its curative hot geysers. Fresh water springs at the lake edge attract an abundance of birds and wildlife. There are many Fish Eagles, which often prey on the local flamingoes.
Lately this lake has been the home of thousands of flamingoes and hence attracting many tourists. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Soi Safari Lodge
After breakfast at your lodge depart for Lake Nakuru National Park which is approx.2.5 Hrs drive away toarrive midmorning. Proceed on for a game drive immediately only to check-in at your lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in search of Lion and the otherwise elusive leopard leading you to the famous Baboon Cliff which offers a fantastic view of the Lake and the National Park.
The Park is a home to a high concentration of wildlife despite its proximity to the Nakuru Town. The simple coexistence between people and wildlife in this region is quite amazing.
A visit to the famous Makalia falls spices your experience as it gives you the opportunity to leave your vehicle for a while to catch a glimpse of the splendid waterfalls. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill lodge
Today is your last day of adventure. Your last morning game drive then breakfast. After breaksast freshen up and check-out from your lodge rooms. At 10am you begin your drive back to Nairobi arriving by noon. A farewell lunch is planned for you at the Carnivore Restaurant that gives you a chance to recap on your just concluded safari and say goodbyes to the friends you will have made.
After lunch you will be droped off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your out-bound flights.
End of safari
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