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9 Days Lake Turkana Camping Adventure Tours

Starting at: $1 325

  • Tagged as the cradle of mankind, Turkana county offers some interesting sites for the adventure tourist. Lake Turkana camping safari is a 9 days tour to Northern Kenya that avoids the rigorous journey across the Chalbi Desert but still transverses rugged country to the frontiers of Kenya and the Lake Turkana. Northern Kenya is lightly populated, untamed and often barren. Setting foot in these parts is like leaving the 21st century; it is an explorer’s heaven, and the variety of tribes that live here are some of the most captivating people in the world. They include the Samburu, Turkana, Rendille, Boran, Gabbra and El – Molo. This rugged 1,800-km expedition is run in land cruiser. You will traverse along some of Africa’s worst roads; see beautiful mountain forest surrounded on all sides by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at Oasis Lodge (Lake Turkana).

    Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
    On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, you will be met by your Safari Guide who will accompany you to the Nairobi comfort Hotel. The nights in Nairobi are cool, the days are warm, the temperature rarely exceeds 75 degrees and humidity is low. Meal Plan Bed and Breakfast

    Day 2: Nairobi - Sweetwater’s Game Reserve
    Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the Thika plantation to Sweet-water Sanctuary for an afternoon game drive to see the wildlife including rehabilitated chimpanzees. Sweet water is the only sanctuary for rehabilitation in Kenya of these widely abused chimpanzees with two groups living in an environment as close to their natural habitat as possible and it is also a dedicated black rhino breeding area. Dinner and overnight at a campsite

    Day 3: Sweetwater’s Game Reserve – Samburu National Reserve
    After breakfast, proceed to Samburu game reserve arriving in time for lunch. Samburu National Reserve becoming one of Kenya’s most admired stops after the Mara which hosts the uncommon Gravy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx, Elephant and crocodile and bird life. Dinner and overnight at a campsite

    Day 4: Samburu National Reserve – Marsabit
    Depart Samburu and proceed to Marsabit arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, proceed to the game drive in Marsabit National Park. The Marsabit National Park lies in northern Kenya, about 560 km north of Nairobi in Marsabit district. The park comprises of densely forested mountain and three crater lakes that are the only permanent surface of water in the region and that provide habitat for a variety of bird life. Dinner and overnight at Campsite

    Day 5: Marsabit National Park – Kalacha
    After breakfast, we visit Marsabit town before making our way back into the desert and lava flows to Kalacha arriving in time for lunch. The Rendille people in their bright red outfits, earrings and beads make it a vibrant place and the best place to take in the cornucopia of culture is the lively market. All meals and overnight at the camp

    Day 6: Kalacha – Lake Turkana
    We depart early after breakfast at the camp crossing the Chalbi Desert. The Gabbra are pastoralists, particularly attached to their camels. While it is the lake that provides the nominal incentives for doing this trip, it is the people of northern Kenya that make the most lasting impression, nomadic pastoralists such as the Gabbra, Turkana and Samburu whose adherence to a strictly traditional lifestyle and dress is practically unique in modern East Africa.

    In small villages such as North Horr or Kalacha, even in the city of Loiyangalani, you could be forgiven for thinking that the whole human spectacle is being put on for tourists. All Meals and Overnight at the campsite

    Day 7: Lake Turkana
    The day is spent relaxing and you may visit the local lodge to swim or hire a boat to visit the surrounding area or visit one of the Turkana Manyattas (optional) for traditional dances(at an extra cost). The lake is home to the largest population of Nile crocodiles in the world.

    The rocks of the surrounding area are predominantly volcanic. Central Island is an active volcano, emitting vapors. Outcrops and rocky shores are found on the East and South shores of the lake, while dunes, spits and flats are on the West and North, at a lower elevation. All Meals and Overnight at the campsite

    Day 8: Lake Turkana – Maralal
    After breakfast, departing Lake Turkana and head south to Maralal arriving in time for lunch. Maralal is one of the most breath taking scenes in Northern part of Kenya with the Losiolo escarpment, an endless stretch as land drops down to the Suguta valley. Dinner and overnight at a campsite

    Day 9: Maralal – Nairobi
    After breakfast, depart Maralal town and drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening.

    SAFARI INCLUDES:

    Extensive Game drives
    Use of 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser fitted with pop-up roof
    All meals included while on safari
    Full board Accommodation
    All applicable Game Park entrance fees
    Safari vehicles carry mineral water
    Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
    Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
    Professional Photographic Safari guide
    Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back

    PRICES EXCLUDE;

    International Airfare
    A visit to a Masai Village
    Accommodations in Nairobi
    Cost of obtaining passport and visas
    Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
    Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
    Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
    Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

  • Country tour Kenya
    City of excursion Nairobi, Sweetwaters, Samburu, Turkana
    Languages spoken by the guide en English
    Duration of the tour 11 Days
    Creation Date Friday, 20 March 2020
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