Summary of this Budget Camping Safari
Northern Kenya is barren and lightly populated and an area of Kenya that is completely off the tourism route. The Local Tribes that live here are some of the most captivating people in Africa and are sure to leave a long-lasting impression on you during your visit.
These tribes include the nomadic pastoralists the Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, Boran, Gabbra and El - Molo.
This expedition is run in sturdy land cruisers or especially designed expedition trucks as you will be travelling off the beaten track on some of Africa's worst roads. You will however get the opportunity to see beautiful mountains and forests, surrounded on all sides by hot dusty deserts. (Lake Turkana).
The camp is situated right on the shores of the lake with spectacular views.
This Safari is an ideal Safari for clients who do not mind roughing it, and who want to get off the usual tourism route. The Safari not only offers some spectacular scenary with the highlights been the Lakes, but also offers you the chance to meet some of the most remote tribes in Africa, untouched by Western Influence.
Day 1: Lake Baringo:
Depart Nairobi in the morning stopping at the top of the world to view the great Rift Valley. Lunch at Nakuru and arrive at Lake Baringo late afternoon. Watch out for hippo while you shower. Overnight at the campsite.Depart Nairobi in the morning stopping at the top of the world to view the great Rift Valley. Lunch at Nakuru and arrive at Lake Baringo late afternoon. Watch out for hippo while you shower. Overnight at the campsite.
Day 2: South Horr:
Climb out of the Rift Valley in the morning chill towards Maralal and the red-ochred Samburu people,who are still nomadic and proud. Then another spectacular climb up Losiolo and down past Baragoi to South Horr where we camp next to a small clear stream.
Day 3: Lake Turkuna:
Break early in the morning for Lake Turkana . The rough road gets worse as we descend across ancient lava flows towards the Jade Sea and the Oasis Loiyangalani lying between the lake and Mt. Kulal . We arrive at our permanent beach campsite just outside Loiyangalani soon after lunch and settle in our traditional Turkana huts with a cool breeze blowing from the lake. Indeed a perfect place to relax protected from scorching sun and heat characteristic of the harsh climate of this remote area.
Day 4: Lake Turkana
We spend the day relaxing and bathing only interrupted by a short boat excursion to visit the surrounding areas where crocodiles and birds may be spotted. In addition, we visit Loiyangalani and the community settled there while in the evening we may visit one of the Turkana Manyattas for traditional dances under a star studded sky at an extra cost if clients wish. Unforgettable experience.
Day 5: Maralal
Up the Horr valley and back to Baragoi, camping further South at Maralal.
Day 6: Samburu
We arrive at Samburu park around lunch time and settle in our Permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River.Samburu Reticulated Giraffe
Day 7: Samburu
A day game viewing in the park. Elephants abound: you may see lion, reticulated giraffe, gerenuk, Grey's zebra and oryx.
Day 8: Nairobi
The road back to Nairobi passes over the high shoulder of Mt. Kenya. Lunch on the way arriving in Nairobi by later afternoon.
Inclusive; as per itineraries
- Ground Transportation in tourist minibuses equipped with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing.
- Full board accommodation on safari, All park entrance fees
- Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide,
- Extensive game drives in the national parks,
- Airport transfers in Nairobi. drinking mineral water,
- Flying doctors emergency evacuation fee.
Exclusive; as per itineraries
- Alcoholic drinks, beverages, tips, visas, laundry, Personal Toiletries, optional activities or items of personal nature.
- Airport departure tax,