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GTC 4 – 6 Days Great Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara
  • Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
  • Bird enthusiasts’ haven; over 400 bird species of found in Lake Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru
  • Boat ride on Lake Baringo looking our for Hippos and crocodiles
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
  • Maximize on game viewing to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game
  • Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)

This is a safari to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley Lakes Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – Masai Mara.

Lake Baringo is Kenya’s bird watching centre with more than 450 species sighted here as well as Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards whilst Lake Bogoria offers hot springs and various bird species as the main attraction. Lake Nakuru national park is home to the endangered black and white rhinos, various antelopes, bird species, flamingoes and the elusive leopard whilst Masai Mara offers you the chance to see the Big 5 and numerous herbivores.

Group tour scheduled to depart Saturday (minimum of 4 persons)!

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Day 1 – Lake Baringo

Depart Nairobi in the early morning stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley.  We stop for lunch along the way then set up camp in Lake Baringo in the late afternoon.  As long as the wind conditions are favourable, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and birds. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so its best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellant.

Day 2 – Lake Bogoria & Lake Nakuru

Break camp after an early breakfast and drive 30km south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria. Lunch en route before proceeding towards the Lake Nakuru national park. At 180sq km an afternoon game drive will suffice to explore this small but interesting park with habitats which include grass, bush, euphorbia, acacia forests and rocky cliffs home to baboons and rock hyraxes.

Set up camp at a campsite (cold at night).

Day 3 – Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve.

We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).

Day 4 & 5 – Mara

Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school.

Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).

Day 6 – Mara to Nairobi

Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea.  We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.

GTC 3 – 3 days Budget Mara tour
  • Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
  • The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
  • Great chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard
  • Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)

This is a safari to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara which is a continuous ecosystem with the Serengeti in Tanzania. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest migration in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning back south again in October. However game viewing is rewarding all year round. On our way there, we pass through Kenya’s rift valley escarpment which offers some breath taking views.

Animals to look out for; wildebeest, topi, grants gazelle, Thomson Gazelle, impalas, eland, hartebeest, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, jackals, hyena, crocodiles and hippos.

More than 470 species of birds are to be found; some of which include: vulturesmarabou storkssecretary birdshornbillscrowned cranesostricheslong-crested eaglesAfrican pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller, which is the national bird of Kenya.

Group tour scheduled to depart every Friday (minimum of 4 persons)!

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Day 1 – Nairobi to Mara

Departing our office in the morning we drive towards the escarpment (stopping to enjoy views of the rift valley) and down the floor of the Great Rift Valley via Narok town (the Masai district town).

Lunch en route followed by afternoon game drive.

We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).

Day 2 – Mara

Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school.

Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).

Day 3 – Mara to Nairobi

Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea.  We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.

GTC 2 ~ 8 Days Lake Turkana via Chalbi Desert
  • Views of Mt Kenya on clear days from its foothills
  • Samburu game reserve – home to the Gerenuk and Grevys zebra endemic to the North
  • Marsabit National park – cool, mountainous with the amazing (but windy) Gof Redo crater
  • The Kaisut and Chalbi deserts – enjoy the dust devils and mirages!
  • Lake Turkana – amazing view of the Jade sea promising fantastic sunsets and dramatic scenery
  • The Samburu, Gabbra, Borana, el molo, turkana and pokot tribes
  • Thompson falls, Nyahururu – get your picture taken against the background of the rainbow-falls.

This rugged 1,800-km adventure camping expedition is run in land cruiser or expedition trucks. You will traverse along some of Africa’s ‘bumpiest’ roads; see wildlife endemic to the North of Kenya, beautiful mountain forest surrounded o­n all sides by hot dusty deserts, eventually arriving at shores of the beautiful Jade Sea (Lake Turkana). As well as spectacular scenery 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.

Gametrackers has been offering this as one of our best selling safari for over 29 years especially for those true explorers and travellers who want to get off the tourist beaten track and for it, we are highly recommended.

Group departures set to depart on Fridays (minimum 4 persons)

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Day 1 – Maralal

Depart in the early morning towards Maralal via Nyahururu (option to stop at Thompson falls briefly; payable direct). Lunch en route as we arrive in the campsite in the late afternoon to pitch up tents for the night. (Particularly long drive; cold night).

Maralal is the unofficial capital of the Samburu people and has a distinctly frontier feel about it. It is also home of the Maralal International Camel Derby that happens o­nce a year between July and October and attracts riders and spectators from all over the world.

Day 2 – Lake Turkana

After breakfast, we start the long journey driving via Baragoi and South Horr to arrive at a campsite in Loiyangalani in the late afternoon and pitch tents, a perfect place to relax, protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the climate of this remote area. There is the option to upgrade (at an additional cost) to cool traditional bandas complete with beds.

Lake Turkana is the largest desert lake in the world and extends for 288 kilometres up to the Ethiopian / Kenyan border surrounded by volcanic rock and desert.

Day 3 – Lake Turkana

The day is spent relaxing. Optional activities (payable direct) include visiting the Desert museum, enjoying a swim at the nearby lodge, hire a boat to explore the lake, visit to el Molo/Turkana villages and exploring Loyangalani town. Return to the campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 – Kalacha

After an early breakfast we cross the Chalbi desert (if dry) via North horr towards Kalacha. If it has rained, we shall use another route avoiding the desert. Kalacha is a small settlement on the edge of the Chalbi Desert inhabited by the Gabbra people (pastoralists particularly attached to their camels).

Enjoy an evening sunset campsite or watch a Gabbra performance in the evening (optional cost) (windy night).

Day 5 – Marsabit

Break up camp in the early morning as we head south towards Marsabit (meaning place of cold); an astonishingly cool, green and hilly oasis rising high above the dry heat of the surrounding desert lands. En route we stop to enjoy views of the massive Gof Redo crater and desert landscape. The area is home to the local Rendille and Samburu people abundant in their bright red outfits, beads and earrings. This will be a cold night.

After setting up camp, we visit the lodge inside the National park and as long as the roads are dry we drive up to Lake Paradise and Little Lake (seasonal). Here, an indigenous forest and a desert come together to create the most compelling landscape o­n earth. Elephants and greater kudu abound. The dense forest in the park is also home to a variety of birds.

Day 6 – Samburu

Depart in the early morning along the trans-african highway towards Samburu. Lunch en route and arrive Samburu National reserve in time for an afternoon game drive.

Accommodation is in our semi-permanent campsite, beautifully set under a canopy of trees or we may pitch tents o­n the edge of Uaso Nyiro River (meaning Brown in Samburu) if they are occupied.  Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climate.

Day 7 – Samburu

The day is spent game viewing in the park. You may also opt to visit the lodge for a swim and cold drink or a nearby Samburu village (payable direct).

Samburu is part of a lava plain that includes a diverse landscape of thorn scrub, red dirt, dried river beds, broken volcanic rock, steep hills, and rocky outcroppings. The region is home to the uncommon Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope, Somali ostriches, lions and Oryx. Elephant, crocodile and numerous bird make excellent sighting.

Day 8 – Nairobi via Nanyuki

Depart camp after breakfast viewing game as we drive back to Nairobi via Mt. Kenya region. Arrive back in the late afternoon.

GTC1 ~ 10 DAYS LAKE TURKANA VIA LAKE BARINGO/ CHALBI DESERT/ MARSABIT/ SAMBURU/ OL PEJETA / /LAKE CAMPING SAFARI
  • Look out for hippos in Baringo whilst enjoying a boat ride
  • Walk alongside camel and local tribes’ people in Tuum
  • Lake Turkana – amazing view of the Jade sea promising fantastic sunsets and dramatic scenery
  • The Samburu, Gabbra, Borana, el molo, turkana, pokot tribes
  • The Kaisut and Chalbi deserts – enjoy the dust devils and mirages!
  • Marsabit National park – cool, mountainous with the amazing (but windy) Gof Redo crater
  • Samburu game reserve – home to the Gerenuk and Grevys zebra endemic to the North
  • Ol pejeta wildlife conservancy – home to the largest black rhino sanctuary and Chimpanzee sanctuary
  • Views of Mt Kenya on clear days from its foothills

This journey into the Northern Kenya takes you into the sparsely populated and less explored part of Kenya where you will traverse across some of the ‘bumpiest’ roads in Kenya, come across colorful and captivating tribes and breathtaking scenery. Gametrackers will take you on an anthropologic tour from the rift valley lake of Lake Baringo before enjoying a camel ride in Tuum alongside the Samburu herdsmen, thereafter greeting the brilliant jade sea (Lake Turkana). The adventure continues as you venture into the desert environs of the Chalbi desert (impassable if wet) to the mountainous cool Marsabit, into the semi-arid/ savannah type geography and wildlife of the Samburu before a final game drive in the Ol Pejeta conservancy; a conservation success!

Gametrackers has been offering this as our best selling safari in East Africa for over 30 years especially for those true explorers and travelers who want to get off the beaten tourist track and for it, we come highly recommended.

Day 1 – Nairobi to Baringo

Pick up and depart at leisure from Nairobi as we proceed towards the Great Rift Valley. We stop at the view point where you have a chance to enjoy the distant views of Longonot and Suswa (great on clear days). Lunch en route before arriving to set up camp on the shores of Lake Baringo where we spend the night at a campsite sleeping amongst the grazing hippos. Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well developed acacia forest. Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards, numerous birds are effortlessly seen from the shore.

Day 2 – Baringo to Maralal

We awaken for an early morning boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile and numerous bird species before settling down for breakfast. You may even spot the unique Njemps tribe fishing in their traditional boats (Baringo is their traditional home). Break up camp and depart towards Maralal town where we spend the night (cold). Maralal is the unofficial capital of the Samburu people and has a distinctly frontier feel about it.

Day 3 – Maralal to Tuum

After an early breakfast we break up camp and depart further northwards towards the settlement of Tuum which is located on the East of Mount Nyiro. This is a scenic drive and we stop en route to enjoy a picnic lunch. In the afternoon we meet our camels and Samburu guides in these breath-taking landscapes and enjoy a walk for a few hours to the foothills of Mt. Nyiro where you set a bush camp together with the guides and camels.

Day 4 – Tuum Camel safari

After breakfast we have an early morning walk in the cool and spectacular African sunrise before repacking the vehicle and departing on the scenic (albeit rocky) road through lava flows to the broken sands on the edge of the Kaisut Desert. We approach Lake Turkana via the small settlement of Baragoi and arrive at Loiyangalani town located on the edge of the lake (It is the largest desert lake in the world and extends for 288 kilometres up to the Ethiopian / Kenyan border surrounded by volcanic rock and desert).

We arrive at a campsite in Loiyangalani in the afternoon and set up tents. A perfect place to relax protected from the scorching sun and heat characteristic of the climate of this remote area. There is the option to upgrade to cool traditional bandas complete with beds (at an additional cost).

Day 5 – Lake Turkana

The day is spent relaxing. Optional activities (payable direct) include visiting the Desert museum, enjoying a swim at the nearby lodge, hire a boat, visit to nearby rock art sites (accompanied by guide), visit to Turkana and El molo villages and exploration of Loyangalani town by foot.

Day 6 – Lake Turkana to Kalacha

Early breakfast as we break up camp and prepare to cross the outskirts of the Chalbi Desert transiting the North Horr settlement as we approach Kalacha. This is a small settlement located on the edge of the Chalbi Desert inhabited by the Gabbra people; (Camel-herding nomads particularly attached to their camel).

We set up camp, enjoy the evening sunset at the edge of the desert, or watch a gabbra performance in the evening (optional cost) (windy evening).

Day 7 – Kalacha to Marsabit

Arising to a glorious sunrise; our journey continues into the Chalbi and Kaisut Deserts passing the occasional camel herder as we depart towards Marsabit. This is an astonishingly cool, green and hilly oasis rising high above the dry heat of the surrounding desert lands. We visit one of the large craters on the foothills which are locally known as ‘Gof Redo’. Lunch en route before proceeding towards the amazing Lake Paradise (road permitting) and you may also visit the Marsabit lodge looking out for buffalo and bushbuck in the far distance. Overnight camping at the base of Marsabit (cold and misty night).

Day 8 – Marsabit to Samburu

Break camp after breakfast and visit Marsabit town where you may explore briefly on foot. We then head south again along the Trans-African highway towards tarmac roads and Samburu game reserve. Arrive Samburu and enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to the campsite. Accommodation will be in our semi-permanent campsite beautifully set under a canopy of trees or pitch tents on the edge of Uaso Nyiro River (meaning Brown in Samburu language). Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climate.

Animals to look out for include the uncommon Grevy’s zebra, gerenuk antelope standing on hind legs to feed, lion, Somali ostriches with distinct blue legs and the shy Oryx. Elephant and crocodile are also sighted along the river bed.

Day 9 – Samburu to Mt Kenya

Morning breakfast and final game drive in Samburu Park before departing towards Ol pejeta Conservancy. Enjoy an afternoon game drive to enjoy close encounters with rhino, lion, elephants and various plains herbivores as well as chimpanzee. We set up camp for the night at Mountain Rock Campsite on the foothills of Mount Kenya (cold night).

Day 10 – Mt Kenya to Nairobi

Breakfast at leisure in the crisp, cool air beneath the slopes of Africa’s second largest mountain as we get ready to pack up camp for the final time. This morning; there is the option for a short nature walk, horse riding or boating (optional and payable direct) before departing back towards Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon. End of services.

GTC 21 ~ 7 Days Samburu, Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara

Day 1 – Samburu: 
Depart Nairobi in the morning heading north via the shoulder of Africa’s second largest mountain, Mt Kenya to the Samburu Game Reserve.  Accommodation in our Gametrackers semi-permanent campsite is beautifully set under a canopy of trees or we may pitch tents by the edge of Uaso Nyiro (meaning Brown in Samburu) River. Cold showers are available which are amazingly refreshing in the hot, dusty climate.

Day 2 – Samburu

Day spent game viewing in the park appreciating the diverse landscape and variety of animal species.  You may have the option of enjoying a swim or cold drink at a nearby lodge. Alternatively, visit a vibrant Samburu village (optional).

Animals to look out for include lions, elephants, grevy’s zebra, gerenuk, dik diks, ostrich, oryx, waterbuck, hippos and crocodiles. The horn billed stork is a common sighting as well as various other birds.

Day 3 – Baringo

Depart in the early morning (with lunch enroute) towards Lake Baringo one of the great Rift Valley Lakes. We arrive this fresh water lake in the late afternoon and depending on the conditions of the lake, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile and numerous birds. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so it is best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellent. We spend the night at a campsite.

Day 4 – Lake Nakuru

A 30km drive south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria, also one of the Rift Valley Lakes, with hot springs and flamingos being the main attractions as well as spectacular scenery. Lunch and then proceed for an afternoon game drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park which is a small but equally rewarding park which is home to the black and white rhinos, flamingos, baboons, antelopes, the elusive leopard and numerous bird species. Set up camp at a campsite (cold night) outside the park.

Day 3 – Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara

Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve. View game en route towards our Talek campsite situated at the edge of the park (next to Talek gate).

We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).

Day 6 – Masai Mara

The day is spent exploring the Mara magic through early morning and late afternoon game drives. Option to visit Masai village or local school.

Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).

Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers.

Day 7 – Masai mara to Nairobi

Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea.  We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.

GTC 12 ~ 10 Days Masai Mara /Naivasha /Serengeti /Ngorongoro

Day 1 – Masai Mara

We depart Nairobi in the early morning and drive down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley towards Narok town and Masai Mara. Lunch en route followed by an afternoon game drive.

We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).

Day 2 – Masai Mara

Full day spent exploring the park through early morning and late afternoon game drives. Overnight again at the campsite.

Wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still reasonably common.

Day 3 – Mara to Lake Naivasha

Morning game drive in Masai Mara, later proceed to Naivasha arriving in the late afternoon. We spend the night at a campsite situated on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Day 4 – Naivasha area

Day spent at leisure or may opt to do optional activities (payable direct). Dinner and overnight again at the campsite.

Naivasha has numerous optional activities available (payable direct); you may visit Elsamere conservation centre, enjoy a walk around the lake, visit crater lake game sanctuary, take a boat ride to Crescent island game park, visit Mt. Longonot for a hike, or visit Hells gate for a challenging gorge walk, cycling, rock climbing or swimming at the Ol-karia geothermal hot spa- the choice is yours….

Day 5 – Naivasha- Arusha

Early morning breakfast as we anticipate a long day ahead. We drive back up the escarpment via Nairobi and Namanga border. We arrive Arusha for overnight at a budget hotel.

Day 6 – Serengeti National Park

Leaving in the morning, we depart towards Serengeti National park with lunch and game viewing en route followed by dinner and overnight at seronera campsite located within the park.

Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), it is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.

Day 7– Serengeti National Park

Full day spent exploring the park through early and morning game drives focusing on following the wildebeest herds. Overnight back at the Seronera campsite.

You can visit the park all year round but there is less game in the park during the dry season – July /October, where they migrate to the Masai Mara in Kenya. During March to May the herds move in search of grazing to the southern section and in May to June, they move towards the western corridor of the park. Serengeti in the low season will still offer game viewing to match that of any park in Africa, and for some, the fact that there will be fewer tourists may be an added bonus.

Day 8 – Ngorongoro Crater

We view game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area where we spend the night at the Simba (Lion) campsite on the crater rim. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena.

It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals.

Day 9 – Ngorongoro crater to Arusha

We start refreshingly early to enjoy a full morning’s crater tour as we have a greater chance of seeing wildlife at this early hour. After lunch, we relocate you to Arusha town. Diner and overnight at a budget hotel.

Day 10 – Nairobi

After a leisurely breakfast and an optional visit around Arusha town; we depart back to Nairobi or drop off at the airport if you have made plans to visit the spice Island of Zanzibar. End of services

6 days Marsabit – Lake Turkana Cultural Festival June 2018

6 days Marsabit – Lake Turkana Cultural Festival June 2018
The Marsabit-Lake Turkana cultural Festival will take place for the 12th consecutive year in Loyangalani town; on the shores of the awe-inspiring Jade Sea in June 2018 (actual festival dates 28th to 30 June). This year’s event is co-organized by the County Government of Marsabit, Local Community Festival Committee, Kenya Tourism Board, National Museums of Kenya and Kenya Wildlife Service.

It is here where the 14 ethnic communities which live in Marsabit County: El Molo, Rendille, Samburu, Turkana, Dassanatch, Gabra, Borana, Konso, Sakuye, Garee, Waata, Burji and Somali demonstrate through song and dance their unique differences and traditions. In this remote and forgotten region; we are also made aware of the challenges faced by these minority tribes which include drought, environmental challenges, poor infrastructure and wrangling amongst each other. Thus whilst we awe at their impressive dress and ornaments and study their artifacts and way of life in the dramatic landscape that makes up the north of Kenya; the underlying goal remains and continues to be the promotion of peace and furthermore the appreciation of these fascinating tribes.

This is an adventurous 6 day camping tour with emphasis on the festival event in Loyangalani as well as culture and scenery throughout.

Day 1 (Wed 27th June) – Nairobi to Ewaso N’giro (approx 7 hrs)

Early morning departure from our central point in Nairobi city towards the central highlands and Kenya’s Northern Frontier. We stop at the equator sign for a photo opportunity just before crossing into the Northern frontier and Nanyuki town where we make a brief stop at the shopping Mall. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route before arriving at Archers post for camp set up at a campsite located on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Enjoy the excellent sunset offered by this beautiful landscape. Archers post is the home of the Samburu people who abound in their colorful and distinctive garb.

Meal plan – Lunch, dinner.

Day 2 (Thurs 28th June) – Ewaso N’giro to Loiyangalani (via Laisamis) (approx 8 hrs drive)

Early breakfast enjoying another spectacular sunrise before breaking up camp and departing towards the beautiful Jade Sea where the settlement of Loiyangalani is located. We pass by the massive flat topped Samburu sacred mountain known as Mount Ololokwe with it sheer cliffs and turn off towards Laisamis. The drive takes us through dramatic scenery going through the infamous ‘milgis lugga’ (the huge seasonal river that winds its way between the Matthews range and the Ndoto mountains), to the north of the Ndoto mountains and east of Ol donyo mara before arriving at Lake Turkana via the large windmills of the Lake Turkana wind power project. The view of Lake Turkana is particularly breathtaking and we stop for you to enjoy views of the Jade sea with sightings of local fishermen/Turkana huts in the far distance. We pitch up tents in the cool grounds of Palm Shade campsite. Time depending; we visit the festival grounds where the cultural village and inhabitants have set up.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 3 & 4 (Fri 29 & Sat 30 June) – Loiyangani (cultural festival)

The next 2 days will be spent with the local communities exhibiting their culture and you will get a chance to interact with them as well as learn about their culture. The program will include: boat racing, Moran race, wresting; displays of traditional foods as well as dances by the various tribes.

Apart from that; optional activities (organized and payable direct) include:- the option of hiring a boat to visit the surrounding area, visit the desert museum, visit the local lodge for a swim, guided visit to rock art sites or visit Teleki island by boat. In the evening; you may venture towards the site for more traditional dances and desert ‘disco’! Overnight back at the campsite.

Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 5 (sun 1st July) – Loiyangalani to Ewaso N’giro (approx. 8hrs)

Very early breakfast in anticipation of a long but scenic drive back towards the Ewaso N’giro womens campsite. Set up camp for overnight Meal plan – Breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Day 6 (Mon 2nd July) – Ewaso N’giro to Nairobi (approx.7 hrs)

Early morning breakfast before we break up camp to depart back towards Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon. End of services. Meal plan – Breakfast & lunch.

Included in the rate:

Transport by safari vehicle (cruiser or expedition truck depending on final group size)
Services of professional English speaking driver, guide and cook
All campsite fees
Cooking and camping equipment including use of our three-person tents (each tent shared by 2 people), stools, foam mattresses except sleeping bags/ pillows
Meals as per meal plan indicated whether vegetarian or non-veg prepared by our safari cook as indicated (includes tea & coffee)
1 liter of mineral water per person per day
Flying doctors emergency evacuation cover
Participation in the festival activities in Loiyangalani
Government taxes
Not included in the rate:

Optional activities as indicated e.g. boat rides on Lake Turkana, entry fee to Desert museum, Thomson falls, camel ride, hire of local guides etc
Accommodation upgrades in Palm shade (from KSH 2,000 per person bed only)
Personal travel/ Medical insurance
Sleeping bags/ blankets/ pillows
All airport/hotel/airport transfers [but can be arranged at extra cost]
All airport taxes and visas
All personal expenses and toiletries; e.g. additional mineral water, beverages & toiletries
Any other extras not stated as included above
N.B) The above tour is a basic camping group tour. The group size is open and there are no restrictions to number within the group. Children younger than 7 years are not permitted on group tours.

– For smaller, private group sizes and upgraded accommodations; please contact us – the costs will differ.

– Participants are requested to keep time with regards to camp set up/ pack up as instructed by tour guides.

– The above tour is adventurous ‘no-frills’ and should be viewed as such. As such, the route may be subject to change as per ground conditions on the day regarding weather, security or any other unforeseeable circumstances.