7 Days North Kenya Expedition

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  • We are awesome at finding the less well trodden paths.
  • We explore the wilder side of East Africa
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  • Expert and Local Guides - we know where to go, what to do and we keep you safe.
  • We believe in supporting local communities.
  • Free AMREF Cover - Air ambulance evacuation service in the event of a medical emergency.

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7 days
Availability : Scheduled Departure Dates: - 15 December 2023, 15 January 2024, 15 February 2024
Nairobi
Nairobi
Min Age : 12
Max People : 6
Highlights
  • Views of Mt Kenya on clear days from its foothills
  • Marsabit National park – cool, mountainous with the amazing (but windy) Gof Redo crater
  • Interact with the Samburu, Rendille, Borana, gabbra, and Turkana tribes’ people.
  • The Kaisut and Chalbi deserts – enjoy the dust devils and mirages!
  • Lake Turkana; the beautiful “Jade sea” promises fantastic sunsets and dramatic scenery
  • Go in search of the “Special Five” in Samburu Game reserve. They are the Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Grevy’s Zebra, Gerenuk and Somali ostrich.

Please inquire for Kenyan Resident/ Citizen Rates)

Tour Details

The tour begins on the foothills of Mt Kenya as we proceed towards the cool and misty environs of Marsabit; before traversing the Chalbi desert towards the largest desert lake in the world (Lake Turkana). Thereafter we visit the small settlement of Ngurunit where we enjoy the scenery and adventure at the base of Ndoto Mountains. Our final destination before returning to Nairobi is Samburu game reserve with its unique group of animals only found in the North of Kenya. On this tour you will come across numerous tribes who call this remote region their home; from the vibrant Samburu tribe, to the Rendille, Turkana to one of the smallest tribes in Kenya (the el molo people).

Tour Type

Accommodated

Departure & Return Location

Nairobi

Departure Time

8.00 am

Price Includes

  • 6 nights’ accommodation as per meal plan indicated
  • Services of Driver-Guide
  • Game Drives and Activities
  • All Tour Transportation
  • Mineral water on duration of safari

Price Excludes

  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Other Meals and Snacks
  • Optional Activities
  • Any Drink not included in Trip
  • Accommodation Upgrades
  • Visas to Kenya
  • International Flights

Complimentaries

  • AMREF Air Ambulance cover
What To Bring

Cameras and Camcorders

To Capture these wonderful memories

Binoculars

Make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Head Torch

It’s always great to have – there are no street lights on safari

A good book or cards

For relaxation between Safaris

Wind Jacket ( lightweight or poncho)

For those chilly mornings

Footwear

Comfortable hiking boots and/or sturdy footwear for walking safaris and sandals whilst in camp

Seater/Fleece Jacket

For chilly nights around the campfire

Comfortable clothing

Bring light clothing but avoid white because of the dust from the savannah

Sunhat and Glasses

To protect you from this strong sun

Swimwear

For those cool pools & river rafting

Sunscreen

To protect you from being burnt

A Solid Bag or Rucksack

Remember 15kgs limit for domestic flights and is easier to stack in safari jeeps and small planes

Insect repellant

We want to protect your delicate skin from being munched on by the little insects.

Itinerary

Day 1 Nairobi to Mt. Kenya

Depart Nairobi in the early morning and proceed towards the slopes of Africa’s second largest mountain at 5,199m – Mt Kenya and check in at the lodge based on the foothills of the Mountain. The afternoon is spent at leisure; optional activities include walk to MauMau Caves with a guide, cycling, horse riding and boating offered at the lodge.

The Mau Mau Cave was used by Kenyan freedom fighters as a hideout from British soldiers during the Mau Mau Uprising of 1952 to 1960. This pleasant 9km walk through wild bushes and indigenous trees is located at the foothills of Mt Kenya and open out to a beautiful waterfall and Burguret River. The area is also home to baboons, Colobus monkeys and other species. Dinner and overnight back at the lodge. (Lunch & Dinner included)

Day 2Mt. Kenya to Marsabit

After breakfast we depart for Marsabit town and environs. Enjoy a scenic drive as you depart Nanyuki looking out for colorful fields approaching Isiolo, the magnificent Mount Ololokwe (Samburu sacred mountain) before arriving at Marsabit. We visit Lake Paradise and Little Lake inside Marsabit national park. Here, an indigenous forest and a desert come together to create the most compelling landscape on earth. The dense forest in the park is also home to elephants, kudu, water buck and a variety of birds. You may visit the town on foot in the late afternoon as well. Overnight in an en-suite budget hotel in town. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Day 3Marsabit to Lake Turkana

Early breakfast before we depart the cool environs towards Lake Turkana as we traverse the Chalbi desert with its myriad of dunes and semi-desert landscape stopping to enjoy the scenery and experience. Arrive the great Jade sea in the late afternoon and visit Loiyangalani town on foot. Overnight at a budget en-suite hotel (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Day 4Lake Turkana

The day is spent relaxing at the nearby lodge enjoying the swimming pool (optional) after the previous long days’ drives.
Additional optional activities include; visit to the desert museum, El molo and Turkana village visits, enjoy a sunset boat ride on the lake or enjoy longer boat trips to South Island national park or the Nabuyatom crater (weather & wind dependent). Overnight back at the budget hotel in town (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Day 5Lake Turkana to Ngurunit

After breakfast, we begin the long journey towards Ngurunit driving past the Turkana Wind farm. The scenery is breathtaking. Ngurunit is an oasis surrounded by the Ndoto Mountains and home to Samburu and Rendille tribes. Depending on the time we arrive; there is the option for you to enjoy a short walk up the Ndoto streams to the natural swimming pools for a swim and slide (weather dependent). Bring out your inner child as you enjoy this refreshing and fun experience! Alternatively enjoy an optional sunset nature walk to take in the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at basic accommodation (shared washrooms) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Day 6Ngurunit to Samburu

Enjoy breakfast as we make an optional visit to the women’s basket project to buy some souvenirs. We may visit the rock slides if the previous day did not permit before beginning the journey towards Samburu passing the magnificent Mount Ololokwe en route.

Arrive Samburu in time for an afternoon game drive. Samburu game reserve is home to the “special five.” These animals are only found in the North of Kenya; being the Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Reticulated Giraffe, Gerenuk and the Beisa Oryx. Be sure to look out for them on your game drive as well as lions and various other wildlife.
Overnight at a budget en-suite camp located just outside the reserve (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included).

Day 7Samburu to Nairobi

Early breakfast followed by final game drive in Samburu game reserve concentrating around the Ewaso Nyiro River; renowned for herds of Elephants wading across. Thereafter; we begin the long drive back towards Nairobi to arrive in the early evening with drop off at your accommodation. End of services. (Breakfast & Lunch included)

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